Our offices and theatre facilities sit on the traditional territory and unceded homeland of the Ramaytush Ohlone peoples 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 uninvited guests, we recognize that we benefit from living and working on their traditional homeland. Indeed the nation-state itself was founded upon and continues to enact exclusions and erasures of Indigenous Peoples.
This acknowledgement demonstrates a commitment to beginning a process of working to dismantle ongoing legacies of settler colonialism, and to recognize the hundreds of Indigenous Nations who continue to resist, live, and uphold their sacred relations across their lands.
We wish to pay our respects by acknowledging the Ancestors, Elders and Relatives of the Ramaytush community and by affirming their sovereign rights as First Peoples.