Corrina Gould at Emeryville shellmound

‘On my ancestors’ remains’: The fight for sacred lands

“As long as we are still Lisjan and we are breathing and we are on our land, that is the continuity. We have never stopped being Lisjan. Ceremonies may have stopped for a little while. The language may have gone to sleep. But that doesn’t mean that we’re not still Lisjan.”

Meet Corrina Gould, a woman fighting to preserve the sacred spaces of the Confederated Villages of Lisjan — Indigenous sites increasingly under threat from the concrete and construction in today’s densely populated San Francisco Bay Area.

Read the article online at Al Jazeera English.

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