Yuba College’s Land Acknowledgement statement was developed through a partnership with the Nisenan People. The Land Acknowledgement and the use guidelines found here were recommended for approval by the Yuba College Academic Senate on Feb. 3, 2022, and the College Council on Feb. 1, 2022. It was approved by the College President for use on Feb. 16, 2022. As an organization, we intend to demonstrate respect and gratitude for the Nisenan allowing us to be guests on their land.

How to use the acknowledgment:

Campus stakeholders are encouraged to use the approved land acknowledgment listed below at the beginning of each major event held on campus:

We acknowledge that Yuba College sits on the unceded land of the Nisenan people. We recognize their ongoing connection to this region and commit to amplifying their voice to pursue federal recognition. We offer our respect to their Elders and to all Nisenan people of the past, present, and future.

Use Guidelines

  • Participative Governance Committees, Task Forces, and Work Groups will read the full land acknowledgment annually at their first organizational meeting of the year. We encourage committees to establish continued recognition through the abbreviated acknowledgment.
  • Events exceeding 100 people in attendance will include, in addition to a safety briefing, a recognition of the land acknowledgment by the meeting’s host. The request to incorporate a land acknowledgment will be incorporated into the Facilities Use Form by July 2022.
  • Annually, the College will read the Land Acknowledgment at the beginning of the Convocation Event for all faculty and staff. The Land Acknowledgment will also be recognized during the College’s graduation ceremony.
  • Faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to incorporate the land acknowledgment into sporting events, syllabi, canvas course announcements, introduction slides for videos and presentations, special meetings or events.