Media Advisory: UCI Law to host panel on “Cultivating Consciousness in Acjachemen Homelands”


WHAT: A panel of Native community leaders and academics will discuss the history of the lands now known as Irvine, as well as the relationships between the place, the university and the Indigenous communities in whose territory the campus is located. Topics for discussion include the history of development’s impact upon Native Nations in Orange County, the legal issues raised by development, and Native cultural perspectives on good planning and development.

WHEN: Wednesday, April 8, 2015, 4:00-6:00 p.m.

WHERE: UC Irvine School of Law, EDU 1131 (map and directions)

WHO: UCI Law Assistant Professor Seth Davis will serve as moderator. Panelists include:

  • Angela Mooney D’Arcy, Executive Director, Sacred Places Institute for Indigenous Peoples and member of Juaneño Band of Mission Indians, Acjachemen Nation
  • Charles Sepulveda, Ph.D. candidate at UC Riverside and member of Acjachemen Nation
  • Joyce Stanfield Perry, Cultural Resource Director, Juaneño Band of Mission Indians, Acjachemen Nation

The panel, “Chamyúuy~wóoyilash: Where We Bow Our Heads Out of Respect — Cultivating Consciousness in Acjachemen Homelands,” is co-sponsored by UC Irvine School of Law; the Center for Land, Environment, and Natural Resources; UC Irvine Sustainability Initiative; Sacred Places Institute for Indigenous Peoples; ADVANCE Program for Equity & Diversity; and the American Indian Resource Program.

REGISTRATION: Free and open to the public. Visit the event page to RSVP.

MEDIA CONTACT: Media planning to attend the event should contact Colleen Taricani, UCI Law Assistant Dean for Communications, at (949) 824-3063 or

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