This fundraiser has been set up to assist Muwekma Ohlone families during the COVID-19 pandemic. All funds raised are 100% allocated to Muwekma Ohlone families who are economically struggling during this time with assistance of necessary household needs and medical care.
The Muwekma Ohlone Tribe of the San Francisco Bay Area represents every surviving lineage Indigenous to the entire East Bay, northern Santa Clara County, and represents the San Francisco Peninsula. At 800+ strong, Muwekma is the contemporary identity and continuation of the federally recognized Verona Band of Alameda County. Despite the Muwekma Ohlone Tribe never losing federal recognition, they have been systemically ignored and they receive no outside services or assistance from any government agency or private entity.
Despite this lack of resources, and a lack of a land base, the Muwekma Ohlone people have persevered; they continue to live in their traditional homeland and work to keep their culture strong, while keeping their families strong, too.
COVID-19 has presented a unique set of challenges for all of us, but for Muwekma families, who are already suffering from disenfranchisement, income inequality stemming from ongoing colonization, and stolen resources, this pandemic has hit especially hard. By donating to this fund, you are directly serving and assisting the most local Indigenous people of the San Francisco Bay Area.
All donations are tax-deductible through Muwekma's 501(c)(3) non-profit, and Tribal government will distribute accordingly through Muwekma families who request assistance.
You can learn more about the Muwekma Ohlone at muwekma.org.