In the Indigenous Bay Area, water and life have always gone hand-in-hand. It was impossible to tell where the sea truly ended on this coast. Even inland, the San Francisco Regions’s natural aquatic resources are used with reverence, and traded throughout the region (and beyond.) Salmon connect the sea to the rivers, streams, and lakes… Continue reading Shellmounds and Their Relationship to the Waterbodies of the San Francisco Bay Basin
Most people are familiar with the Confederated Villages of the Lisjan Nation, INC.; and their fundraising (“trust”) corporation known as Sogorea Te Land Trust, INC. Both are fronted by Corrina Gould, an Ohlone woman, who has managed to command the attention and monies from thousands of people in the San Francisco Bay Area, and beyond.… Continue reading Shuumi Does Not Benefit Ohlone Tribe
While these places may be on our traditional homelands, and within our tribal territories: Brownfields properties and Supferfund sites are neither appropriate, nor respectful gifts of atonement to the Indigenous People the entire Western Hemisphere was stolen from. It is a waste of resources for indigenous non-profiteers, like Corrina Gould, to focus primarily on post-industrial… Continue reading Save Shellmounds Not Parking Lots
This map shows the Tribal Lands and Shellmounds of the San Francisco Bay Region. Most maps of this area show “Language Groups”. I think it’s important to specifically mention that Language Groups are not Tribes, and do not accurately reflect the culture or specific Identity of a Tribal Group, or “Triblet”.
Phase 1: “Unauthorized Alameda: The Indian Burial Mounds”; The true story of what actually happened to the Mound off High Street, in Alameda, California. Includes Haunted Alameda: A collection of ghost stories about living on and around the Alameda Shellmounds. Phase 1 Mission: Find the true history of the Alameda Shellmounds. Objectives: Find out where… Continue reading A Brief History of the Alameda Native History Project
AlamedaNativeArt.com has several, concurrent, series and galleries being published right now. Here’s a break-down of what you can expect.