Ramaytush Ohlone Land Acknowledgement

Land Acknowledgement 

  • statement that recognizes the history and presence of Indigenous peoples and their enduring relationship to thier traditional homelands.
  • helps create awareness of the cultural erasure of Indigenous peoples and the process of colonization and subjugation that have contributed to that erasure.
  • SF Health Commission Resolution  21-9 asks that all meetings on the ZSFG campus (with over 20 individuals) read the land acknowledgement at the beginning of the meeting to honor the land of the Ramaytush Ohlone people we currently are on.

SF Health Commission Statement

The San Francisco Health Commission acknowledges that we are on the unceded ancestral homeland of the Ramaytush (rah-my-toosh) Ohlone (O-lon-ee) who are the original inhabitants of the San Francisco Peninsula. As the Indigenous stewards of this land, and in accordance with their traditions, the Ramaytush Ohlone have never ceded, lost, nor forgotten their responsibilities as the caretakers of this place, as well as for all peoples who reside in their traditional territory.  As guests, we recognize that we benefit from living and working on their traditional homeland. We wish to pay our respects by acknowledging the Ancestors, Elders, and Relatives of the Ramaytush Ohlone community and by affirming their sovereign rights as First Peoples. 

See also UCSF Land Acknowledgement