In Defense of Native America: The People versus David Van Horn

An archaeologist is sued by the California Attorney General, and the Native American Heritage Commission for the return of stolen Native American Artifacts. People v. Van Horn (1990) The only “published” case in California where any entity is being sued by “The People”. In this case: the State of California is suing David Van Horn, and… Continue reading In Defense of Native America: The People versus David Van Horn

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… Continue reading New Confederated Villages of the Lisjan, INC. parts ways with Corrina Gould

The Side Effects of Institutional Gatekeeping of Tribal Knowledge & Native American Sacred Sites and Cultural Assets

From the beginning of my life, I never had the opportunity to learn about my culture, or where I was from. For the first 12 years of my life, I never even saw another Paiute person. This was because I was adopted at birth. I knew that I was Native American. That I should be… Continue reading The Side Effects of Institutional Gatekeeping of Tribal Knowledge & Native American Sacred Sites and Cultural Assets

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… Continue reading What Does “Save Shellmounds, Not Parking Lots” Even Mean?

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… Continue reading Who, What, and Where is Lisjan?

Milliken 2009, “A Time of Little Choice”, Has Just Been Liberated

Anthropology, Archaeology, and Ethnology have always been competitive fields. In the East Bay, Native American Graves Consulting is a booming, and exclusive business. And, the documented existence of the Ohlone people, who have occupied the East Bay continuously, for thousands of years, hinges upon the information locked away behind paygates; only being referenced by Developers,… Continue reading Milliken 2009, “A Time of Little Choice”, Has Just Been Liberated

“Towards a Theory of Digital Necropolitics” Next-Gen Look at Representations of the Dead, Dying, Disappeared, and Wounded Body

Towards a Theory of Digital Necropolitics Link: https://escholarship.org/uc/item/1059d63h A dissertation written by Francesca A. Romeo, in 2021; and submitted for partial satisfaction of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Film and Digital Media, at UC Santa Cruz. This dissertation examines the intersections of technology, human rights, and “testimony through representations of… Continue reading “Towards a Theory of Digital Necropolitics” Next-Gen Look at Representations of the Dead, Dying, Disappeared, and Wounded Body

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… Continue reading 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)

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… Continue reading Corrina Gould Convicted of Defrauding Alameda County, in 1997, Ordered to Pay $5,275