"The story of the shellmound is the story of humanity—the mystery of how people came here and how they adapted to a changing environment for 5,000 years." —Malcolm Margolin, author of The Ohlone Way

"It’s a wonder of the world. It’s a place that we should preserve. It’s not intact above the ground, but underneath, it’s there—it still holds our people."
—Corrina Gould, Lisjan Ohlone

"When will enough be enough? How long will our community have to suffer this disrespect and continued injustice?"
—Vincent Medina, Chochenyo Ohlone

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Legal update: Confederated Villages of Lisjan intervenes in 1900 Fourth lawsuit
Legal update: Confederated Villages of Lisjan intervenes in 1900 Fourth lawsuit
On February 6, the Confederated Villages of Lisjan officially became an intervenor in the lawsuit filed by the 1900 Fourth St. property owners against the City of Berkeley. This is good news, because it means that Lisjan (East Bay Ohlone) people and their legal team can reinforce and augment the...
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Property Owners Sue City of Berkeley over SB-35 Permit Denial
Property Owners Sue City of Berkeley over SB-35 Permit Denial
Greetings, supporters and friends. Here are the latest unfortunate updates regarding the West Berkeley Shellmound and Village Site. At this time we are also asking for additional donations to the Shellmound legal defense fund as we enter the next chapter in our fight to protect the sacred grounds of the...
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City of Berkeley Issues Final Rejection of SB-35 Development Application
City of Berkeley Issues Final Rejection of SB-35 Development Application
On September 4th, the City of Berkeley sent a letter to 1900 Fourth St property owner Ruegg & Ellsworth, formally rejecting their SB 35 application for a fast-tracked 260-unit housing development for a second and final time. "We are one step closer to fully protecting this village site and Shellmound,"...
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