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Land Acknowledgement

CIG Headquarters is located on the campus of UC Davis. In respect of the indigenous people who once lived here we adopt the following Land Acknowledgement Statement of the University.  [more info]

UC Davis Land Acknowledgement Statement

UC Davis pays homage to the indigenous people and land on which the Davis campus is located.  Following consultation with members of the Patwin native community, the campus is pleased to provide the following "Land Acknowledgement Statement" that can be used in oral or written form at events as deemed appropriate.  The campus encourages those who are interested to use the following language, without edit:  

We should take a moment to acknowledge the land on which we are gathered. For thousands of years, this land has been the home of Patwin people. Today, there are three federally recognized Patwin tribes: Cachil DeHe Band of Wintun Indians of the Colusa Indian Community, Kletsel Dehe Wintun Nation, and Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation. 

The Patwin people have remained committed to the stewardship of this land over many centuries. It has been cherished and protected, as elders have instructed the young through generations. We are honored and grateful to be here today on their traditional lands.