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Berkeley’s ‘Welcome’ Signs Acknowledge Ohlone Land and the Bay Area's Original People

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Berkeley unveils new city signage that says "Ohlone Territory." (Devin Katayama/KQED)

Berkeley unveiled new city limit signs this week that say “Welcome to the City of Berkeley – Ohlone Territory.” Colonizers have wiped away much Native American history in the Bay Area, but a few burial shellmounds are still around. Another sign that reminds us of who was here first and whose land we are living on. In this episode, originally produced by KQED’s Bay Curious show, we review a part of the Ohlone shellmound history in the East Bay.

Guest: Laura Klivans, KQED reporter

Read more about Ohlone shellmounds from KQED’s Bay Curious show.


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