Ancestral Lands

We want to acknowledge that we gather on the ancestral lands, past and present, of the Chumash [CHOO-mash], the Fernandeño Tataviam [fer-nan-DAY-nyo ta-ta-VEE-am], and Gabrielino Tongva [TONE-gva] (also called the Kizh [keech] Nation, kizh being the word for home in the Gabrielino/Tongva language).   We honor with gratitude the land itself and the people who have stewarded it throughout the generations. For those of us, who are not Indigenous to this land, we must acknowledge the lasting impact of the California genocide on its native peoples.  This calls us to commit to continuing to learn how to be better stewards of the land we are honored to inhabit as well.