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  • Shuumi Does Not Benefit Ohlone Tribe

    Most people are familiar with the Confederated Villages of the Lisjan Nation, INC.; and their fundraising (“trust”) corporation known as Sogorea Te Land Trust, INC. Both are fronted by Corrina Gould, an Ohlone woman, who has managed to command the attention and monies from thousands of people in the San Francisco Bay Area, and beyond.…

  • Gay American Indians To March In SF Pride Parade To Celebrate 49 Years of Indigenous Resistance

    It’s official, the first and oldest Two-Spirit Society in the Nation, the Gay American Indians, will be appearing as their own contingent in the San Francisco Pride Parade to celebrate their 49th year in existence. This year’s (2024) theme is “Visibility is Our Essence“. When Gay American Indians (GAI) was found in 1975, the world…

  • Indigenous Land Lab Begins

    This is less a news event, than this is a prayer for healing, learning, and success. I’m humbled and ecstatic to say the Indigenous Land Lab is happening. The plan, right now, is to have a (mini) propagation lab, small nursery, and 3 Sisters x Victory Demo Garden. And all of it will be made…

  • July 2024 Acorn Granary Challenge

    Announcing our month-long series of classes and workshops. Join us as we come together to build the acorn granaries that will hold all of the acorns we gather together during the City-Wide Acorn Harvest in September & October. Don’t be intimidated by the “challenge” aspect. Survival is actually a collaborative process that takes the efforts…

  • Our First Maps Class

    Announcing our brand-new Maps Class. Tickets are on sale now, scholarships are avalable, and more info can be found on our EventBrite page: https://nativehistory.eventbrite.com In this class: By the end of this class: We have a very small number of free tickets and laptops to be loaned out during class. If you want to sponsor…

  • Save Shellmounds (Not Parking Lots)

    Shellmounds are ancient structures created by thousands of years of indigenous occupation. Shellmounds are cemeteries, or mortuary complexes. The final resting places of the first people to live in this place we call the San Francisco Bay Area. There were once over 425 shellmounds in the San Francisco Bay Area alone. In fact, there were…

  • BART Decolonized: Travel the Indigenous Bay

    It’s The Bay The Indigenous Bay, that is. Alameda Native History Project has remixed the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) System Map to show: Travel the Indigenous Bay with Native Pride! A small run of prints are available now on our merch page. Get yours before they run out! For real, though, once…

  • Sogorea Te Land Trust is Not an Ohlone Organization

    When you read articles like: “Controversial Berkeley shellmound burial site to be returned to Ohlone“ “Berkeley buys Ohlone shellmound, returns it to Indigenous people“ “City aims to ‘right a historic wrong,’ to return shellmound site to Ohlone people“ You are being misled. Here’s a breakdown of how these articles are misleading, and what the truth…

  • 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…

  • What is the Alameda Native Food Project?

    The Alameda Native Food Project is a program offered by the Alameda Native History Project, which seeks to educate the public about Traditional Native American Ingredients, Cooking Methods, and Contemporary Indigenous Cuisine. The Native Food Project is a wonderful opportunity to learn more about Native American connections to the natural world through the food they…

  • Alameda Oak Tree Registry

    You can contribute to the annual Alameda Acorn Harvest by giving us access to the ground around your Oak Trees. (Yes, it’s that easy.) Loading… During the Alameda Oak Tree Survey, we identified 405 properties; which host at least one Oak Tree. Those locations were cross-referenced with the Alameda County Parcel Map; resulting in the…