An expensive public relations campaign cannot obscure the fact that an important cultural landscape and designated historic landmark — a sacred site — still graces Berkeley where Strawberry Creek once flowed into the bay and a 5,000 year-old Ohlone village built a massive mound of shells and revered ancestors.
The Ohlone campaign to protect the West Berkeley Shellmound and Village Site suffered a setback last week as the developer invoked a new state law that takes control of housing project approval away from local zoning boards and requires over-the-counter rubber stamp approval by planning departments.
Corrina Gould, leader of the Confederated Villages of Lisjan, leads a remembrance at the Emeryville Shellmound site on the day after Thanksgiving to sing and pray and remind shoppers of the history of this sacred site and its meaning to living Ohlone culture.
At the end of a tough year, let us celebrate the success stories from recent decades that can inspire us in the battles that lie ahead.
One man’s reaction to Trump’s attack on a sacred cultural landscape.
The attack on Bears Ears National Monument escalates next week with a planned appearance by President Trump in Salt Lake City. Here’s how you can stand up to help protect a sacred cultural landscape.
When a developer proposed a 5-story condo-commercial complex on the site of a 5,000-year-old Ohlone village site known as the “West Berkeley Shellmound,” fierce opposition grew in support of local leader Corrina Gould.
Hopi elder Thomas Banyacya found many words to foretell the fate of human beings who abuse Mother Earth. Was it prophecy or prediction?
Winnemem Wintu Chief Caleen Sisk and Ohlone leader Corrina Gould lead the second annual Run4Salmon, a prayerful journey from San Francisco Bay to Mt. Shasta.
Images from the Winnemem Wintu Tribe’s recently completed two-week prayer journey from San Francisco Bay to the McCloud River, calling back their beloved Chinook Salmon—and reminding us that water is life.