The Ohlone Profiles Project Meeting

On June 29th, from 9:30 to 4:00, we attended the Ohlone Profiles Planning Meeting at the Great Hall meeting Room at Rob Hill Campground. The purpose of the meeting was for Ohlone to come bring their dreams and visions, to restore Ohlone life to San Fransisco.

The goals for the day were:1. To create a process in which everyone understands the work of returning the tribe to San Fransisco, and 2., to integrate everyone’s commitments into a cohesive, holistic plan.

The supporters at the meeting included;

  • The Costanoan Rumsen Carmel Tribe
  • Ohlone Profiles Project
  • Presidio Trust
  • American Legion at the War Memorial
  • Literacy for Environmental Justice
  • Arc Ecology
  • Worlds Art West
  • World Music Festival
  • Yerba Buena Summer Garden Festival
  • Christensen Fund
  • Peace Development Fund
  • SF Arts Commission
  • The San Fransisco Foundation

After the light breakfast, there was a opening prayer led by Chairman Tony Cerda, and then a welcome by the Presidio Trust.

An overview of the project was given, in which the short and long term vision was discussed, as well as the cycles and themes to be used.After lunch, there was the “stone soup,” the reflections on what each participant/organization was bringing to the table. A collaboration discussion was next, in which new insights were shared, events for next year planned out, and figuring out what is still needed.

The meeting closed with a round dance, a closing circle, and a closing prayer. In particular, the events for this year and next year were planned out, which will be posted in two following posts. The meeting was well attended and a lot of items on the agenda were discussed and figured out.

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