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Indigenous Land Acknowledgment: Additional Resources

Last updated on Jul 08, 2022

Bay Area Native Solidarity in Ohlone Territory (slide deck)

Honor Native Land: A Guide and Call to Acknowledgment

Guide to Indigenous Land and Territorial Acknowledgements for Cultural Institutions

Native Land map

Ohlone (Wikipedia)

Ramaytush Ohlone

Muwekma Ohlone Tribe of the San Francisco Bay Area

Prologue of There There by Tommy Orange

Intertribal Friendship House

Intertribal Friendship House (IFH) located in Oakland, CA was established in 1955 as one of the first urban American Indian community centers in the nation. It was founded by the American Friends Service Committee to serve the needs of American Indian people relocated from reservations to the San Francisco Bay Area.

Guidebook to Indigenous Protocol

Indigineous Corporate Training, Inc. (

Canoe Journey to Alcatraz

On Bay Area Indigenous Sites:

Indian People Organizing for Change (IPOC) – Shellmounds Walks

Berkeley Shellmound Ohlone Heritage Site and Sacred Grounds: An Ohlone Vision for the Land

Sogorea Te Land Trust

Emeryville Shellmound (Wikipedia)


Sacred Land Film Project: Shellmounds of the Bay Area

Beyond Recognition

After decades struggling to protect her ancestors’ burial places, now engulfed by San Francisco’s sprawl, a Native woman from a non-federally recognized Ohlone tribe and her allies occupy a sacred site to prevent its desecration. When this life-altering event fails to stop the development, they vow to follow a new path- to establish the first women-led urban Indigenous land trust. BEYOND RECOGNITION explores the quest to preserve one’s culture and homeland in a society bent on erasing them.


“There Were Once More Than 425 Shellmounds in the Bay Area. Where Did They Go?”

By Laura Klivans, KQED

Preserving Indian Shellmounds is Subtheme in Berkeley on Indigenous Peoples Day

Tom Lochner, East Bay Times