Beyond Recognition: The Ohlone
Our radio adaptation and update of the film Beyond Recognition by Underexposed films: “After decades struggling to protect her ancestors’ burial places, a Native woman from a non-federally recognized Ohlone tribe and her allies occupy a sacred site to prevent its desecration. They then vow to follow a new path- to establish the first women-led urban Indigenous land trust.”
The Sogorea Te Land Trust is an urban Indigenous women-led community organization that facilitates the return of Chochenyo and Karkin Ohlone lands in the San Francisco Bay Area to Indigenous stewardship. Sogorea Te creates opportunities for all people living in Ohlone territory to work together to re-envision the Bay Area community and what it means to live on Ohlone land. Guided by the belief that land is the foundation that can bring us together, Sogorea Te calls on us all to heal from the legacies of colonialism and genocide, to remember different ways of living, and to do the work that our ancestors and future generations are calling us to do.
- Corrina Gould, Chochenyo/Karkin Ohlone
- Gregg Castro, T’rowt’raahh Salinan Rumsien Ohlone
- Maura Sullivan, Coastal Band Chumash
- Johnella La Rose, Shoshone- Bannock Tribe
- Vivian Thorpe, Washoe Tribe
- Wounded Knee DeOcampo, Me-Wuk Tribe
- Lisa Tiny Grey Garcia Co-Founder Homefulness and POOR magazine
Thanks to the Christensen Fund for supporting Making Contact’s Community Storytelling Fellows and our coverage of Indigenous People.
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