"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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Standing on this land together: July 4th ceremony & discussion
Standing on this land together: July 4th ceremony & discussion
Standing on this Land Together: Indigenous, Settlers and Migrants Corrina Gould and the Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity will lead a prayer ceremony and discussion at the West Berkeley Shellmound at 1900 Fourth Street in Berkeley on Thursday, July 4, from 10am to Noon. Corrina will talk about the history...
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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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Protecting ancient shellmounds
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