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Puvungna Reburial Ceremony

Remarks by Dr. Timothy P. White
Chancellor, California State University
Puvungna Reburial Ceremony
Long Beach, CA
September 22, 2016

Thank you Craig Stone, Louis Robles, Cindi Alvitre and President Jane Close Conoley for hosting us here on the beautiful Long Beach campus.

Place matters… Sacred spaces matter.

Cal State Long Beach is a sacred place for all those who teach, work, learn and live here.

Yet, we know this space was sacred long before we built the first academic building.

It is appropriate today that we reconnect this place… this sacred space… to its ancestral history.

May we always remember and respect whose land and lives we are blessed to live on and learn from.

May our students always remember and respect whose land and lives we are blessed to live on and learn from.

May our faculty always remember and respect whose land and lives we are blessed to live on and learn from.

May our alumni always remember and respect whose land and lives we are blessed to live on and learn from.

​​Thank you.