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Land Acknowledgment


We recognize that every member of the San Jose community has, and continues to benefit from, the use and occupation of this land since the institution's founding in 1921. 
Consistent with our values of community, inclusion, and diversity, we have a responsibility to acknowledge and make visible the college's relationship to the original people. 
As members of the community, it is vitally important that we recognize the history of the land on which we stand. We also recognize that the Muwekma Ohlone people are alive and flourishing members of the broader Bay Area. 
We acknowledge that the land on which we gather at San Jose City College sits on the unceded ancestral homeland of the Muwekma Ohlone, who are the original peoples of the San Francisco Bay Area. 
We recognize that we benefit from living, working, and learning on their traditional homeland, and we affirm their sovereign rights as first peoples.