Cory Drouillard walking along North Pacific Avenue as he heads into downtown Santa Cruz Tuesday. (Shmuel Thaler/Sentinel).
In the interview with the Santa Cruz Sentinel, Cory said that he’d feel good at the end of the day because he brought awareness to an important issue and helped give a voice to the tribe. “It’s kind of upsetting there’s not more support,” Drouillard said. “Why do we go to history class if we’re just going to forget about it? I can’t just throw up my hands and give up. I have a lot of weight on my shoulders and I don’t want to let anyone down.”
What is Cory Walking For?
Through 86 of California’s coastal cities, towns, and hamlets from Imperial Beach to Smith River, California a journey of 875 miles. Cory is determined to inspire people to use their computers and cell phones and Google INDIEGOGO–OHLONE VILLAGE and support his walk that will allow the Costanoan Rumsen Carmel Tribe of California regain their sacred ancestral land that was taken from them when the Spaniards arrived on the shores of California in 1769. One hundred and thirty years later the same land was sold to a San Francisco businessman for one dollar by the United States government. The Ohlone were never given the opportunity to buy the land that was stolen from them.
Please support the OHLONE VILLAGE WALK and CORY on his journey through California.