As a collections-based research and educational humanities institution with a public mission and a focus on the interpretation of history, and as stewards of 207 acres of botanical gardens and California landscape, The Huntington has an opportunity and responsibility to acknowledge that the institution is located on the historical homelands of Indigenous communities. The purpose of this Land Acknowledgment is to honor and respect those peoples and recognize their enduring relationship to the land.
Our Land Acknowledgment:
The Huntington exists on the ancestral lands of the Gabrielino-Tongva and Kizh Nation peoples who continue to call this region home. The Huntington respectfully acknowledges these Indigenous peoples as the traditional caretakers of this landscape, as the direct descendants of the first people. The Huntington recognizes their continued presence and is grateful to have the opportunity to work and learn on this land.