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Protect Puvungna | Preserving Indigenous Sacred Spaces in California
Winning #LandBack for Indigenous Peoples is reparations; it is also how we demonstrate our gratitude for living and working in California. Puvungna is the birthplace of the Universe for Native Peoples of Southern California, including the Acjachemen, Tongva, Chumash, and other Tribal Nations. Cal State University Long Beach (CSULB) is built on 500 acres of this sacred space. The remaining 22-acre meadow is the last natural site where many of our neighbors can hold ceremony where their Ancestors are buried. CSULB has been trying to develop the lot since 1992 when they released plans to build a strip mall.
In 2020, Just Media partnered with Friends of Puvungna to build public pressure and improve the outcomes of a lawsuit settlement. Together, we built a coalition of 40+ Native and Environmental communities that pressured Governor Newsom and CSULB to officially return 10-acres of Puvungna to Indigenous Custodianship. Now that we have secured rights to the Land, we have an ongoing food program (Puvungna Care Baskets) during weekly site cleanups and are supporting inter communal healing efforts. As we build momentum, organizers are leading the process of re-imagining how to restore native plants and regenerate healthy ecosystems for the hawks, coyotes, poppies, people, and oak trees that call Puvungna home.