As many of us are descendants of settlers, immigrants, or descendants of those forcefully brought to this continent, we at CIIS recognize and remember that our University’s building on Mission Street in San Francisco occupies traditional, unceded Ramaytush Ohlone (rah-my-toosh oh-loh-nee) lands. May we continue to hold the Ramaytush Ohlone and all Indigenous communities in our hearts and never forget their painful history as we continue the work of liberation for all.

In the SF Bay Area, we encourage you to make voluntary financial contributions to the Yunakin Land Tax and the Shuumi Land Tax. Read more from the Association for Ramaytush Ohlone on the SF Peninsula, and the Sogorea Te’ Land Trust in the East Bay.

Indigenous Resources

If you are interested in learning more about supporting native lands, languages, and territories, please see the list of resources below. These websites are helpful for you to learn and acknowledge the Indigenous land on which you reside.

This acknowledgement may be periodically updated to reflect additional resources, voices, and concerns.