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Land and Labor Acknowledgment



The Arcata School District is located on unceded land of the Wiyot Tribe. In the Wiyot language, Arcata is known as Goudi’ni, meaning “over in the woods'' or “among the redwoods.” The Wiyot people are integral to the vibrancy of this region, having protected and developed their lands and resources through countless generations. They remain in relationship to the land through ceremony, culture, and continuous knowledge. As educators we are compelled to regularly review our practices for inclusion of Native American people in order to promote opportunities for healing through the celebration of indigenous cultures.


For more information about the Wiyot Tribe and the Honor Tax:



Stay tuned, the ASD Board of Trustees is in the process of finalizing our labor acknowledgment.