We would like to honor the Amah Mutsan people, who were the original caretakers of the land where the William James Association office is located. We do not condone the mistreatment of the Amah Mutsan people that the Mission of Santa Cruz inflicted upon them. They were put into slavery, forcibly baptized, forced to be educated in the colonizers way of life and forced to live as â€œMission Indiansâ€. We periodically burn sage to honor those spirits that are still taking care of this land. We stand in solidarity with the Amah Mutsan people and all indigenous people and their causes to become more visible, more independent, and more empowered.
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