Presidio Originals

The Muwekma Ohlone tribe pushes for a voice in Presidio planning -- and, perhaps, a piece of a national park

The May 5 meeting was historic nonetheless, Barker says, because it is the first time federal officials have held such a formal meeting with members of the tribe since the Presidio was declared a national park.

And that, the Muwekma Ohlone say, is precisely why they are so angry.
"We didn't migrate to California, we originated in the area. Our emotional, cultural ties are very strong, very high. We connect to our people, because they're still here," Cambra says. "There is a form of life energy between the past and the present, and they dismissed this.

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