Commitment to Work Meaningfully with the American Indian Community

We affirm that Heritage’s land acknowledgement is just the first step needed in acknowledging and honoring the land, culture, wisdom, and contributions of the Ramaytush Ohlone peoples throughout the San Francisco Bay Area; and Heritage will establish a relationship with the Ramaytush Ohlone to engage in a meaningful consultation process to understand their unique needs, concerns, and knowledge as the original caretakers of Yelamu.

Heritage will engage with the San Francisco American Indian Cultural District and other American Indian stakeholders to elevate American Indian knowledge, concerns and expertise through cultural resource preservation and documentation, public programming, community engagement, and the identification of funding and other resources that can support this work.

On June 22, 201, the Heritage board reviewed and passed a resolution formally adopting the above commitment to working meaningfully with the Native American community.