Cuyamaca Rancho State Park Land Acknowledgment

Cuyamaca rancho Visitor Center 12551 CA-79, Descanso, CA

Tuesday, June 14 – Land Acknowledgment Day: Social media post – video or livestream – from Kumeyaay village rebuild


Land Acknowledgment Day

Palomar Mountain State Park Silvercrest Day Use and Social Media 19952 State Park Drive, Palomar Mountain, CA

We have extensive bedrock mortars here at Palomar; I’d like to do an in-person interpretive presentation about bedrock mortars, how they were used in daily tribal life, their association to geology, archaeological findings, etc. I will record the presentation and post it to Social Media.


Chumash Culture Day

La Purísima Mission State Historic Park 2295 Purisima Rd, Lompoc, CA

Explore the world of Chumash culture with the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Cultural Department. Take in the craft exhibit along with live demonstrations, music and talk with the people who carry on this vibrant culture of their ancestors.


California Tribes Day

Tule Elk State Natural Reserve 8653 Station Road, Buttonwillow, CA

Join us for a guided hike of the Tule Elk State Natural Reserve to learn about the Yokuts people who once lived throughout the Southern San Joaquin Valley.

Protecting the Environment for Thousands of Years

Museum of Natural History 20 State Park Rd, Morro Bay, CA

The cultural interaction with the land and estuary are written on the landscape of Morro Bay State Park. Visit the Morro Bay Museum of Natural History to be inspired by the connection of people and land. The yak tit?u tit?u yak ti?hini Northern Chumash tribe and the Salinan tribe who continue to steward the land …

Explore Land of the First People 

Land of the First People 2829 Juan St, San Diego, CA

Who were the first people to occupy what is now called San Diego? We invite you to explore the Land of the First People (Iipay ~ Tipai Kumeyaay Mut Niihepok), an outdoor exhibition at Old Town San Diego State Historic Park. Join our interpreters to discover how the Kumeyaay built their community around what was …


California Native American Day

Lake Perris SRA 17801 Lake Perris Dr,, Perris, CA

Join us at the Regional Indian Museum for activities, displays and demonstrations


Land Acknowledgement Day – Honoring the Indigenous People of the California Coast

Wilder Ranch Interpretive Center, Wilder Ranch State Park 1401 Coast Rd, Santa Cruz, CA

Join California State Parks’ Santa Cruz District at Wilder Ranch State Historic Park to discuss the importance of honoring the Indigenous people who have lived along the California Coast and Santa Cruz Mountains since time immemorial. All the parks in this state and country are on indigenous land and often that is presented as history rather than a …


Land Acknowledgment Day at Point Cabrillo

Point Cabrillo Light Station SHP 13800 Point Cabrillo Dr, Mendocino, CA

Explore the history of the Pomo people at Point Cabrillo. People change the land they live on, and the land changes the people. Meet in the upper parking lot near the Kearn Family Farmhouse Visitor Center at 11am.

Land Acknowledgment Day: Washoe and Donner History Hike

Donner Memorial State Park 12593 Donner Pass Rd, Truckee, CA

Who are the people native to this land? What kind of houses did they build? What did they hunt and gather? Did they interact with the Donner Party? Learn all of this and more on a hike around our ½ mile Nature Loop! Accessible to wheelchairs. Distance: 0.5 mi., easy hike


Interpretive hike focused on Washoe and indigenous peoples

Ed Z’Berg Sugar Pine Point State Park 7360 W Lake Blvd, Tahoma, CA

Who are the people native to this land? What kind of houses did they build? What did they hunt and gather? Learn all of this and more on a hike around our ½ mile interpretive trail. Wheelchair accessible. Meet in the Visitor Center. Distance 0.5 mi.


Metini: Past, Present, and Future

Fort Ross State Historic Park 19005 Coast Hwy, Jenner, CA

For the Kashaya Pomo, Fort Ross State Historic Park is built on Metini, an area of ancestral homeland far more expansive than the Park itself. Join Kashaya Tribal members and park staff and partners at the Marine Terrace, just outside the Fort walls and explore the meaning of Metini past, present, and future.


Oceano Dunes’ Land Acknowledgment Day

Oceano Dunes District Visitor Center 555 Pier Ave, Oceano, CA

Educational and interactive exhibits and activities; explore Chumash ethnobotany garden display


Native American basket weaving class

San Clemente State Beach Historic Cottage Visitor Center 225 Avenida Calafia, San Clemente, CA

Native American basket weaving class at the Historic Cottage with Jacque Nunez.


Land Acknowledgment is Just the Beginning


Throughout the country parks and other agencies have taken action to recognize the ancestral stewards of the places they occupy through land acknowledgements. North Coast Redwoods is leading the way, by installing dozens of signs across our district recognizing the Indigenous People who have called these places home since time immemorial. However, land acknowledgment is …

Ancient Land, Sacred Mountain

Andrew Molera State Park 45500 CA-1, Big Sur, CA

This 1.5 hour nature walk will meet at the Andrew Molera State Park Day Use Parking Lot. Learn about the plants, animals, and cultural history of Andrew Molera State Park. Easy-moderate walk; visitors should wear good walking shoes, sun protection, and bring water. Type: In-person program Group size maximum: 30 Cost: $10/vehicle entry fee


Welcome to Siutcanga: Acknowledging the First Peoples of Encino, the Fernandeño Tataviam Band of Mission Indians.

Online - Via Zoom CA

The Fernandeño Tataviam Band of Mission Indians will provide a 30-minute virtual presentation on the history of the Tribe. 15 minutes will be made available for Q&A. Included in this presentation will be how the Tribe maintains its unique relationship with its homelands without a formal land base or federal recognition. Special emphasis will be …


Connecting Past, Present, Future

Sugarloaf Ridge State Park 2605 Adobe Canyon Rd, Kenwood

Join Sugarloaf staff Desi Harp on an approximately 2-mile evening walk followed by a campfire storytelling event at the group camp highlighting some of the native peoples of the Mayacamas Mountains to celebrate the first annual California State Parks Week, (June 14-18) presented by California State Parks, Save the Redwoods League, Parks California and the …


Acjachemen Storytelling Campfire Program

San Clemente State Beach Campfire Center 225 Avenida Calafia, San Clemente, CA

Campfire Program with Jacque Nunez and Jackson Nunez with storytelling and dancing.