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Positive Images resides on

the unceded, ancestral lands of the Southern Pomo and Coast Miwok people.

Sonoma Coastline with crashing waves and a bird flying just over the horizon.

Positive Images would like to acknowledge that our center resides within the unceded, ancestral territories of the Southern Pomo and Coast Miwok people, who are unified today as the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria. It is important that we always acknowledge the existence of Native & Indigenous people in the present and future tense; today, many Southern Pomo and Coast Miwok people still reside within their ancestral territories, continuing to pass down knowledge of their culture and traditions for many generations to come.

Under settler colonialism, white people benefit from the use and occupation of unceded Native land. In our organization’s lifelong commitment to inclusivity, diversity, and social justice, we have a responsibility to acknowledge and affirm Indigenous sovereignty and the rights of Native Americans whenever the opportunity arises. We call upon our friends, community members, and supporters to go beyond land acknowledgements and learn how to be proactive allies to Indigenous communities in Sonoma County and beyond.

A fallen Log surounded by lush greenery sits atop a cascading waterfall.

Check out the following resources to learn more about California Native history and how you can support Indigenous people in your area. Not in Sonoma County? Learn whose land you’re on by visiting

Sonoma County & Bay Area Resources

Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria

California Indian Museum and Cultural Center

Redbud Resource Group

Sonoma State University Native American Studies Department

Sonoma County Indian Health Project (SCIHP)

Bay Area American Indian Two Spirits

Restoring Justice for Indigenous Peoples

“Gold, Greed, and Genocide” Initiative

American Indian Cultural Center SF

American Indian Cultural District SF

Sogorea Te’ Land Trust

Intertribal Friendship House

Native American Health Care Center

On Land Acknowledgements

Special Thanks to Cash Martinez for consulting.

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