At CalNat, we are grateful for the partnerships we've formed with over 55 organizations across the state with whom we share a vision of a more sustainable and just future. This year we are particularly grateful for our new partners that represent several Indigenous cultures across California. We are honored by their choice to work with us and the wisdom they bring to our program.
While our focus is forward looking and hopeful, we'd be remiss not to reflect on our complicated and shared history. We acknowledge the stolen lands we revere, live, and recreate on. We honor the Traditional Ecological Knowledge of Native peoples, the first naturalists, as the foundation of everything we have learned and teach. We stand in allyship with people who experience these aforementioned traumas either generationally or first-hand in the world they navigate now.
Regardless of how you choose to give thanks during this time, whether you share a meal and your gratitude, mourn, protest, or fast…, we hope you will join us as we build more relationships around respect and an appreciation of what we all bring to the table.