Land Acknowledgement celebrates the world of the bay area from here in San Jose, the ancestral lands of the Tamyen people. The Tamyen of what is now San Jose are one group of the Ohlone people. The Ohlone are composed of several groups who share related languages and cultures and whose lands stretch from the San Francisco Bay to the Monterey Bay. Today, the surviving people of several Ohlone groups in the bay area, including the Tamyen, are organized as the Muwekma Ohlone Tribe.

We acknowledge that we live and work on this land of the Muwekma Ohlone Tribe. We are grateful to be here and for this opportunity to see and appreciate this space.

What is a Land Acknowledgement? – A land acknowledgement is an important step in opening up to the true history of the people and land who were here before the colonialists. It is an important step in healing the relationships we have with the native people who were here before us and with the actions of our ancestors. It is a way to show respect to the people whose land you are on and appreciate.