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Land Acknowledgment Hock E Aye VI Edgar Heap of Birds, Native Hosts, 2007 Photo: Michael R. Barrick

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“Decolonization brings about the repatriation of Indigenous land and life; it is not a metaphor for other things we want to do to improve our societies and schools.” — Eve Tuck, State University of New York at New Paltz, and K. Wayne Yang, University of California, San Diego

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Decolonial School Founding Members Susanne Cockrell Community Arts, Social Practice 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

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What is a Land Acknowledgment?

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Land Acknowledgment is a formal statement that recognizes and respects Indigenous Peoples as traditional stewards of this land and the enduring relationship that exists between Indigenous Peoples and their traditional territories.

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Land Acknowledgment is a transformative act To counter the “doctrine 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

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CCA campuses are located in Huichin and Yelamu, also known as Oakland and San Francisco, on the unceded territories of Chochenyo and Ramaytush Ohlone peoples.

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Website Footer

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Website Footer

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Email Signature

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CCA Website & CCA Portal

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CCA Consultant, January 2020 - Present

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Continuous Relationship Building

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Continuous Relationship Building Decolonial Unconference: An afternoon of conversations and workshops Guests: Dr. Dori Tunstall, Andrew Herscher and Rekia Jibrin, Shalini Agrawal

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Going remote/hybrid… now what? We want to acknowledge that California 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.

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● Language and guidelines will soon be available on the 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 Acknowledgment?

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What’s next? Tangible actions

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What’s next? Tangible actions

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Continuous Relationship Building

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Students Solidarity

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Hiring Practices

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