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File #: 21-542    Version: 1 Name: Lisjan and Muwekma Ohone Presentation
Type: Presentation Status: Received
In control: City Council
Meeting Date: 10/4/2021 Final action: 10/4/2021
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: Staff Report for the Presentation from the Lisjan Ohlone and Muwekma Ohlone Tribal Chairpeople to the City of San Leandro
Sponsors: City Council
Staff Report for the Presentation from the Lisjan Ohlone and Muwekma Ohlone Tribal Chairpeople to the City of San Leandro


At various forums, the City Council has directed staff to facilitate dialogue between the City of San Leandro and local indigenous peoples. Based on that direction, Corrina Gould, chairperson from the Ohlone Confederated Villages of Lisjan, kindly provided an introductory presentation at the June 7, 2021 City Council meeting. As part of that presentation, Ms. Gould provided an overview of the work her tribe was doing to preserve and protect their sacred sites, along with an overview of the Sogorea Te Land Trust.

In an effort to continue dialogue and collaboration, the City Council directed city staff to conduct additional outreach to other indigenous peoples of the region and invite them to attend a future Council meeting. In addition to that direction, the City Council also raised over the past year two agenda Item 14 referral requests regarding related topics. The first request raised by Council Member Azevedo directed staff to explore the renaming of a portion of the shoreline peninsula after the Ohlone tribe or indigenous people with input from relevant indigenous groups. The second request raised by Council Member Lopez directed staff to explore some form of native people's land acknowledgement. Examples included a plaque or other physical acknowledgement, the details of which will be developed in collaboration with local tribal leaders.

Based on these requests, City staff conducted additional outreach to the local tribal groups and invited them to participate in the October 4, 2021 city council meeting agenda topic that is the subject of this report.

Presentations at the October 4th meeting will be given by the chairpeople of two independent tribal governments of the indigenous Ohlone people of the bay area. In pre-colonial times, there were many tribes with diverse ethnicities, geographies, histor...

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