Presentations and Events
Sogorea Te’ staff present to thousands of people annually at schools, conferences, community events and online forums including with students of all levels and people from a diversity of backgrounds.
Hundreds of people attend our community work days and cultural events at our land sites. We offer keynotes, workshops and presentations on the following topics:
- History of Ohlone People
- Rematriation: The Story of Sogorea Te’
- Indigenous Cultural Revitalization
- Shuumi Means Gift: How non-Native people can contribute to Indigenous sovereignty
If you are interested in requesting a speaker, please fill out this quick form telling us a little more about your request so we can get back to you as soon as possible. For best results, include as much information as possible and submit your requests at least 1 (one) month in advance.
While Sogorea Te’ staff occasionally offer land acknowledgements at events and programs, we typically do so with community leaders and organizations that we have an ongoing collaborative relationship with.
Land acknowledgements can be a powerful entry point for deeper engagement in the work of rematriation but are also often token or rhetorical acts of performative allyship. Here are a few resources to learn more about how to make land acknowledgements in a way that support real Indigenous sovereignty.
- Indigenous Land Acknowledgement by the Native Governance Center
- Indigenous Land Acknowledgement, Explained by Teen Vogue
- Territory Acknowledgement by Native Land
- Honor Native Land by The U.S. Department of Arts and Culture