Land Acknowledgment

The land was occupied through colonialism and genocide by the Spanish, Mexican and United States. In the 1700's there was an estimated 300,000 indigenous people in the Bay Area; now an estimated 10,000 living indigenous folks. Most of the people were killed through disease brought by the occupiers, murder, and human trafficking on and around the Missions.

 

The Spanish centralized their efforts through Santa Clara Mission now on Santa Clara University Campus. This continued through Mexico and now the United States, California, and San Jose governments, and non-indigenous residents. It is important to acknowledge and know that this harm through colonization continues. We work to move toward a more just, healed, and decolonized world.

Sources:

https://www.tamien.org/       https://sogoreate-landtrust.org/      https://libguides.scu.edu/ohlone

San Jose Office

We acknowledge that San Jose is the aboriginal homeland of Tamien Nation since time immemorial and recognizes the continued persistence and resilience of culture and community despite the adverse impacts of settler colonialism.  The Tamien Nation continues to have a relationship with the land; one of deep respect, agreement and reciprocity collaborating to help maintain balance. The Reclaim You, Inc. acknowledges and supports Tamien Nation in solidarity and commitment to partnership advocating for a more equitable and inclusive future.” 

We encourage you to engage in land tax here

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Berkeley Office

Our Berkeley office  is xučyun (Huichin), the ancestral and unceded land of the Chochenyo speaking Ohlone people, the successors of the sovereign Verona Band of Alameda County who are and were stewards of the land.

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