When Hood & Strong was founded in 1917, Indigenous communities were barely acknowledged nor recognized for their important and lasting contributions. Indigenous People have called the San Francisco Bay region home for more than 10,000 years, following seasonal rounds of hunting, fishing, and harvesting while sustainably managing the lands that now host our four Bay Area offices and the communities that our team members call home.
The following Land Acknowledgement recognizes and respects Indigenous Peoples as traditional stewards of this land and honors the enduring influence of Indigenous communities. Our purpose is to recognize, respect and affirm the ongoing relationship between Indigenous People and their traditional territories. This statement is also affirmation of our commitment to supporting diversity, equity and inclusion, and respect for all people and their histories and contributions.
With four offices throughout the Bay Area, Hood & Strong acknowledges that we are located within the occupied territories and unceded ancestral homelands of the Ramaytush Ohlone, Coastal Miwok, and Ohlone and Muwekma Ohlone people.
Indigenous communities have lived in and moved through this land over hundreds of generations and Indigenous Peoples from many nations make their home in this region today. As guests, we recognize that we benefit from living and working on their traditional homeland. Please join us in honoring the ancestors, descendants, elders, and all other members of these communities and recognizing their sovereign rights as First Peoples.