“We stand upon a land that carries the footsteps of millennnia of Kumeyaay people. They are a people whose traditional lifeways intertwine with a worldview of earth and sky in a community of living beings.”
These are the opening words of a resolution adopted by the Senate of San Diego State University in September 2019. That resolution acknowledged the legacy of the university’s site as Kumeyaay land. It was part of a movement throughout the nation by the descendants of America’s original residents to reassert their historical legacy and to assume agency over their history and their future.
You can read the resolution in full by clicking on this link: https://ais.sdsu.edu/articles/Land-Acknowledgement.htm .
I would also recommend checking out two other San Diego County organizations in the forefront of embracing and building on San Diego’s indigenous heritage:
This is the link to the website of the California Indian Culture and Sovereignty Center at California State University San Marcos:
This is the link to the Kumeyaay Diegueno Land Conservancy: