More Alternatives to Shuumi
Here at the Alameda Native History Project, we value organizations and movements which focus on measurable, outcome-based strategies and planning. We value transparency, accountability, and regular reporting on the progress toward those goals. And while organizations associated with Corrina Gould talk a good game: it would behoove you to take notice of the fact that […]
Oakland City Council: Vote No on Ohlone Cultural Easement at Sequoia Point
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, […]
Text of CA Senate Joint Resolution re: Muwekma Ohlone Tribe Federal Recognition
Amended in Senate June 08, 2022 CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2021–2022 REGULAR SESSION Senate Joint ResolutionNo. 13 Introduced by Senator Cortese(Coauthor: Senator Wieckowski)(Coauthors: Assembly Members Kalra, Lee, and Low) March 07, 2022 Relative to the Muwekma Ohlone Tribe. LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL’S DIGEST SJR 13, as amended, Cortese. Muwekma Ohlone Tribe: federal recognition. This measure would urge the United […]
Sogorea Te: Unaccredited Land Trust Facing California Tax Liens
This might seem like a repeat of the circumstances which led to the hostile take-over of the Confederated Villages of the Lisjan, INC.: A well-known non-profit organization with dubious claims of tribal sovereignty, and a lack of transparency which was suspended as a corporation by the California Franchise Tax Board for failure to pay taxes […]
Honor the OG Ohlone of the San Francisco Bay Area: Muwekma Ohlone
Reposted from the Alameda Native History Project Instagram account: The City of Alameda, Alameda Museum, and City of Albany all need to know that hyping Corrina Gould so much is really detrimental to the struggles of the actual Ohlone tribe of this area. As much as you hate to hear me continue to say this, […]
Ohlone: The First Alamedans, “Were Not a ‘Branch of Miwok Indians’”
When “The Spanish” came to the San Francisco Bay Area, they called all of the people who lived here “Costanoans”; and promptly killed, and corralled them into the California Missions; then began to colonize the land by bringing cows, catfish, eucalyptus, and other foreign plants and animals. The primary language for the Mission San Jose […]
Alameda’s Racist History: If You Won’t Share Ours, Give Back Our Artifacts
Alameda is a model colonial city. Their Victorian houses, and expansive gardens have been written about for hundreds of years. Regular Alameda Garden Tours, and Alameda Legacy Home Tours extoll the virtues of Alameda’s First Colonizers. These historical celebrations routinely leave out facts, such as, “This garden was fertilized by using human remains found in […]
New Confederated Villages of the Lisjan, INC. parts ways with Corrina Gould
The Confederated Villages of the Lisjan, INC. has changed from a mutual benefit corporation, to a Public Benefit Corporation dedicated to “relief of poverty in urban rez (sf bay area), mutual aid admin.” This is a change from the tribal government Confederated Villages of the Lisjan, INC was purporting itself to be. The original Confederated […]
Who are the people who inhabited the area now known as the City of Alameda?
A Frequently Asked Question about Ohlone People, the First Alamedans, and the Tribe Fighting for Federal Re-Recognition. This is one such reply.
What Does “Save Shellmounds, Not Parking Lots” Even Mean?
It’s not just a salty catch-phrase. It’s a plea for reason, and a plan to move forward in realizing the protection and return of sacred Native American sites in the San Francisco Bay Area. The only way to protect sacred sites, like Shellmounds, and Petroglyphs, is by actively protecting them. This means: Recognizing the difference […]