Pacific Primary would like our community to know that our school sits on the unceded traditional lands of the Ramaytush Ohlone* people. The Ohlone family of tribes have been living in the Bay Area for 10,000 years over hundreds of generations. Indigenous peoples from many nations live and work in this region today, and this land continues to be of great importance to the Ohlone people. Long before Pacific Primary, and before there was a San Francisco, this area was the ancestral land of the Ramaytush Ohlone.
As Guests, we recognize that we benefit from living and working on their traditional homeland. We wish to pay our respects by acknowledging the Ancestors, Elders past, present and future, as well as Relatives of the Ramaytush Community and by affirming their sovereign rights as First Peoples. We are grateful to the Ohlone people and recognize the history of the land on which we stand.
This Land Acknowledgement is an expression of gratitude and appreciation to those whose land we stand on, and is a powerful way of showing respect. It is a step toward correcting the stories and practices that erase Indigenous People’s history and culture and toward inviting and honoring the truth.
*Ramaytoush Ohlone – The original peoples of the San Francisco Peninsula
Pronounced: Rah-my-toosh O-lone-e