Read more about our presenters and their affiliations in the Event Schedule
NPR: Pre-Contact Full North American Tribal Nation Map
This map represents the original pre-contact homelands of the hundreds of Tribal Nations that existed across what is now Canada and the “lower 48″of the United States. Most of the names shown here are the indigenous antonyms that tribes use for themselves. In some cases where the original name was never recorded, other common names are used. Many tribes did not survive the invasion by Europeans , yet this map serves as a visual reminder of their memory. This is the first time for many of these tribes to ever have a place on a map.”
Invasion of America “Between 1776 and 1887, the United States seized over 1.5 billion acres from America’s indigenous people by treaty and executive order. The Invasion of America shows how by mapping every treaty and executive order during that period. It also contains present-day federal Indian reservations.”
- The ancestral homeland of the Ramaytush Ohlone peoples includes San Francisco County, San Mateo County south to Point Ano Nuevo on the Pacific coast, and the portion of Santa Clara County northwest from Cupertino.
- The Yunakin Land Tax is a financial contribution made by residents who live along the San Francisco Peninsula in San Francisco County, in San Mateo County, and the portion of Santa Clara County northwest from Cupertino. You can make a one time or recurring contribution.
Introduction to Ohlone + California Native Resources
Articles by Dr. Eduardo Duran
- Transgenerational Trauma, Soul Wounding and Effects on Families and Communities: The Impact of History on Present Day Chronic Illnesses
- Healing the American Indian Soul Wound
- Liberation Psychology as the Path Toward Healing Cultural Soul Wounds
- Medicine Wheel, Mandala, and Jung
- Story Sciencing and Analyzing the Silent Narrative Between Words: Counseling Research from an Indigenous Perspective
- Injury Where Blood Does Not Flow
Covid Relief Funds
- Muwekma COVID-19 Relief Fund All funds raised are 100% allocated to Muwekma Ohlone families who are economically struggling during this time with assistance of necessary household needs and medical care.
- Amah Mutsun COVID-19 Relief Fund Funds will be used for personal protective equipment (PPE), food, elder care, medical supplies and transportation, school-related supplies/technology for distance learning, rent assistance for those most in need.
Sogorea Te' Land Trust
Sogorea Te' Land Trust, has information about our organization, Ohlone history, and Shuumi Tax, and our "Seeding Hope," series can be found on our youtube page here: Sogorea Te' Land Trust Youtube, which features discussions with Indigenous Matriarchs from around the world, discussing a variety of topics related to Indigeneity, sacred site protection, wellness, and reciprocity.
A few education resources are:
- · Ohlone Curriculum from East Bay Regional Parks
- · California Indian Curriculum
- · Beyond Recognition
- · Gold, Greed and Genocide
- · An American Genocide.
Protect Chi'chil Biłdagoteel (Oak Flat)
Pantzingo Ecotourism Center & International Artist Residency at P'urhepecha lands at San Juan Nuevo Parangaricutior, Michoacán, Mexico
- Crossing Bridges
- The Mission of Crossing Bridges is reflected in that of its flagship project, Pantzingo Ecotourism Center. Pantzingo was intentionally established as an inclusive residency, involving in its planning, implementation, interactivity, immersion, and all residency activities, Native People from within Mexico and around the world; AfroMexico and African diaspora artists from around the world; JapaneseMexico and all Asian cultures; ArabMexico & Arabic artists from around the world; LGBTQIA artists from within Mexico & around the world; artists with disabilities; senior artists; college, university, conservatory, & all other educational constituents with an interest in “convivencia” or the deep “living together” experience that is so rich a component of Latin American cultures. In short, Crossing Bridges is from its inception intentionally inclusive.
- Religion & Ecology newsletter
- History of Native California
- Fighting Fire With Fire: Using Cultural Burning Practices
- Indigeneity: Decolonize Our World: Thinking With Indigenous Studies at Diablo Valley College
- "Thanks for coming, now give the land back"
- What Good is a Land Acknowledgement?
- Agriculture for life with Fernando Funes of Finca Marta Farm, Cuba
- Tribes as trustees again (PART I): The emerging Tribal role in the conservation trust movement
- Connecting Native and Contemporary Land Trust Leaders
- We Are a Part of the Land and the Land Is Us: Settler Colonialism, Genocide & Healing in California
- What’s in a Name?: An Examination of Historians’ Reluctance to Use the Word Slavery in the Context of California Indian Genocide
- Liberating Genocide: An Activist Concept and Historical Understanding
- Relations of genocide, land and lives in the colonization of Australia
- Working for and toward Land Return of Goukdi’n (Jacoby Creek Forest)
- Court Enjoins Large-Scale Energy Project for Federal Agency's Failure to Consult Properly with Indian Tribe
- Sacred Pollinators: An Interview with Frank K. Lake
- The Problem With The Ecological Indian Stereotype
- Bay Area Native Americans Granted Property Rights to Sacred Mountain
- Returning Stolen Land to Native Tribes, One Lot at a Time
Redefining Genocide: Settler Colonialism, Social Death and Ecocide by Damien Short
As Long as Grass Grows: The Indigenous Fight for Environmental Justice, from Colonization to Standing Rock by Dina Gilio-Whitaker
Native Space: Geographic Strategies to Unsettle Settler Colonialism by Natchee Blu Barnd
Earth Beings: Ecologies of Practice Across Andean Worlds by Marisol de la Cadena
Yellow Dirt: An American Story of Poisoned Land and a People Betrayed by Judy Pasternak
A Cross of Thorns: The Enslavement of California’s Indians by the Spanish Missions, Elias Castillo
Violence Over the Land: Indians and Empires in the Early American West, Ned Blackhawk
"All the Real Indians Died Off" and 20 Other Myths About Native Americans, Dina Gilio Whitaker
As Long As Grass Grows: The Indigenous Fight for Environmental Justice from Colonization to Standing Rock., Dina Gilio Whitaker
Relevant Articles, Reports, Interviews
Land and Stars, The Only Knowledge
North, West, South, and East.
Above and Below and All Around.
Within knowledge of the land,
We are existent.
Coldness and wind and the snow, northward.
Mildness and mountain and the rain, westward.
Hotness and desert and the hail, southward.
Warmness and mesa and the sun,eastward.
Starshine and sky and the darkness, upward.
Earthsource and stone and the light, downward.
By this Northern Mountain, we live.
On this Western Peak, we live.
In this Southern Canyon, we live.
Upon this Eastern Mesa, we live.
Under this Sky Above, we live.
Above this Earth Below, we live.
We are Existent within knowledge of land,
We are Existent within knowledge of stars.
All around and Below and Above
East, South, West, and North.
This is our prayer. This is our knowledge.
This is our source. This is our existence.
Always the land is with us.
Always the stars are with us.
With our hands, we know the sacred earth.
With our spirits, we know the sacred sky.
We are with the land and stars.
We are with the stars and land.
With offering, all around outside.
With offering, all around inside.
This is the knowledge we have.
This is the existence we have.
In thankfulness, we give and we know.
In thankfulness, we receive and we know.
- Simon Ortiz, 1993