Dr. Pribram-Jones would like to acknowledge that her scientific and scholarly work at UC Merced will take place on land that is the ancestral home of the Yokuts. This land was stolen by Spanish, Mexican, and then American profiteers through acts of forced servitude, genocide, and deceit. We are grateful for the ceremonies performed with the University by representatives of North Valley Yokut, Ohlone and Mi-Wuk tribes, and we will work hard to be responsive to and respectful of their communities and lands.
Dr. Pribram-Jones would also like to acknowledge that much of her previous work was performed on land that is the ancestral home and unceded territory of the Pelnen, an Ohlone tribelet, who held the large freshwater marsh that was the western Livermore valley and most of Pleasanton and Sunol Ridges. This land was also stolen by Spanish, Mexican, and then American profiteers through acts of forced servitude, genocide, and deceit.
For more information on these specific lands and the purpose of land acknowledgment practices, please see https://native-land.ca/territory-acknowledgement/.
We are grateful for our sources of financial support, past and present. Current work in the Pribram-Jones Group is supported by the University of California, Merced. We are grateful for previous research funding from the Lawrence Fellowship at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, the UC President's Postdoctoral Fellowship, and the DOE Computational Science Graduate Fellowship.