A Note to Other Indigenous Peoples
Hiyeni hershah peshah wahrep Ramaytsuh Ohlone. “Welcome to the homeland of the Raymtush Ohlone.”
The Association of Ramaytush Ohlone welcomes the participation of other indigenous peoples in both San Francisco and San Mateo counties (i.e., in Ramaytush Ohlone territory). We recognize that many other Ohlone have been actively involved for many years in preserving Ohlone culture in the Bay Area, and we extend our sincere gratitude to those who have done so. We acknowledge that San Francisco in particular presents the Ohlone with resources and opportunities to share Ohlone culture with the broader public.
We politely ask that all indigenous people participate in a way that honors the original inhabitants of this land and that respects all people--indigenous or otherwise.
What makes us unique?
The tribes of the San Francisco include the Yelamu, Urebure, Aramai, Ssalson, Chiguan, Lamchin, Cotegen, Puichon, Olpen, and Quiroste. The first eight had the majority of its members baptized at Mission Dolores. The last three had the majority of its members baptized at Mission Santa Clara.