Special thanks to our Green team chair, Catherine Kessler as we prepare to honor Earth Day on Sunday, 4/18, by remembering that we are occupying the land of the Ohlone people. We have invited Corrina Gould, the tribal spokesperson for the Confederated Villages of Lisjan/Ohlone, and a Co-Founder/Co-Director of the Sogorea Te’ Land Trust, an urban Indigenous women-led land trust based in the San Francisco Bay Area that facilitates the return of Indigenous land to Indigenous people.
This worship service, on 4/18, will be a different kind of service, in that Corrina will be speaking for extended length of time, about the Lisjan/Ohlone people, their history in the Bay Area, their mission, various projects, and ways to partner with them, in Rematriating the land, for their community. We are hoping to partner with them, for some use of our land. In addition, this is part of a broader commitment from our UCC Northern California Nevada Conference which passed a resolution to make amends to indigenous peoples, with this intention. Here are the details.
Prior to this special Sunday, we encourage you to learn more about the history, mission, projects, and various ways to engage. Here is one place to start.
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