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We’ve found a pattern of reckless and careless treatment of 100% of those stolen artifacts. The Alameda Museum has roughly 186 Native American Artifacts. All of those artifacts were found in connection with Native American Graves, except for 2. So, we can’t say ALL of the artifacts are grave goods. But we can say: 99.93%… Continue reading 99% of Alameda Museum’s Ohlone Artifacts Were Stolen from Native American Graves
Should the City renew the agreement? On Monday, September 4, 2023, the City of Alameda’s five-year agreement with the Alameda Museum to provide archival storage expired. According to the agreement, the Alameda Museum, as an Independent Contractor, would provide the following: The agreement made it clear the Alameda Museum is a Service Provider; and not… Continue reading Alameda Museum Contract Expires
May 1, 2023, Elizabeth Hoover issues a statement admitting that she used her non-existent Mohawk and Mi’kmaq ancestry to get to where she is today… But it was her “experience and expertise” which helped her become a professor–not the fact that she gained said experience an expertise from impersonating an indigenous person. This isn’t the… Continue reading Elizabeth Hoover Should Resign
What’s InsidePlanting InstructionsHow To Get the Landback Wildflower Mix A mix of hand-collected Native California Plants chosen for the semi-arid climate of Alameda, and places like it, below 1,000 feet. All of them are full sun; except for the Tomcat Clover, which is happiest with a little soil moisture. Tomcat CloverTrifolium willdenovii Credit: Jennifer McNew,… Continue reading Landback Wildflower Mix
Someone recently responded to the article “Who are the Lisjan Ohlone? What does Chochenyo mean?” with some questions of their own. What about the East Bay Ohlone of Oakland, Emeryville, Alameda? [The] Muwekma are not the only Lisjan in the area. B. Richman I publicly responded: [B.] Richman this article seeks to educate people like… Continue reading What about the East Bay Ohlone of Oakland, Emeryville, Alameda?

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99% of Alameda Museum’s Ohlone Artifacts Were Stolen from Native American Graves

Alameda Museum Contract Expires

Elizabeth Hoover Should Resign

Landback Wildflower Mix

What about the East Bay Ohlone of Oakland, Emeryville, Alameda?

Shellmounds and Their Relationship to the Waterbodies of the San Francisco Bay Basin

Historic San Francisco Bay Area Shoreline 1851-1887

Who are the Lisjan Ohlone? What does Chochenyo mean?

Alameda Shellmound Map

Ranked Choice Voting Campaign Kicks Off In Alameda

Fallon Statue Removal in San Jose Cause For Hope & Celebration

ANHP Server Migration [COMPLETE]

Shellmounds: Spanish and American Influence on Indigenous Burial Practices and Shellmound Use

BART Decolonized: Travel the Indigenous Bay

Ohlone Curriculum

Foreword to A Land Defender’s Guide, Vol. 1

‘A Land Defender’s Guide To Making the Exploitation of Land Expensive & Unappealing To Would-Be Colonizers

What is Tribal Recognition, Who is a Descendant, How does the NAGPRA Notification List Work?

Shuumi Does Not Benefit Ohlone Tribe

SF Bay Area Shellmounds Are Some of the Most Endangered Cultural Resources in the World

Save Shellmounds Not Parking Lots

Toxic Land Is Not Land Back : Proper Remediation Must Be Performed First

Finding the Alameda Shellmounds: Part One

Alameda City Council Extends Special Invitation to Muwekma Ohlone Tribe

More Alternatives to Shuumi

One More Reason Why Land Acknowledgment is Important: Letter to Museum of San Ramon Valley

Coyote Hills Translates All 35 Trail Markers to Chochenyo: Honoring the Muwekma Ohlone Tribe of the San Francisco Bay Area

New Tonarigumi Commemorates Alameda Historic Japantown

Open Letter to City Hall: Reach out to other affected tribes before granting exclusive rights to their land

Self-Dealing or Ineptitude? – Sogorea Te Land Trust Easement Moves Forward Without Tribal Consultations

Oakland City Council: Vote No on Ohlone Cultural Easement at Sequoia Point

Help Restore the Muwekma Ohlone Tribe’s Federal Recognition

Text of CA Senate Joint Resolution re: Muwekma Ohlone Tribe Federal Recognition

Christian Prayers at Powwow: How Praying to Your Oppressor’s God Colonizes Your Soul

Alameda Is Not Becoming a ‘Food Desert’, You’re Just More Privileged Than You Think

Sogorea Te: Unaccredited Land Trust Facing California Tax Liens

Mutual Aid at Wood Street Village: Observe & Report

Alameda Recreation and Parks Department to ‘Pause’ Collaboration with Sogorea Te Land Trust

Thanks, But No Thanks (Toxic Land is *not* Land Back)

Alameda’s Toxic Legacy: Formerly Used Defense Sites

Honor the OG Ohlone of the San Francisco Bay Area: Muwekma Ohlone

Unceded Indigenous Territories in the Contiguous United States

Alameda Shellmounds Presented in Augmented Reality

Alameda Native History Project visits the Martinez Historical Society, Brings American Indigenous History to Life for 40 Day-Campers

Indigenous-Led Research Project Creates Restoration of Historical Landmarks (Shellmounds) in the San Francisco Bay Area

The Alameda Shellmounds Map: The First Alamedans

Bay Area Shellmound Map

Lecturing in a Museum Which Doesn’t Represent You

Alameda Museum: 74 Years of White History?

3 Ways Public Art Promotes Pan-Indian Confusion