The SFBC Council respectfully recognizes this land as the ancestral home of the Ramaytush Ohlone people. We acknowledge the genocidal colonization that makes our privileged access to this land possible and we aspire to reflect upon our responsibility to the communities and cultures who are born from it. We understand this as an ongoing process that requires us to learn about and be aware of the history and contemporary life of native communities. We aspire to be in solidarity with efforts to expand and protect native sovereignty over ancestral land as well as efforts to strengthen native culture and community.
Here are some websites where you can learn more and/or donate:
Friendship House - a local indigenous-led organization the SFBC has worked with to raise money.
Native Land Digital - find out more about whose land are you living on.
We welcome your suggestions of ways the SFBC Sangha might usefully participate in this work.