Friday, November 27, 2015

Native People Protest Black Friday

In Emeryville, dozens of protestors gathered on the corner of Shellmound Avenue and Ohlone Way to memorialize the loss of Native American sacred spaces. The Bay Street Emeryville mall is built on an ancient Ohlone burial ground. For the last sixteen years, since the mall's establishment, it has become an annual tradition of native peoples to gather on the day after Thanksgiving. They hope to raise awareness of not only the loss of native peoples' land, but the loss of Native American visibility and culture within the Bay Area.