"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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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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Developers pull out of 1900 Fourth project—yet property owners continue to pursue development
Developers pull out of 1900 Fourth project—yet property owners continue to pursue development
We have monumental news: Blake Griggs Properties/West Berkeley Investors have quitclaimed their interest in the 1900 Fourth property, which means they've dropped the project! This is cause for much celebration, however, the struggle is not over: property owners Ruegg & Ellsworth and Frank Spenger Company have stated that they intend...
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Sept. 9th: Intertribal Prayer & Teach-in at the Shellmound
Sept. 9th: Intertribal Prayer & Teach-in at the Shellmound
Please join us at the West Berkeley Shellmound on Sunday, September 9th from 9am to 12pm to lay down prayers, offer songs and learn about the struggle to protect this ancient ceremonial site of the Lisjan Ohlone people. We are asking our indigenous sisters and brothers to add their prayers...
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