and Community Engagement (SPACE) minor and Graduate Fine Art faculty Shylah Pacheco Hamilton Chair, Critical Ethnic Studies, First Year CORE Studio faculty Juan Carlos Rodriguez Rivera First Year CORE Studio faculty Rebekah Edwards Associate Professor, Critical Studies Program Rachel Berger Chair, Graphic Design
of discovery” with the true story of the people who have been living and are stewards of this land for continuously for thousands of years To confront our place on Native Lands and build mindfulness of our present participation in ongoing colonial legacies To create a broader public awareness of the history that has led to this moment To begin to repair relationships with Indigenous communities and with the land To oﬀer recognition, honor and respect for local Indigenous protocol To aﬃrm our responsibility to amplify and center Indigenous voices and to work towards ongoing action and relationship To teach and promote greater public consciousness of Indigenous sovereignty and cultural rights
College of the Arts is situated on the traditional lands of the Ohlone peoples past, present and future. This includes the Muwekma, Esselen and the Amah-Mutsun. I would also like to acknowledge that you are joining us today from many places, near and far, and acknowledge the traditional owners and caretakers of those lands.
CCA website and Portal • Can be verbal, visual, or written • Email signature, meeting agendas, syllabi, etc. • A living document that can and will change over time • Land Acknowledgment by itself is a small gesture. It becomes meaningful when coupled with authentic relationships and informed actions. When can I start practicing Land Acknowledgement?