November is Native American Heritage Month and we want to honor truth in history and awareness of contemporary issues facing the Native communities throughout the East Bay, and the world.
Indigenous peoples are closely connected to the land through distinct traditions, unique languages, and sophisticated knowledge systems. In the Bay Area, many individuals from the Ohlone, Bay Miwok, Delta Yokut, and many more groups, continue to live on this land practicing their culture and traditions to this day.
The East Bay Regional Park District strives to promote accurate and holistic depictions of Indigenous peoples in our public and school programs. These programs are not a substitute for Native voices, and we ask others to join us in learning about California Native peoples from California Native peoples.
We extend our immense gratitude to the many Native folks who have contributed – and continue to contribute – their perspectives, voices, and culture to our programs.
We understand supporting equity and inclusion for Indigenous people is ongoing, and hope you will join us in this work as a part of our growing and diverse community. Let's celebrate the Indigenous people who still reside on this land, and have been here since time immemorial.
Learn more about local Indigenous people and traditions.
Indigenous People Digital Learning Content – Learn about the ancestral ways of the Ohlone, Bay Miwok, and Delta Yokut people that for time immemorial have lived on and been stewards of these lands.
Native Peoples Brochure & Map – This brochure will take you on a journey through the historical past to present of the Native peoples of the places now known as Alameda and Contra Costa counties.
Ohlone Educational Curriculum – School curriculum about local tribal peoples past to present.
Dave Mason, Public Information Supervisor