"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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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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City denies SB 35 application for Shellmound development, for now
City denies SB 35 application for Shellmound development, for now
On June 5, the City of Berkeley informed developers Blake Griggs/West Berkeley Investors that their application for fast-tracked approval of a massive 260-unit project at the West Berkeley Shellmound site does not qualify under the terms of SB 35. The letter from Berkeley city staff states that SB 35, a...
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Hundreds Flood Berkeley City Council Meeting in Support of the Shellmound
Hundreds Flood Berkeley City Council Meeting in Support of the Shellmound
On May 29, hundreds of Berkeley leaders and residents, indigenous leaders and shellmound supporters packed the council chambers after holding a press conference on the steps of city hall in Berkeley.  Representatives of the Confederated Villages of Lisjan, the Muwekma Ohlone Tribe, and other tribal nations were present to voice...
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