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Land as Kin is presented as a collaboration between the Muckenthaler Cultural Center, Fullerton College, Fullerton Museum Center, and CSU Fullerton. This initiative preserves and honors the traditional Native caretakers of our land through artistic endeavors. The exhibitions and programming at each location connect past and present stories while exploring identity and place. Artists participating in this project explore and address their relationship to the land we know as "Orange County" and "California." Land as Kin is committed to inspire and respect the land we occupy as 'relation and not a resource,' as Tongva elders teach.
Each institution's exhibition will open and close at varying dates throughout fall 2021. Please visit the Events page for more details.​​​​​​​
Land & Labor Acknowledgement
The city of Fullerton is located on the unceded ancestral lands shared by the Gabrielino-Tongva Nation and the Juaneño Band of Mission Indians/Acjachemen Nation, who have been the traditional caretakers since time immemorial. Tongva and Acjachemen peoples maintain a strong presence in North Orange county and throughout Southern California, protecting their homelands, knowledge systems, and cultures for the next seven generations. We acknowledge the ingenuity, survival, resilience, and strength of their descendants and relatives––past, present, and emerging. We also acknowledge the labor of those who work on and care for these lands, both in the past and today, and all those who act in solidarity with Indigenous struggles.
Written by Amber Rose González (Xicana~Apache descendant), Fullerton College Ethnic Studies Department with NOCCCD Native American Faculty and Staff Alliance (NAFSA) / @NOCCCD_NAFSA © 2021