“The California State University, Northridge University Library recognizes and acknowledges the Sesevitam, the first people of this ancestral and unceded territory of Sesevenga that is now occupied by our institution; and it honors their elders, past and present, and the Sesevitam descendants who are citizens of the Fernandeño Tataviam Band of Mission Indians. The Library recognizes that the Sesevitam are still here and it is committed to lifting up their stories, culture, and community.
The Fernandeño Tataviam Band of Mission Indians
The following links connect you to important resources and statements from the Fernandeño Tataviam Band of Mission Indians.
The distinct community of the present-day Fernandeño Tataviam Band of Mission Indians (Band) originated in the lineages, villages and culture of the pre-Mission period. The Band is an independent nation, exercising its inherent sovereign authority over its tribal citizens and territory.
A land acknowledgement is a statement that recognizes the history and presence of Indigenous peoples and their enduring relationship to their traditional homelands. Land acknowledgements help create awareness of the cultural erasure of Indigenous peoples and the processes of colonization and subjugation that have contributed to that erasure.
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