Category: Indigenous Partnerships

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Using Her Leadership Skills to Help Her Tribe: Isabella ‘Amne Gomez

Isabella ‘Amne Gomez is a Muwekma Ohlone Youth Ambassador and a first-year undergraduate student at Santa Clara University. Because of her youth leadership work, she was accepted into the Green Foothills Leadership Program during her last semester of high school. She plans to use the skills, knowledge, and connections gained in the Leadership Program to...

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Protecting Juristac’s Wildlife and Sacred Landscape

The landscape of Juristac has been sacred to the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band for thousands of years, and provides critical habitat and movement corridors for multiple threatened and endangered wildlife species. Now, an open-pit sand mine is threatening this sacred Indigenous site and wildlife habitat. But an incredible groundswell of public support for protecting this...

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National Native American Heritage Month

Green Foothills supports the fight for Native rights. One of the pillars of our recently published centennial vision is for open space to be wisely managed and stewarded, and this will only be achieved in community with our partners in a large, inclusive movement. The leadership of land stewardship by local Indigenous tribes and peoples...

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Over 100 Elected Officials and Organizations Oppose Quarry at Juristac

The Amah Mutsun Tribal Band and Green Foothills have released a Statement of Opposition to Sargent Ranch Quarry – the destructive, open-pit sand and gravel mine proposed on the sacred landscape of Juristac. The Statement of Opposition is signed by a broad coalition of more than 100 elected officials and environmental, social justice and faith-based...

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Please Tell the County Planning Commission to Protect Juristac

Tell the County Planning Commission to Protect Juristac On Thursday, August 25 at 1:30 p.m., the Santa Clara County Planning Commission will hear comments from the public on the Sargent Ranch Quarry project, an open-pit sand and gravel mine that would destroy the landscape of Juristac – a critical wildlife linkage and the most sacred...

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1% of Nature’s Inspiration Proceeds to Support Indigenous Dance Group, Calpulli Tonalehqueh

For years, Green Foothills has shared proceeds from our Nature’s Inspiration fundraiser with local community-based organizations. This practice is grounded in our value of camaraderie and supports our important community partnerships. With our inspirational artist honorees – Linda Gass and Jane Kim – we wanted to select a grantee from the arts community. We are...

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“Strategies for Tribal Allyship and Coalitions”: Highlighting the Protect Juristac Coalition

On Thursday, May 26, the Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits hosted a webinar to explore how nonprofits and agencies can better act in solidarity with tribes, make land acknowledgements, create a shared leadership model, and keep up momentum over time. Called “Strategies for Tribal Allyship and Coalitions: Highlighting the Protect Juristac Coalition”, the webinar’s purpose...


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