Land Acknowledgment

We, the board, staff, and artists of the San Francisco Shakespeare
Festival, gratefully acknowledge that the home office of SF Shakes sits
on the unceded ancestral homeland of the Ramaytush Ohlone peoples
who are the original inhabitants of the San Francisco Peninsula. As the
indigenous stewards of this land and in accordance with their
traditions, the Ramaytush Ohlone have never ceded, lost nor forgotten
their responsibilities as the caretakers of this place, as well as for all
peoples who reside in their traditional territory. We recognize that we
have benefited from living and working on their traditional homeland,
and we affirm their sovereign rights as first peoples. We encourage all
who live and work on this land to educate ourselves about the
Ramaytush Ohlone via their website,, and to support
their ongoing decolonizing and re-indigenization efforts.

As a Shakespeare company, we also recognize that the works of
Shakespeare have been used to cause harm to indigenous nations and
to eradicate and replace their native languages. We have a particular
responsibility to address and repair this harm by naming it in our
educational and performance work, and lifting up the voices that the
dominance of Shakespeare’s