A proud moment!! Kamiš Makkin Mak ‘Alšip!!
Ironic how I’m taking a class this semester at Ohlone college and I’m the only Ohlone student here >:/
we come from the ancient ones.
Chochenyo Ohlone Seasons Yúkkiš ‘Itma Spring (live oaks sprout) Tawwa ‘Etwen Summer (time when it is hot) Amne ‘Etwen Fall (time when it rains) Kawwi ‘Etwen Winter (time when it is cold)
More Chochenyo words to document, our ancestral East Bay Ohlone language Túuxi Himhen Monday Túuxi ‘Utthín Tuesday Túuxi Káphan Wednesday Túuxi Katwás Thursday Túuxi Miššúr Friday Túuxi Šakkén Saturday Túuxi Kenéetiš Sunday
‘Many Ohlone people today consider the widespread desecration and destruction of their burial grounds and sacred places to be a form of modern-day colonialism. In the words of Corrina Gould, a Chochenyo Ohlone woman who has been very active in protecting Shellmound burial grounds, “What I say about this development that happens all over the Bay Area, is that it’s a cultural...
Conversational exploitation or paranoia?
A question for other native folks. With new friends, or on dates the question inevitably comes up: what are you? I obviously say I am an Indian, a native person… but I often feel guarded to tell more, as I fear it is almost exploiting my ancestry to seem interesting, or to gain points. I would never want to do that. Here’s an example. I had a date last week with a non-native who asked me...
Excerpts from a letter my cousin, Andrew Galvan, wrote to the University of California in 1990. How far we Ohlone have come… “Can you imagine a young Indian student in a classroom cringing in anguish and frustration bcause of how his or her heritage was prsented? Many an Indian child came home in shame and tears after one of those sessions in which he was taught that his people...
‘I was born on October 6, 1986, in Hayward (the modern name for my Jalquin...– My quote for the Ohlone Gathering
This week, my phone screen cracked, spilled water and broke laptop.. but finally back to my blog! The woes of being a technologically savvy indian! :\
Woman: when you tan, I noticed you turn kinda reddish brown. Is that normal?
Me: It's called being Indian........