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California Farmer Gifts 700 Acres Of Coastal Land Back To Native American Tribe

“For the first time in over a century, the Kashia Band of Pomo Indians will be able to enjoy the Pacific coast where they and their ancestors once hunted, fished, and roamed free.

150 years ago, the Pomo Native American tribe was forced to move inland and abandon the community’s coastal home in California. They left behind 668 acres of dense redwood forest, dramatic coastline, and the ability to roam and hunt freely for a small, water-poor reservation.

In 1925, the Richardson family purchased the expanse of land and was delighted in its coastal bluffs, waterfalls, and history. One member of the family, however, always knew the land didn’t really belong to them, therefore, donated it back to the Kashia Band of Pomo Indians last week.

As Good News Network reports, the Tribe may now expand its reservation to 18-times its previous size. And, for the first time in over a hundred years, the people will once again be able to enjoy the Pacific coast where they and their ancestors once hunted, fished, and lived free.

It took five years of fundraising by the Sonoma County government, The Trust for Public Land and private foundations and groups for the vision to become a reality. The effort was worth it, however, as the newly established Kashia Coastal Reserve restored ownership of the land to the tribe last week…”

Read More: http://www.trueactivist.com/california-farmer-gifts-700-acres-of-coastal-land-back-to-native-american-tribe/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+TrueActivist+%28True+Activist%29

Source: California Farmer Gifts 700 Acres Of Coastal Land Back To Native American Tribe



 

The point for me as a vegan is not whether the land will be used for hunting and the coastal water for fishing, my point is that the land was taken from the Native American tribe and now it has been returned.

Sharon Lee Davies-Tight

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