• September 22, 2022
  • 7:00 pm
  • Online (PDT)
Add to Calendar 09/22/2022 7:00 pm 09/22/2022 America/Los_Angeles On Native Sovereignty Join Gregg Castro, t'rowt'raahl Salinan/rumsien-ramaytush Ohlone, Cultural Director for the Association of Ramaytush Ohlone for an illuminating conversation exploring the complexities of native sovereignty. Online (PDT) false MM/DD/YYYY

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Native or tribal sovereignty refers to the right of American Indians and Alaska Natives to govern themselves. In some definitions native or tribal sovereignty is an inherent right, whether the tribe is federally recognized tribe or not. But what does native sovereignty mean to Indigenous peoples, non-Indigenous peoples, governments, organizations, and beyond? How is it culturally, politically, and socially enacted? With “Land Back” movements gaining momentum, what challenges arise when land return is not coupled with structural support or undermined by restrictions that actively defy native sovereignty? 
 
Join Gregg Castro, t'rowt'raahl Salinan/rumsien-ramaytush Ohlone, Cultural Director for the Association of Ramaytush Ohlone for an illuminating conversation exploring the complexities of native sovereignty from his perspective as a member and advocate for multiple California tribes. Gregg has worked preserving his Indigenous heritage for three decades as a writer-activist and by educating the broader world about the Ramaytush Ohlone—the Indigenous people of the land now called San Francisco. 
 
For Gregg, and many American Indians, the idea of native sovereignty is complex and cannot be distilled to a single phrase or statement. Gregg sheds light on native sovereignty as well as on allyship and how those who are not American Indian or Alaskan Native, can be supportive of native sovereignty in the places they live and work.

Gregg Castro headshot made into a circle. Gregg has silver, grey hair, pulled back.
Gregg Castro [t'rowt'raahl Salinan/rumsien-ramaytush Ohlone], has worked to preserve his Ohlone and Salinan heritage for over three decades. Gregg is the Society for California Archaeology’s Native American Programs Committee Chairperson. Gregg is a Facilitator for the annual California Indian Conference, a 30+ year annual gathering about California Indigenous culture. He is a Founder/Advisor to the California Indian History Curriculum Coalition, based at CSU-Sacramento, promoting accurate school curriculum. He is Culture Director the Association of Ramaytush Ohlone, advising within their San Francisco Peninsula homelands. Gregg is a writer-activist within the California Indigenous community.  

About the Association of Ramaytush Ohlone (ARO)

The Association of Ramaytush Ohlone (ARO) represents the interests of the original peoples of the San Francisco Peninsula. The purposes of the ARO align with our ancestral responsibilities to care for the earth and to care for the people who reside in our ancestral homeland. The ARO partners with other organizations and agencies to pursue its objectives:

  • the rematriation of our ancestral homeland
  • the cultural revitalization of our culture and language
  • research, consultation, and education to ensure accuracy in public culture and history
  • ecological resoration
  • community service

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