Stanford Land Acknowledgement

  • At many gatherings at Stanford, we take a moment to acknowledge the story and significance of the land on which the university sits and the responsibility of stewardship across generations. This show of respect reminds us of Stanford’s connection to Ohlone lands and peoples and encourages ongoing engagement among our communities.
  • This statement is known as a land acknowledgment. It is typically included in written event programs or offered during the welcome or opening remarks.
  • The recommended practice is to welcome participants first, prior to reciting the land acknowledgment. If possible, it is preferred for the acknowledgment to be shared by an invited Native speaker. Another option is to share the video above featuring Native students voicing the acknowledgment.