Public Speaking and Presentations
Sogorea Te’ staff present to thousands of people annually at schools, conferences, community events and online forums including students of all levels and a broad spectrum of society.
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’
- Medicine Making
- Indigenous Cultural Revitalization
- Shuumi Means Gift: How non-Native people can contribute to Indigenous sovereignty
If you are interested in booking a Sogorea Te’ 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. Requests should be submitted at least 1 (one) month in advance and through this form to help us determine if anyone is available.
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.