We recognize that we are on stolen lands of the Mechoopda Maidu people in the Koyom:k’awi (Konkow/Northwestern Maidu) territory. We acknowledge the sacred connection between indigenous peoples and the land, and strive to honor that connection through stewardship of the land and native animals. We recognize that native peoples still suffer today from misrepresentation, broken treaties, cultural suppression, destruction of important cultural sites and objects, and other atrocities. We further recognize indigenous peoples as the true stewards, guardians, and caretakers of Turtle Island, named by colonizers as North America.
We encourage everyone to be cognizant of the true stewards of the land on which you reside. Text (855) 917-5263 with your zip code, or your City and State, separated by a comma to find out which indigenous lands you reside on.
If you are local to us in Chico, CA the website for the Mechoopda tribe has a lot of cultural and historical information, and can be foundhere.