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Miwok Group Buys Back Ancestral Land In Marin County

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A person holds up their hand to shield their eyes from the sun while looking out over a grassy hillside.
Coast Miwok Tribal Council member Dean Hoaglin looks out on ancestral land near Nicasio, Marin County, on July 21, 2023, which the tribe purchased with the help of a fundraising campaign earlier in the year. It's the first 'rematriation' of land in Marin and the latest in an international push to return land to indigenous stewardship. The tribal council plans to build a roundhouse for ceremonies on the property. (Beth LaBerge/KQED)

Ancestral Land Bought Back In Marin County

The history of Native Americans fighting for their land is as old as attempts to take it. But efforts to reclaim ancestral lands have become more visible in recent years. In California more than a dozen efforts have already succeeded.
Reporter: Vanessa Rancaño, KQED


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