Jul. 30, 2014 Silicon Valley Metro

On July 30, 2014 the Silicon Valley Metro’s Jennifer Wadsworth wrote “Native Son” about Native American tribes surviving in California. The Amah Mutsun tribal band of Ohlone/Costanoan’s ¬†traditional territory was on the central coast. There are are only a few hundred members and they are fighting for recognition by the government.

Wadsworth wrote “They could raise the profile of a tribe that had dropped off the map and out of history. Until then, the tribe never spoke publicly about themselves, a silence left over from a time when their identity could get them killed.”

Psychologist Dr. Donna Schindler said “They call it a soul wound, and it affects all native people who have been colonized.””It causes this traumatic wound, just like someone who’s gone to war. Left alone, it never heals.”

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