In 2015, the East Bay Regional Park District published their second edition of the “Ohlone Curriculum with Bay Miwok Content and Introduction to Delta Yokuts”. This was meant to be third-grade curriculum about the indigenous people of the Bay Area, created by (then) District Cultural Services Coordinator, Beverley R. Ortiz. This curriculum came with several… Continue reading Ohlone Curriculum
This is an excerpt of a letter sent to ARPD’s Amy Wooldridge, the Alameda Recreation and Parks Department Director; as well as City of Alameda Mayor Marilyn Ashcraft, Vice Mayor Malia Vella; and Council Members: Tony Daysog, Trish Herrera Spencer, and John Knox White [who made the original announcement concerning the indigenous land management of… Continue reading Thanks, But No Thanks (Toxic Land is *not* Land Back)
Even though the former Naval Air Station is the largest, and most well-known contaminated in Alameda, Formerly Used Defense Sites were not confined to the footprint of the former Alameda NAS. Check out CalEnviroScreen 4.0 to learn more about the impacts of pollutants, and contaminants, on our infrastructure, planning, and health. Envirostor is a California… Continue reading Alameda’s Toxic Legacy: Formerly Used Defense Sites
My History Is American History Honor the Treaties Indigenous Land Back More views: Unceded Indigenous Territories in the Contiguous U.S.
Alameda Native History Project releases a new Alameda Shellmound Map Model to show the capability of Augmented Reality, when it comes to virtual classrooms, and independent & remote learning. And to showcase the direction of education, and uses for technology, as we progress further into the 21st Century. This map is appropriate for use in… Continue reading Alameda Shellmounds Presented in Augmented Reality
Local Native American-led Research Project Aims to Educate Public, Advocate for Shellmounds Click here to skip the article and download the Alameda Native History Project Shellmound Model, made by Gabriel Duncan. For the first time ever, an entirely independent research project, led by a Native American descendant, has produced a tangible representation of pre-contact Native… Continue reading Independent Alameda Native History Project Develops First 3D Shellmound Model
After studying maps, and reading literally thousands–maybe tens of thousands–of pages about the First Peoples of the San Francisco Bay Area; I’ve learned a lot. It took a while to read works from the beginning (1800’s), up to the latest, including Randall Milliken’s work; which goes beyond the 2009, “A Time of Little Choice”. He… Continue reading Coast Miwok and Southern Pomo Map
This map was really hard to conform using present-day landmarks. Not only has sea-level risen considerably in the past 112 Years; but much of the coast line noted in the Coastal Survey has eroded, or used as fill, to erase much of what was open water along the San Francisco Bay Area Shorelines. This is… Continue reading N.C. Nelson Shellmounds Coastlines: Then vs. Now
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”.
Aside from this being my first post in this category; this is to announce that I’ve finished working on the Alameda Shellmounds project pages, of the Alameda Native History Project section of this website. Woo! The history of the Alameda Shellmounds, presented with research, and excerpts of historical sources, and some interpretation. The project is… Continue reading Alameda Native History Project: Shellmounds