On April 8, 2015 leaders and scholars from the Juaneño Band of Mission Indians, Acjachemen Nation came together for a panel discussion at UC Irvine entitled Chamyúuy~wóoyilash: Where we bow our heads out of respect. Panelists discussed the history of the lands now known as Irvine and Orange County, and the relationships between the place, the university, and the indigenous communities in whose territory the campus is located. Panelists introduced indigenous world views to reframe mainstream sustainable development discourses on water, land development, and coastal use. The panel was sponsored by the UCI School of Law, UCI Sustainability Initiative, Sacred Places Institute for Indigenous Peoples, UCI Advance Program for Equity & Diversity, and American Indian Resource Program.

Please visit UCI School of Law’s Center for Land, Environment, and Natural Resources (CLEANR) for additional information about the panel.