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, I’m going to be even more clear: The Confederated Villages of the Lisjan “NATION”, INC. is not a tribal government.

The true tribal government of this place is the Muwekma Ohlone Tribe of the San Francisco Bay Area.

CVL is not a confederated group of tribes because there is no other tribal government to confederate with that isn’t already fully incorporated into the Muwekma Ohlone Tribe of the San Francisco…

CVL was originally created as a mutual benefit corporation to benefit only one family, those related to Corrina Gould by birth or by marriage.

And, CVL was only created to bolster the illusion that Corrina Gould was a real tribal chairperson; even though her organization held no votes, and isn’t diverse enough to represent Ohlone people as a political group beyond Gould’s immediate family.

As much as you don’t want to listen; don’t want to look; it is necessary to break the black out on this subject.

Because your willful ignorance is what’s actually causing damage. Not my insistence on reiterating the facts of the matter.

I’m not a misogynist like Gould would have you believe. When I say #rematriatetheland, this is what I mean: honor the Muwekma Ohlone Tribe of the San Francisco Bay Area by recognizing their Sovereignty as a Tribal Nation of thousands…

By recognizing the OG Ohlone. The original, indigenous, woman-led resistance.

By not recognizing people like Charlene Nijmeh, Monica Arellano, and Dolores Marine Galvan, you’re only contributing to the indigenous erasure. And disrespecting tf out of the people you should be taking pains to build relationships with.

The Muwekma Ohlone Tribe of the San Francisco Bay Area doesn’t need your #shuumi. They need their Federal Recognition Restored.

That’s how Ohlone People get their land banks, land base, and land back.

Nothing short of Federal Recognition will do this.

Call congress.

Take a look at Muwekma.org.