It would be the largest repatriation by far at an institution that holds more than 9,000 ancestral remains and has lagged behind in returning its holdings under the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act.
Tony Platt’s new book argues UC Berkeley needs to do more to investigate and atone for promoting white supremacy, stealing Native land and hoarding bones.
A group of activists think they see a glimpse of daylight in their 25-year quest to have water burble freely through Civic Center Park.
Despite decades of Indigenous activism and resistance, UC Berkeley has failed to return the remains of thousands of Native Americans to tribes. The university is still discovering more human remains.
Intended as a “starting point” for reparative work with local Indigenous people, a land acknowledgment will be displayed at every meeting and read aloud monthly.
An anonymous donor paid $435,000 to save part of the Ashby Community Garden in Southwest Berkeley and has given it to the Sogorea Te’ Land Trust.
The decision by the California Supreme Court means a 260-unit complex with 130 units of affordable housing can proceed on the contested Ohlone land.
An appellate court said Berkeley should automatically approve a project on the Shellmound landmark site, but the city is pushing back.
The court ruling, which Berkeley may appeal, is the latest development in a long-running fight about the property.
The owners of 1900 Fourth St. want to build housing and retail on the old Spenger’s parking lot, which sits in the middle of Berkeley’s shellmound district.
Native Americans and their supporters hope the designation will help them stop a planned 260-unit development at 1900 Fourth St., a lot that is part of the West Berkeley Shellmound.
The judge said the city could deny Ruegg & Ellsworth’s SB35 application because the site is landmarked, even though there are no significant structures on the property and little shellmound evidence has been found.