Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

December 17, 2021

Ohlone Corrina Gould Lifetime Achievement Award: Watch Film


Ohlone Corrina Gould, with film footage of the Shellmound Walks. Watch this new short film now on YouTube now, 12 minutes.

Sacred Land Film Project
Heyday Books gave Lisjan Ohlone leader Corrina Gould their 2021 Lifetime Achievement Award in October. We created this video for the Heyday Harvest online event to portray Corrina’s lifelong commitment to preserving and protecting the culture and sacred sites of the Ohlone people, and in recognition of her activism and leadership among California Indians and beyond. Corrina Gould is the tribal spokesperson for the Confederated Villages of Lisjan/Ohlone and Co-Founder/Co-Director of the Sogorea Te’ Land Trust,

Born and raised in her ancestral homeland, the Ohlone territory of Huchiun, she is the mother of three and grandmother of four. Gould has worked on protecting the ancient burial sites of her ancestors throughout the Bay Area for decades. As a tribal leader, she has continued to defend the shellmounds, uphold her nation’s inherent right to sovereignty, and stand in solidarity with Indigenous relatives to protect sacred waters, mountains and lands all over the world. She is leading the effort to protect the West Berkeley Shellmound, more information at

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