Frequently Asked Questions
Learning about Native Land
I'd like to learn more about Native land and food systems in our region. Where can I start?
Here are some options:
- Learn about the land where you live and farm using this resource
- Learn about how agriculture has historically and currently relies on Indigenous agricultural resources, such as land, plant material for breeding, ecologically-oriented management practices, conservation techniques, etc.
- Learn about local Native-led organizations focused on farming and food sovereignty.
- Strive to build reciprocal relationships with Indigenous people, growers, communities, tribes, and food systems focused organizations.
Resources relevant for UC ANR Extension folks:
- The University of California Land Grab: A Report of Key Learnings and Recommendations
- Learn more about the history of land grant institutions.
- Learn about the UC ANR Building Native Partnerships work group.
- Consider taking DEI training courses focused on inclusive pedagogy.
- Before reading a land acknowledgement statement, consider key messages from this video panel. When reading a land acknowledgement, consider sharing followup resources as well where people can learn more about next steps.
Thank you, Samantha Hilborn-Naluai, UC Davis Horticulture and Agronomy Graduate December 2020, for your contributions and guidance on this topic.