Shaamo’sh Ake’sh/ Mishish tuux – Greetings,

Gregg Castro [t’rowt’raahl Salinan/rumsien Ohlone] has worked to preserve his cultural heritage for a quarter of a century as a writer and activist. Gregg is the Society for California Archaeology’s Native American Programs Committee Chair. He is an adviser with the California Indian Conference and California Indian History Curriculum Coalition.

Recent Presentations:

Curriculum Consultation with Chrissy Field – Golden Gate Parks (2019), Exploratorium Exhibit Project Consultation

San Francisco History Days: Presentation (2019)

Not “Politically” Correct – Historically Correct:
Curriculum for Indigenous California History

Gregg Castro [t’rowt’raahl Salinan/rumsien Ohlone], founder and advisor to the “California Indian History Curriculum Coalition” (CIHCC) based at CSU – Sacramento, will give an indigenous perspective to the personal experience of growing up in the a school system that continues to deny the real facts of what happened to the hundred of thousands of native people of California since European colonization of the 18th century. As People of Color begin to more strongly assert their rightful and lawful place in American society, they also want that society to face the truth of a past the directly and strongly impacts their daily lives today. Gregg will discuss the efforts by native communities to assure that children of today are accurately informed of the past that has shaped their present and future.

Recommended Links


Spanish and Mexican San Francisco: Colonialism and Its Consequences
Ballroom Speakers: Kari Jones and Gregg Castro The archaeologist for the Presidio Trust and the Native American Programs Committee chair for the Society for California Archaeology discuss how to share difficult history with the public

Xayaatspanee– thank you, Gregg  

Gregg Castro, t’rowt’raahl Salinan / Rumsien Ohlone

Board member, Salinan T’rowt’raahl – a Salinan advocacy group    

Society for CA Archaeology – NAPC Chair California Indian Conference – Facilitator/Advisor

California Indian History Curriculum Coalition – Advisor

Gregg Castro – for the Salinan people

pkotse tok’a:wten tsep ” – “act with good hearts”


Contact Gregg – trowtraahl (at)