The campuses of San Francisco State University on the San Francisco peninsula and north bay are located within the occupied territories of the Ramaytush Ohlone and the Coastal Miwok (who, along with the Southern Pomo, are organized as the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria).
In Fall 2019, AIS has begun an initiative with community leaders throughout the area to ensure SF STATE not only acknowledges the multiple layers of Indigenous San Francisco and Marin counties but does so in a way that is meaningful and responsible to Indigenous people’s cultural teachings and concerns.
The first workshop was October 9, 2019, with members representing the diversity of Ohlone people.
The 50th from the Perspective of this Place: A Workshop on Land Acknowledgment
Wednesday, October 9, 2019, 2:00-3:30 pm · Seven Hills Conference Center
Corrina Gould (Chochenyo Ohlone)
Kanyon Sayers-Roods (Coastanoan Ohlone/Chumash)
Gregg Castro (t'rowt'raahl Salinan/rumsien Ohlone)
Discussant: La Nada War Jack (Bannock Nation)
Panel and discussion available on the AIS Red Tawks YouTube channel.
Land Back: A Yellowhead Institute Red Paper (October 2019).
Deborah Miranda (Bad NDNs), "Land Acknowledgement: Why Do It?" (February, 6 2020).
Howie Echo-Hawk, "Fuck Your Land Acknowledgement" (February 10, 2020)
Mapping Indigenous LA: VISIT UCLA STORY MAPS
Guide to Indigenous Land and Territorial Acknowledgements for Cultural Institutions (Developed by: Felicia Garcia (Chumash), M.A. Museum Studies, New York University, 2018): www.landacknowledgements.org
Gathered by Traci Gardner (last updated on April 4, 2019), Example Land Acknowledgment Statements
Canadian Association of University Teachers, Guide to Acknowledging First Peoples & Traditional Territory
Hayden King (July 2, 2019), CBC Radio , Land acknowledgements can be used to erase Indigenous people's presence, says writer