“Stanford sits on the ancestral land of the Muwekma Ohlone Tribe. This land was and continues to be of great importance to the Ohlone people. Consistent with our values of community and inclusion, we have a responsibility to acknowledge, honor, and make visible the University’s relationship to Native peoples.”
Native American Studies
Born out of student organizing and advocacy, NAS introduces students to a broad range of approaches to the academic study of Native American people, history, and culture.
Native American Cultural Center
A welcoming home to Stanford’s Indigenous-identifying students and others, the NACC champions Indigenous excellence, fosters leadership development, and promotes wellness.
Meaning “House of the People,” Muwekma Tah-Ruk is a four-class Row house that celebrates the diversity of Indigenous peoples throughout the Americas and Pacific Islands.
Initiated by Native American student advocacy, in 2016 a Stanford committee developed principles for renaming campus streets and buildings. Since then, several landmarks, including those formerly named after Junipero Serra, have been renamed.
Stanford American Indian Organization
The umbrella organization of American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians at Stanford, SAIO addresses the social, political, educational, and cultural issues of the Indigenous Stanford community.
Stanford Indigenous Alumni Association
The purpose of SIAA is to honor, connect, and support the Indigenous Stanford alumni community in all its diversity.
For questions about this Land Acknowledgement, please contact the NACC Director, Karen Biestman at firstname.lastname@example.org.