CIIS Land Acknowledgement

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

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.

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

Native Land Map

Sogorea Te’ and Shuumi Land Tax

The Association of Ramaytush Ohlone (ARO):

Bay Area Equity Atlas:

Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

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