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Stories by author "Ashlyn Warny": 6

In March 2009, Visionary Village and Burners (those who attend Burning man) planned a "Go Native" party at the Bordello in Oakland California. Visionary Village offered a discount to those who came dressed up as Natives, promoted a theme that meshed…

February 7, 2015 in front of Oakland City Hall, the "March for Real Climate Leadership" was held. Oakland is the site of this protest made up of Natives, non-Natives and Idle No More (a movement founded by four First Nations women aiming to protect…

Mills College is a private, liberal arts college in Oakland, originally a Seminary school for young women in Benicia, CA. Mills was founded in 1852 but moved from Benicia to the site of an Ohlone Village in Oakland in 1871, becoming the first women's…

California has a rich history of Native American culture. For thousands of years before colonization, the Ohlone people inhabited what we know today as the Bay Area. The Ohlone constructed shell mounds as sacred burial sites made out of primarily…

In random places around Oakland, especially walking around the lake, you will see the four sacred colors (black, white, yellow, red) painted on the side walk or on the street in a Sacred Hoop/Medicine Wheel. The Hoop is sacred to most tribes and…

Many people know of the Indian Removal Act of 1830 where Native Americans were placed on reservations but few now about the Urban Indian Relocation Program of 1952. The program was issued by the federal government and ‘encourages’ Native people…

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