Equity, Pathways, & Inclusion

Resources & Links

EPI's curated resources, sites, and documents to support SMC's equity mission.


A curated selection of EPI's favorite Racial Equity Resources, Tools, and Websites


Illustration by Tongvan artist Weshoyot Alvitre replacing the iconic Hollywood sign with the words Tongva Land.

SMC is on Kizh, Tongva, and Chumash Land.


We respectfully recognize that the land on which Santa Monica College currently stands is the ancestral unceded territory of the Tongva or Gabrielino, Kizh, and Chumash peoples.
We honor the indigenous caretakers of these lands and their elders, past, present, and future.

What is a land acknowledgement? What does it mean, and why is it important? We invite you to peruse the research and resources our friends at the USC Dornsife Department of History have to offer on the Tongva and neighboring indigenous communities.

USC History Dept. Tongva Land Acknowledgement

Whose Land are You On?

Native Land Digital, a Canadian not-for-profit organization, offers an amazing interactive map where you can see historical and current indigenous lands, languages, and treaties in a layered map format. Explore the native WORLD map (most robust in the Americas, Australia, and New Zealand, but with data now available on every continent, plus more added all the time!) in the browser or download their app to learn more about Native lands while on the go! 

Native-Land.ca World Map

The illustration above is by Tongvan artist Weshoyot Alvitre. Part of a Summer 2021 series of seven Los Angeles billboards, seeded by the NDN Collective’s Radical Imagination grant program, the billboards were composed of photographs, digital composites and paintings featuring six Indigenous artists as part of an effort to recognize and promote social justice for the Tongva people. See article in Indian Country Today.