1. All people need to recognize the cultural significance of the lands on which they recreate and respect Native communities; this includes but is not limited to:

    • Picking up trash, and leaving no trace.

    • Respecting and not disturbing sacred sites petroglyphs, show gratitude, time, and memorial.

    • Connecting to the land in a way that respects Paiute communities.

    • Recognizing that all land is sacred.

  2. There is unresolved collective and intergenerational historical trauma. (re)Connecting to our land is one method of healing for the mental and physical health in Native communities.

  3. All Native people should have access to celebrating their land by practicing outdoor sports that are considered privileged such as, but not limited to; climbing, hiking, etc.

  4. All five tribes of Payahuunadü need implementation of a water sustainability plan. Specifically and recognized as a minimum;

    • LADWP needs to fulfill water promises and re-negotiate water terms.

  5. In conjunction with needing more water in the Paiute Tribes, we need more land for future generations, in recognition of our growing and thriving communities.

  6. Institutions of education need to radically change to be inclusive of Paiute people, their culture, and their history in order to support the empowerment of our communities.

  7. Implement a curriculum that teaches the history and current LADWP violence on our communities in creation of reservations and stealing of water, and the Paiute history of water in all Los Angeles schools, and offer studies in schools of higher education.

  8. Recognize that article 18 of the 1939 City of Los Angeles, LADWP, and the United States of America Deed with the Native Americans of Payahuunadü, states “the City [of Los Angeles] recognizes moral obligation on its part to aid in the rehabilitation of the said Indians in [Payahuunadü] and to help re-open to them avenues of gainful occupation of which in a great measure they have been deprived as a result of the acquisition by the city of the lands in said [Payahuunadü] and the discontinuance of said lands for agriculture and the changing of the place and purpose of use of water under the water rights appurtenant to said lands…”. Therefore we expect these three major institutions to uphold their moral obligation.

Decolonization is not a metaphor.