Commitment to Equity

Regional Resources Advancing Equity

In order to amplify the voices of organizations already advancing equity in our line of work, we have linked a few of the many organizations that are working to advance racial equity and environmental justice in our region:

Greenaction for Health and Environmental Justice

California Environmental Justice Alliance

Bay Area Regional Health Inequities Initiative

Community Vulnerability Mapping & Community-Based Organization Directory Tool (BCDC)

Environmental Justice Thriving Communities Technical Assistance Centers Program (EPA)

We also invite Indigenous people from anywhere in the Estuary to reach out to us to collaborate and identify opportunities for partnership. Below is a list of resources to better inform and engage on these issues:

Sogorea Te' Land Trust

The Sogorea Te’ Land Trust is an urban Indigenous women-led community organization that facilitates the return of Chochenyo and Karkin Ohlone lands in the San Francisco Bay Area to Indigenous stewardship.

Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria

The Graton Rancheria community is a federation of Coast Miwok and Southern Pomo groups recognized as a tribe by the US Congress.

Suscol Intertribal Council

The Suscol Intertribal Council is a community-based organization in Napa, California seeking to bring healing between the existing population and the people who historically inhabited Napa Valley and nearby counties.

Oakland Museum of CA Gallery of California History

This permanent gallery at the Oakland Museum of California includes an exhibit on “Taking Native Lands and Lives” which covers the genocide of Native peoples in the early era of California’s statehood and the impact on California today.

Ohlone Curriculum with Bay Miwok and Delta Yokuts Content

This Ohlone curriculum was developed by Dr. Beverly Ortiz with the East Bay Regional Parks District. The materials are designed to align with California Common Core standards for third grade history and social science instruction, but they can also be a helpful resource for anyone interested in the Indigenous history of the Bay Area.

The Ohlone Way

This essay by Malcolm Margolin is an excerpt from his book The Ohlone Way: Indian Life in the San Francisco-Monterey Bay Area, a highly-acclaimed historical account of Indigenous life in the Bay Area prior to European colonization.