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)
My History Is American History Honor the Treaties Indigenous Land Back More views: Unceded Indigenous Territories in the Contiguous U.S.
While being billed and paid for as an “homage to the gentle savages which once roamed the coasts and hills of this area thousands of years ago”: Many of the images presented to you as “Native American Art”, and installed in places like Parks, Malls, Skate Parks, and other Public Spaces, and “Public Arenas”, are… Continue reading 3 Ways Public Art Promotes Pan-Indian Confusion
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… Continue reading Alameda’s Racist History: If You Won’t Share Ours, Give Back Our Artifacts
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