Save the Knoll - Ohlone speaking event in Santa Cruz
THE OHLONE PEOPLE: Still here, still strong.
SAVE THE KNOLL Coalition presents:
A unique opportunity to learn about present day experiences of Ohlone people and their ongoing struggles for cultural survival and protection of sacred places.
- Ann Marie Sayers (Mutsun Ohlone)
Chairperson, Costanoan Indian Canyon Tribe
- Tony Cerda (Rumsen/Awaswas Ohlone)
Headman, Coastanoan Rumsen Carmel Tribe
- Corrina Gould (Chochenyo/Karkin Ohlone)
Co-founder, Indian People Organizing for Change
- Opening ceremony by Coastanoan Rumsen Carmel Tribe
- Delicious food and drink
- Save the Knoll Slideshow
- Ohlone songs
- Short film
- Informational tables
- Learn how you can help
- Free childcare
Recently, skeletal remains of a young Native American child were unearthed during initial site work at a housing development in Santa Cruz. KB Home is attempting to build homes, driveways and a road on top of “The Knoll”, a 6000 year old Ohlone village and burial site.
Ohlone elders have asked that the sacredness of this area be respected. People from all walks of life have come together as the Save the Knoll Coalition to demand that KB Home and the City of Santa Cruz halt development and permanently protect the Branciforte Creek Knoll.
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