Please Contribute to the Association of Ramaytush Ohlone
Please support the non-profit work of the Association of Ramaytush Ohlone (ARO). We are funded entirely by donations and grants. We rely upon the generosity of individual donors like you, donations from organizations, and grants from foundations.
Your contributions support,
the rematriation of our ancestral homeland
the revitalization of our sacred traditions
Native ecological restoration
research, consultation, and education
a variety of forms of community service, including our ecological farms that provide free organic produce to marginalized communities
Two Ways to Contribute
For those who wish to make donations as they are able, we have established a general donation. Donate as often and as much as you are so led.
The Yunakin Land Tax is a financial contribution made by residents who live along the San Francisco Peninsula in San Francisco County, in San Mateo County, and the portion of Santa Clara County northwest from Cupertino. You can make a one time or recurring contribution.
Yunakin is the Ramaytush word for village. It is used here to convey our commonality as a community of people who live and work together in the ancestral homeland of the Ramaytush Ohlone peoples.
Spanish and Mexican colonization resulted in the removal of our ancestors from their lands to the Franciscan missions where approximately 75% met with an untimely death. After the secularization of the missions, the few remaining Ramaytush Ohlone were displaced from the San Francisco Peninsula and scattered across the State where they remained in poverty for decades.
At present the Ramaytush Ohlone people do not hold any land in our traditional territory. Because the cultural and spiritual practices that define us as a people require our direct interaction with the lands of our ancestors, we will not be whole as a people until we return to our ancestral homeland. Please help us become whole for the first time in over 250 years by supporting our land rematriation and cultural revitalization efforts.
The Ancestral Homeland of the Ramaytush Ohlone Peoples
The ancestral homeland of the Ramaytush Ohlone peoples includes San Francisco County, San Mateo County south to Point Ano Nuevo on the Pacific coast, and the portion of Santa Clara County northwest from Cupertino.