Saturday, March 17, 2018 from 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM PDT
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Bortin Hall at MDUUC 
55 Eckley Lane
Walnut Creek, CA 94596

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Emmy Akin

acorn.wiki * Diablo For Peace * Mt Diablo Peace and Justice Center


In this dynamic panel opening our 2018 Anti-Racism Series, we will be hearing from four educators hailing from tribes all over the Bay Area, each an expert in their respective field: Corrina Gould (Chochenyo and Karkin Ohlone), Gregg Castro (Salinan/Rumsien Ohlone), Kanyon Sayers-Roods (Mutsun Ohlone and Chumash), and Sky Road Webb (Coast Miwok). See Bios below.

Price is $10-50 sliding scale, with a portion of your ticket supporting Native Californian-run organizations Sogorea Te Land Trust and acorn.wiki.


Mount Diablo itself and its cultural and historical significance to both Ohlone and Miwok people, current efforts to address and redesign public school curricula, and what it means to be an ally to Ohlone and Miwok and other native groups of California and the world. Afterwards, Corrina Gould will teach us about Shellmounds and what all of us residents of Ohlone lands can do to support its first peoples and their fight to protect their ancient sacred sites. This event is also an opportunity for your to pay your Shuumi Tax; a voluntary, tax-deductible “tax” (donation) to return a sacred site to the Ohlone people. for more information, please visit: sogoreate-landtrust.com/ shuumi-land-tax/

In Native Californian culture, it is traditional of visitors and hosts exchange gifts when entering foreign territories, starting new relationships, etc. In the spirit of following traditional protocol, we encourage guests to come with a small gift for the speakers. This could be small offering like flowers or fruits from your garden, or just a card; even the Shuumi Tax itself would be a wonderful way as a community to establish a relationship.


Corrina Gould is a Chochenyo and Karkin Ohlone woman, born and raised in Oakland, CA, also traditionally known as village of Huichin. She has three children and two grandchildren. She is the Co-Founder and a lead organizer for Indian People Organizing for Change, a small Native run group that works on Indigenous peoples’ issues. Corrina’s current focus includes creating an Ohlone land trust within the urban setting of her ancestral territory in the Bay Area. She also works full time at the American Indian Child Resource Center, where she assists in directing an after school program that provides services for Native students in Oakland. Corrina also sits on the California Indigenous Environmental Association Board, the Board of Directors for the Oakland Street Academy Foundation and is the treasurer for the Edes Ave HOA. Last but not least, she is an avid Raiders Fan.

Kanyon Sayers-Roods is Costanoan Ohlone and Chumash; she also goes by her given Native name, Hahashkani, which in Chumash means “Coyote Woman”. She is proud of her heritage and her native name (though it comes with its own back story), and is very active in the Native Community. She is an Artist, Poet, Published Author, Activist, Student and Teacher. The daughter of Ann-Marie Sayers, she was raised in Indian Canyon, trust land of her family, which currently is available for anyone in need of ceremony. Kanyon’s art has been featured at the De Young Museum, The Somarts Gallery, Snag Magazine, and numerous school projects. She is a recent graduate of the Art Institute of California, Sunnyvale, obtaining her Associate and Bachelor of Science degrees in Web Design and Interactive Media. She is motivated to learn, teach, start conversations around decolonization and reinidgenization, and to continue doing what she loves, Art.

Sky Road Webb is a descendent of the Tamal’ko – Tomales Bay Miwok, of present day West Marin. Tamal-ko, is part of the larger ethnographic and linguistic grouping now called Coast Miwok (Penutian Language family), which encompasses greater Marin and Sonoma Counties. Sky Road is the President of the Marin American Indian Alliance based in San Rafael, CA — a non-profit formed in 1968 to support all Native Americans in Marin County and the Bay Area. He is part of the restoration project at DQ University, Davis, and teaches traditional skills, and Tribal community emergency preparedness. As part of the of West Marin based Sound Orchard non-profit, Sky Road has been conducting Miwok Music Workshops, teaching traditional instrument making and sharing songs in the Coast Miwok dialect.

Gregg Castro [t'rowt'raahl Salinan/rumsien Ohlone], has been involved in the preservation of his cultural heritage for over two decades. He represents his late Mother’s Ohlone family interests in protection of their heritage in their homeland, the rumsien Ohlone Monterey Bay area. On his Father’s side, he was a founding member of the contemporary Salinan Nation Tribal Council (serving as Tribal Chair for a number of years) and their non-profit organization, now known as Salinan T’rowt’raahl. Gregg is a writer and activist within the California indigenous community, on issues regarding cultural preservation, protection, education and traditional practices.

This event is made possible by the generosity of Walnut Creek Civic Pride Foundation, as well as the efforts of acorn.wiki and Diablo For Peace of Mt Diablo Peace and Justice Center. Graciously hosted by Mt. Diablo Unitarian Universalist Church.

to learn more about shellmounds, please visit: http:// sogoreate-landtrust.com/
to learn more about Native Californian-approved cirriculum, please visit: http://www.csus.edu/coe/ cic/

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