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Colonization, Decolonization, & Rematriation on Ohlone Land

Hosted by Sogorea Te Land Trust

Wednesday, October 21st at 1:00 pm.
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We are honored to be working with scholars and community members and long time collaborators, Dr. Eve Tuck and Dr. Wayne Yang in coalition with Diablo Valley College’s Student Equity Speaker Series Indigeneity: Decolonize our world.
The first talk will be our founder and spokeperson for the Confederated Villages of Lisjan (Ohlone), Corrina Gould.
We live in a country founded on genocide and slavery, built on stolen land, and stolen lives. We share the grief of displacement from our ancestral lands, the theft of our languages and cultures, the loss of our children, and the intergenerational trauma caused by extractive companies and governments. Black and Indigenous peoples share a deep wound from these foundational violations.
In resistance to these atrocities, Sogorea Te’ calls on us all to heal from the legacies of colonialism and genocide, to remember different ways of living, and to do the work that our ancestors and future generations are calling us to do.
Corrina Gould will speak about the land that Diablo Valley College is on, Karkin Ohlone land, and the past, present and future activism of Ohlone peoples, and Indigenous and non-Indigenous visitors to restore right relationship to the land and to one another.
Register for the talk and learn more here: https://www.dvc.edu/campus-life/equity-speaker-series/
Speaker Bios
Corrina Gould (Lisjan Ohlone) is the chair and spokesperson for the Confederated Villages of Lisjan— she was born and raised in Oakland, CA, the village of Huichin. A mother of three and grandmother of four, Corrina is the Co-Director for The Sogorea Te’ Land Trust, a women-led organization within the urban setting of her ancestral territory of the Bay Area that works to return Indigenous land to Indigenous people, the Co-Founder and Lead Organizer for Indian People Organizing for Change, a small Native run organization that works on Indigenous people issues and sponsored annual Shellmound Peace Walks from 2005 to 2009. These walks brought about education and awareness of the desecration of sacred sites in the greater Bay Area. As a tribal leader, she has continued to fight for the protection of the Shellmounds, uphold her nation’s inherent right to sovereignty, and stand in solidarity with her Indigenous relatives to protect our sacred waters, mountains, and lands all over the world.
Eve Tuck is Canada Research Chair of Indigenous Methodologies with Youth and Communities, and Associate Professor of Critical Race and Indigenous Studies at the University of Toronto. Tuck is Unangax̂ and is an enrolled member of the Aleut Community of St. Paul Island, Alaska. She grew up outside of her community, living in Pennsylvania as a child, and New York City as a young adult. As a whole, her research focuses on how Indigenous social thought can be engaged to create more fair and just social policy, more meaningful social movements, and robust approaches to decolonization. She makes a podcast with graduate students at OISE, University of Toronto, called The Henceforward, on relationships between Indigenous and Black communities on Turtle Island.
K. Wayne Yang is Provost of John Muir College and Professor of Ethnic Studies at the University of California, San Diego. His work transgresses the line between scholarship and community, as evidenced by his involvement in urban education and community organizing. He was the co-founder of the Avenues Project, a non-profit youth development organization, as well as East Oakland Community High School, which were inspired by the Survival Programs of the Black Panther Party. Dr. Yang writes about decolonization and everyday epic organizing, often with his frequent collaborator, Eve Tuck. Currently, they are convening The Land Relationships Super Collective with several Indigenous and non-Indigenous community organizations engaged in land-based projects.
Sogorea Te’ Land Trust is an Urban Indigenous women led community orginization returning Indigenous land to Indigenous hands. learn more at www.sogoreate-landtrust.org.