This upcoming Monday, September 20th starting at 7pm, Mayor Gary has a Rematriation Resolution on the City Council agenda for the City of Albany. We are excited to partner with the Mayor on this Resolution in support of Rematriation in Albany.
Please join us at the Albany City Council meeting this Monday, September 20th at 7pm.
Our Co-Founder/Director Corrina Gould will make a short presentation on the Lisjan Ohlone history of Albany before the Council discusses and votes on the Resolution. If passed, the Resolution will launch several Rematriation initiatives in Albany including:
- Recognizing the Confederated Villages of Lisjan (Ohlone) as one of the original peoples of this land; and
- Directing the Parks, Recreation & Open Space Commission to work with the Sogorea Te’ Land Trust to analyze parcels within City boundaries and develop a joint plan to rematriate appropriate public lands and open spaces back to the Confederated Villages of Lisjan in perpetuity through the Sogorea Te’ Land Trust; and
- Urging the Albany School District and the Albany Library to create a committee to undertake a thorough evaluation of their curriculum, programs and events to ensure that they are accurate and inclusive of the history and resiliency of the Lisjan people;