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Muwekma-Tah-Ruk was established in 1988 to celebrate the diversity of Native American, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander people. The name means “House of the People” in the language of the Muwekma Ohlone, the original inhabitants of the San Francisco Bay Area.
Muwekma residents take a credit-bearing seminar class either fall or winter quarter to explore significant cultural identity, legal, language, and land issues through speakers, discussions, and events. They also volunteer at Stanford Powwow. Additional theme programming presented in the house throughout the year is representative of indigenous cultures, histories, and current issues, and is intended to engage all students regardless of background and familiarity with the theme.