The Graduate Womxn’s Project and the Graduate Assembly recognize that the University of California at Berkeley sits on the territory of Xučyun (Huichin), the ancestral and unceded land of the Chochenyo Ohlone, the successors of the historic and sovereign Verona Band of Alameda County. We recognize that every member of the Berkeley community has, and continues to benefit from the use and occupation of this land, since UC Berkeley’s founding in 1868. By offering this Land Acknowledgement, we affirm Indigenous sovereignty and our pledge to work to hold our university and ourselves more accountable to the needs of American Indian and Indigenous peoples. We are thankful to Native American Student Development for their labor and guidance on this land acknowledgement.
The Graduate Womxn’s Project supports the re-matriation process being undertaken by the Sogorea Te’ Land Trust, an Indigenous womxn led group supporting the return of land to indigenous peoples. We are on Indigenous land, know whose land you currently occupy.