American Indian Cultural District
Resident Since 2021
Founded on March 31, 2020, the American Indian Cultural District (AICD) is the first established Cultural District of its size in the U.S. dedicated to recognizing, honoring, and celebrating the American Indian legacy, culture, people, and contributions. AICD serves the greater American Indian community by preserving and celebrating our unique cultures, strengthening our voices, and increasing our visibility so we can obtain equitable resources, funding, and opportunities for American Indian people.
AICD’s Cultural District corridor is located in an area that holds historical and cultural significance for the American Indian community. This includes a unique concentration of historical events, cultural resources, Native American-based programming, services, and gathering spaces that are historically and presently important to the American Indian community in the San Francisco Bay Area.
AICD is located on Ramaytush Ohlone land at Fort Mason Center For Arts & Culture but serves as a cultural hub for the greater San Francisco Bay Area American Indian community. On December 15, 2020 AICD expanded their Cultural District boundaries to include Mission Dolores Park in San Francisco. Dolores Park is associated with known Ramaytush Ohlone village sites and is also a major part of the painful history for our California Native American relatives who suffered through the mission era.