This is the Facebook livestream of Living on Ohlone Land.
This panel is gathering to create opportunities for all people in Ohlone and neighboring territories to work together to re-envision the Bay Area community and what it means to live on Ohlone land.
Out of respect, prayers and rituals may not be captured by this livestream. If consent isn’t given to capture prayer and ritual, screen will go black and sound will be blocked as best as possible.
Interested in supporting local indigenous organizing? Consider throwing funds to the following campaigns:
1) Sogorea Te through the Shuumi Land Tax: http://sogoreate-landtrust.com/shuumi-land-tax
2) The West Berkeley Shellmound through the crowdrise campaign: https://www.crowdrise.com/save-the-west-berkeley-shellmound
3) The Run For Salmon: http://www.run4salmon.org/donations/1594
4) Indian Canyon: http://www.indiancanyonlife.org
HUGE shout out to Kubo for running this livestream and Cynthia Fong for all the live commentary and answering questions!!
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Living on Ohlone Land: Building Reciprocity with Indigenous Communities
This panel gathered to create opportunities for all people in Ohlone and neighboring territories to work together to re-envision the Bay Area community and what it means to live on Ohlone land. Panelists included Corrina Gould (Chochenyo and Karkin Ohlone), Ruth Orta (Him*re-n Ohlone, Bay Miwok, and Plains Miwok), Ann Marie Sayers (Mutsun Ohlone), Chief Caleen Sisk (Winnemem Wintu), and moderator Desirae Harp (Mishewal Wappo, Diné).
Whether we acknowledge it, we are always in relationship with Indigenous peoples by living in, organizing, and producing events on their ancestral homelands. There are hundreds of Native Nations working to reaffirm their sovereignty and protect cultural practices, traditional lands, waters, and natural resources – the entirety of North America (Turtle Island) is made up of distinct and overlapping Indigenous territories. Each decision we make, each action we take, affects Indigenous peoples. Organizations whose work is grounded in social justice or environmental protection have a distinct obligation to integrate local Indigenous communities and issues into their mission.
This panel covers:
Ohlone and Bay Area Indigenous practices and how people can build relationships with local Native people into their organization’s regular work.
Ohlone and Native Bay Area History & Geography.
Deepening our practical understanding of settler colonialism and being accountable to confronting Indigenous erasure here on Ohlone territories.
Respecting time-honored practices and the ways in which local Indigenous communities desire to be acknowledged by non-Natives, modeling practices of respect and permission between communities, such as the Ohlone and Winnemem Wintu of the Shasta region.
Awareness of how to avoid forms of tokenization, such as token involvement, invitations and superficial land acknowledgement.
Current Indigenous-led campaigns, including the Sogorea Te Land Trust, the fight to protect the West Berkeley Shellmound, and the Run for Salmon.