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


Summer 2021 Newsletter

Shellmound Park Sprang from Miracles

STEWART HUNTINGTONDEC 27, 2020 Indian Country Today

A stone in a new Richmond, California, park that honors shellmounds left by the area’s First Peoples, carries a message that translates to, “Water is life” and “We’re still here.” (Photo by Masayuki Nagase)

I give all of that credit to these ancestors that pray for us for thousands of years on this land that are ready to have their story told in the way that it should be told

Corrina Gould, Tribal Spokeperson

‘On my ancestors’ remains’: The fight for sacred lands

Corrina Gould speaks at the 20th anniversary of the Emeryville Shellmound Protest, held each year on Black Friday [Allison Griner/Al Jazeera]

“We have never stopped being Lisjan.”

Corrina Gould, Tribal Spokeperson

Berkeley’s ‘Welcome’ Signs Acknowledge Ohlone Land and the Bay Area’s Original People

Berkeley unveils new city signage that says “Ohlone Territory.” (Devin Katayama/KQED)

“Berkeley unveiled new city limit signs this week that say “Welcome to the City of Berkeley – Ohlone Territory.”