Just to be clear: eating food grown in contaminated soil may not result in contaminated food… Even though petrochemical aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) are largely unstudied “likely” carcinogens–some of which have been found to move through the soil easily into water; and that contamination can move from soil to food to animals. Petrochemical Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAH)… Continue reading Toxic Land Is Not Land Back : Proper Remediation Must Be Performed First
On December 6, 2022, at 5:00 PM, Alameda City Council will hold a special meeting to conduct a “Listening Session“, and discuss partnership opportunities with Local Indigenous People and Ohlone Tribes. Three tribal organizations have been invited to attend: Ohlone Tribe, INC., headed by Andrew Galvan; the Muwekma Ohlone Tribe of the San Francisco Bay… Continue reading Alameda City Council Extends Special Invitation to Muwekma Ohlone Tribe
We sent out numerous letters to City of Oakland Officials, today. [Here’s the contact list we used.] This is what the letter said: Alameda Native History Project2201 Shoreline Drive #6334Alameda, California 94501(510) email@example.com October 31, 2022 Oakland City CouncilOakland City Hall1 Frank H. Ogawa PlazaOakland, CA 94612 -VIA EMAIL- Re: Proposed Cultural Conservation Easement at… Continue reading Open Letter to City Hall: Reach out to other affected tribes before granting exclusive rights to their land
Now that initial excitement over the announcement of a proposed cultural easement for Ohlone people at Sequoia Point (5-acres in Joaquin Miller Park) has died down, it’s time to do the actual work of looking at the legislation proposed to Oakland City Council Members, and deciding if this really is a just, and equitable “Land… Continue reading Self-Dealing or Ineptitude? – Sogorea Te Land Trust Easement Moves Forward Without Tribal Consultations
It’s not the fact that Sogorea Te Land Trust may be receiving a Cultural Conservation Easement grant of 5-acres of land, called Seqouia Point, in Oakland’s Joaquin Miller Park that bothers me. Or that this is the product of Libby Schaaf’s (Mayor of Oakland) unilateral dealings with Corrina Gould (Spokesperson for Sogorea Te Land Trust,… Continue reading Oakland City Council: Vote No on Ohlone Cultural Easement at Sequoia Point
Tribal land claims are complex, and overlapping. This is especially true Today; when seeking out tribes for legally required consultation around Native American Graves and Cultural Resources.