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
The Plaque at Lincoln Park It’s hard to say exactly what this plaque meant to me, growing up, adopted, in Alameda. This was a tangible symbol of my Native American heritage; something connected to my identity. Proof that my people actually existed somewhere. Even though I couldn’t see them, or be with them. It was… Continue reading Finding the Alameda Shellmounds: Part One
New Tonarigumi: Alameda Historic Japantown Markers First picture at the Alameda Buddhist Temple; second picture at the Alameda Marketplace. These historical markers and plaques are dedicated to the Japanese, and Japanese-American, residents of the City of Alameda, who endured dispossession, displacement, and internment, during World War 2…. Only after enduring the intense racism and discrimination… Continue reading New Tonarigumi Commemorates Alameda Historic Japantown
Recognition and Acknowledgment can only do so much; we know. But it’s the start of a larger truth and reconciliation process that America needs to engage in. This may be a project that focuses on Native American “stuff”, but… Native American History isn’t the only American History that has been ignored by Alameda’s Colonial Historians.… Continue reading Forms of Recognition: Alameda’s Anti-Asian History
The Alameda Native History Project project presents a map of the three Alameda Shellmounds, as seen by N.C. Nelson in 1907, restored and presented in the present-day landscape. For the first time ever, the Shellmounds of Alameda are being visualized, and presented as a physical, tangible land feature. The purpose of this map is to:… Continue reading Indigenous-Led Research Project Creates Restoration of Historical Landmarks (Shellmounds) in the San Francisco Bay Area
Created using derivatives of open-source data, including (but not limited to) USGS, NOAA, USCG, NASA, Google Earth. Analyzed, processed, and produced by the Alameda Native History Project, using open-source software available to anyone with a smart phone, and the most basic computer. Why did the Alameda Native History Project create these maps? Necessity The first… Continue reading The Alameda Shellmounds Map: The First Alamedans
An Open Letter to Reverend Michael Yoshii, and Serena Chen, two of the lecturers set to speak in the Alameda Museum’s “Virtual Speakers Series”, for AAPI Heritage Month Lecture Series tomorrow, Monday, May 23, 2022. Here’s the flyer: Background: I tried to call Lillian Galedo, but I wasn’t able to reach her for comment. I… Continue reading Lecturing in a Museum Which Doesn’t Represent You
A Frequently Asked Question about Ohlone People, the First Alamedans, and the Tribe Fighting for Federal Re-Recognition. This is one such reply.