Faculty, Graduate Students Partner with the Muwekma Ohlone Tribe to Launch “Reclamation” Exhibition at New Museum Los Gatos
Gianna Ramirez, a Miwok Tribe member from Sacramento, helps Muwekma Ohlone Tribe member Isabella ‘Amne Gomez adjust her headdress at Stanford’s annual Pow Wow during the first ceremonial dance of the Muwekma Ohlone in several decades. Gomez is one of many young Muwekma Ohlone learning the tribe’s Chochenyo language and traditional dances. Photo by Kike Arnal, whose work will be on display at the New Museum Los Gatos as part of the “Reclamation” exhibition starting Nov. 4.
Los Gatos appears willing to allow any individual of Indian descent to claim territory and start demanding respect and compensation.
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“The world was covered with water, one day a feather was floating on the water and it was transformed into eagle, eagle was chief, later he would join coyote and a powerful companion of hummingbird. This is why Mount Umunum is important to our people it is along with the other mountaintops that became the first areas of dry land before people came into this world.”
Ruupaywa: Songs of the Watershed - This project features a large steel sculpture of a Golden Eagle that frames images and textures from Muwekma Ohlone culture and from the Alameda Creek Watershed, and a sound installation created from voices from the indigenous community. It is being created in conversation with the Muwekma Ohlone people.
Educational hub going up in Sunol next to water temple
Educational hub going up in Sunol next to water temple 10,000 square-foot Alameda Creek Watershed Center planned to open in 2022. SUNOL– After years of planning and work to preserve Indigenous artifacts, construction of the Alameda Creek Watershed Center in Sunol is finally underway, according to the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission.
Santa Clara University Native History Tour and the Muwekma Ohlone Tribe: Learn about the Indigenous heritage of the lands occupied by Santa Clara University
Horše Túuxi (meaning “Welcome” in the Chochenyo Ohlone language)! This is a virtual walking tour about the Indigenous history of the Santa Clara University campus as revealed by the dedicated work of Bay Area Ohlone people utilizing archaeological materials, historical documents, oral histories, and community knowledge. This is an ongoing collaboration between members of the Muwekma Ohlone Tribe of the San Francisco Bay Area, the Ohlone Indian Tribe, and the SCU Community Heritage Lab. We will update and expand it through time, so please come back and visit again.
Years before Alfonso Salazar set up his paints along San José’s Guadalupe River, decades before artist and entrepreneur Jennifer Ahn, ’00 Photography, founded Empire Seven Studios with Juan Carlos Araujo, and long before San José State University took residence a mile from the river, the Muwekma Ohlone tribe thrived along the waterway, which the tribal leadership renamed Thámien Rúmmey.
POW! WOW! San Jose is proud to present our third Artist in Residence, Alfonso Salazar and “WE ARE MUWEKMA OHLONE,” his latest mural. In our fourth year of programming, we partnered up with the Guadalupe River Park Conservancy. Over the next two years, we’ll produce a series of Artists-In-Residencies to add public art along the Guadalupe River Trail, creating the Bay Area’s longest public art corridor.
New Guadalupe River mural more than an artistic statement
Alfonso Salazar’s mural, “We Are Still Here,” is a powerful addition to Pow!Wow! San Jose’s effort to create an art walk along the Guadalupe River Trail. But what makes this one really special is the meaning behind the images, which pay tribute to the Muwekma Ohlone tribe of the Bay Area.
Stanford prepares to rename Jane Stanford Way as it honors its relationship with the Muwekma Ohlone
Few people within the Stanford community likely have as much experience as university archaeologist Laura Jones with the issues involved in renaming university landmarks celebrating Junipero Serra, the 18th-century Spanish missionary who founded the California Mission system.