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 […]
Who, What, and Where is Lisjan?
“Lisjan” has been referred to as a Traditional Ohlone Village Site, in East Oakland. Both the San Leandro Creek, and San Lorenzo Creek bear the name of “Lisjan” creek. But “Lisjan” isn’t even an Ohlone word. “Lisjan” is what Nisenan People call the city of Pleasanton, California. And, just to be clear: Pleasanton wasn’t called […]
Is Corrina Gould Really Related to Jose Guzman? How come she isn’t enrolled in Muwekma? (And other nosy questions, because Rachel Dolezal, and Elizabeth Warren)
It’s rude to question someone’s pedigree, generally. But it’s a necessary challenge in Native America that every single one of us faces multiple times in our lives. We want to know who someone is related to when they say they’re Paiute, or Karkin–’cause they’re probably related to us somehow, or we know some of the […]
Corrina Gould Convicted of Defrauding Alameda County, in 1997, Ordered to Pay $5,275
On April 17, 1997, Corrina Gould was convicted in Alameda County Criminal Court, for: willfully and knowingly, with the intent to deceive, by means of false statement or representation, or by failing to disclose a material fact, or by impersonation or other fraudulent device, obtained or retained [more than $950] aid under the provisions of […]
Tribal Groups of the San Francisco Bay Region (and How To Pick a Tribal Consultant)
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.
Bay Area Tribal Lands + Shellmounds Map
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”.