Pachamama Alliance recognizes that it operates on the traditional and unceded territory of the Yelamu, an independent tribe of the Ramaytush Ohlone, who are the original stewards of what is now San Francisco County, California, U.S. We honor the sovereignty of the Ramaytush Ohlone people and their ongoing efforts towards land rematriation, cultural revitalization, education, ecological restoration, and community services for Indigenous and marginalized communities.
We also acknowledge the important role the Ramaytush Ohlone plays in the ecological restoration of San Francisco, including protecting the Western Tiger Swallow butterfly and restoring dunes and estuaries to mitigate the impacts of rising sea levels, habitat loss, and pollution.
As we work towards an environmentally sustainable, spiritually fulfilling, and socially just human presence on this planet, we understand the necessity of dismantling settler colonialism and upholding the rights and sovereignty of Indigenous peoples.
Pachamama Alliance is dedicated to building a strong, enduring relationship with the Ramaytush Ohlone people and aligning our mission and vision with their efforts towards self-determination and cultural preservation.
To learn more about the Ramaytush Ohlone, please visit The Association of Ramaytush Ohlone website.
What is a Land Acknowledgement?
A land acknowledgement is a formal statement that recognizes and respects the Indigenous peoples as the traditional stewards of the land, aiming to promote awareness, understanding, and reconciliation while fostering respect for their enduring relationship with the territory.