SFFILM publicly honors the peoples and names of their ancestral lands that we are grateful to work on and be in community with. Acknowledgment is the first and very small step to build partnership with local indigenous communities and celebrate indigenous stories in film.
SFFILM is located on the unceded ancestral homeland of the Ramaytush Ohlone peoples. Indigenous people of surrounding Bay Area lands include Miwok, Yokuts, Patwin, and other Ohlone. SFFILM is committed to publicly honoring the names of these peoples and affirming their sovereign rights as First Peoples. We recognize that we benefit from working and living on their traditional homelands and wish to pay respects to ancestors, descendants, elders, and all other members of their communities.
SFFILM encourages you to research and reflect upon the history of the land and people where you reside. A good place to start (and return to) is at Native Land Digital. Locally, the urban indigenous women of the Sogorea Te’ Land Trust are rematriating the land and have many ways for you to properly engage with them. Learn more here.