We acknowledge that the land on which we gather is the traditional territory of the
Ramaytush/Ohlone people who are the original inhabitants of the San Francisco Peninsula.
Source: Bay Area Equity Atlas, Indigenous Populations in the Bay Area, Native Land Digital Mapping Tool. Bay Area Equity Atlas is a partnership of The San Francisco Foundation, PolicyLink and USC Equity Research Institute, 2021.
The Bay Area Equity Atlas offers research and data about indigenous people in the Bay Area as well as other demographic groups. The atlas includes information such as:
The United States Indigenous Data Sovereignty Network, an independent nonprofit, gathers information about indigenous people in the United States. In their words, "The US Indigenous Data Sovereignty Network unites advocates for Indigenous data sovereignty at the tribal, state, national, and international levels. Network membership is open to all American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian data users, tribal leaders, information and communication technology providers, researchers, policymakers and planners, businesses, service providers, and community advocates."
Descendants of the original inhabitants of San Mateo County, the Ramaytush/Ohlone, describe some of their history on their organization website, The Association of Ramaytush Ohlone:
"The Ramaytush (pronounced rah-my-toosh) are the original peoples of the San Francisco Peninsula. Prior to the arrival of the Spanish, the Ramaytush Ohlone numbered approximately 1500 persons, but by the end the Mission Period only a few families had survived. Today, only one lineage is know to have produced living descendants in the present. Those descendants comprise the membership of the Association of Ramaytush Ohlone (ARO) today."
Find about about California Tribal Courts: "Reservations, rancherias and other federal trust lands held for the benefit of Indian people and tribes in California are what is known as “Indian Country”. A different legal jurisdictional scheme governs Indian Country, with primary authority resting with tribal and federal governments and more limited state jurisdiction."