Land AcknowledgmentThe land on which UCSC has been constructed, and on which we gather, is the unceded territory of the Awaswas-speaking Uypi Tribe. The Amah Mutsun Tribal Band, comprised of the descendants of indigenous people taken to missions Santa Cruz and San Juan Bautista during Spanish colonization of the Central Coast, is today working hard to restore traditional stewardship practices on these lands and heal from historical trauma.
A farmer goes out early one morning and finds a homeless man asleep in his barn. The farmer wakes the man up and tells him he's trespassing and to get off his property.
The farmer says, “I inherited it from my father.”
The homeless man says, “How'd your father get it?”
The farmer says, “He inherited it from his father.”