Tribal flag raised in Albany

The city of Albany unveils the flag of the Confederated Villages of Lisjan at city hall on Oct. 11, 2021. Photo credit City of Albany, CA Facebook

“A flag acknowledging the Ohlone people began flying over City Hall in Albany this month — a first for a Bay Area city, officials said, and one of several recent moves by Albany aimed at recognizing the region’s original inhabitants.

Among them, officials will look at making payments or returning land to the Confederated Villages of Lisjan/Ohlone through a land trust, and consider changing city welcome signs to acknowledge the Ohlone.”

San Francisco Chronicle
A groups of supporters gathered at the City of Albany flag raising recognizing the local tribe

On Indigenous Peoples Day of 2021, the City of Albany recognized the local tribe and celebrated the raising of the Confederated Villages of Lisjan flag at City Hall. The event was a part of passing the Rematriation Resolution and a larger commitment to recognizing the Villages of Lisjan and local Indigenous histories, shifting city signage to accurately represent original people, shifting school curriculums, opening access to land, and working towards reconciling harm.

See the full resolution here

East Bay city launches effort to recognize the region’s Ohlone people – KCBS Radio

East Bay city moves to recognize Ohlone land, ‘make things right – SF Chronicle

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