Land Acknowledgement

UC Davis Land Acknowledgement

UC Davis would like to pay homage to the indigenous people and the land on which our laboratory and campus is located. The following land acknowledgement statement has been created in consultation between UC Davis and the Patwin [PUTT-win] native community:

‘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.’

We think it is important to formally recognize and pay respect to the indigenous people who once lived where UC Davis stands today. It is intended to raise awareness regarding the enduring relationship between indigenous people and the land.

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