With your support, the KDLC preserves sacred lands and creates educational programming for all youth to share our heritage.

Join the KDLC today as we work with Kumeyaay Nations to save our sacred lands—from the ocean through the mountains to the desert. With your support, the KDLC preserves sacred lands and creates educational programming for youth to share our heritage. From the oceans to the mountains and the desert, the KDLC’s land preservation starts with dedicated supporters like you.

What does my donation support?

When you support the KDLC, your donation supports:

• Our Land Management Endowment

Our endowment finances maintenance, educational curricula development, and scientific research for our three properties—Sacred Mountain Ranch, Mosler, and Sloan Canyon. We aim to have our endowment limited in annual spending so that we can perpetually fund our land management programs, and you can be part of our successful land management programs.

• Learning Landscapes Programs

By supporting our learning landscapes programs, you help educate our youth. Our unique programs provide time for elders to share their knowledge with youth and pass along our heritage. Each program also has specific elements about archaeology and traditional ecological knowledge to encourage students to pursue higher education and employment that can benefit Native American communities.

• Our Land Acquisition Fund

Sacred sites across San Diego are under the threat of development, especially as urbanization spreads into Eastern San Diego County. As we find out about endangered sacred sites, we do our best to acquire them or protect them through easements. Your donation to the KDLC can go toward purchasing new properties.

• Annual Mataayum (Gathering)

To celebrate our heritage and the fall acorn harvest, the KDLC holds a mataayum at Cuyamaca Rancho State Park. This gathering brings Ipaay/Tipaay people together and celebrates our heritage next to the historic village site Ah-Ha’ Kwe-Ah-Mac’. Bird singers, craftspeople, and acorn-grinders share their knowledge and joy with Kumeyaay people from both sides of the international border.

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