The Last Word


Top Five Ways You Know You’ve Done the Shellmound Peace Walk

  1. You can now say, “Are we there yet?” in eleven different tribal dialects.
  2. You understand why “Milpitas” in Spanish means “Little Corn Fields.”
  3. You call on Dr. Scholl as your spiritual ally.
  4. Your new Indian name is “Tenderfoot.”
  5. You actually lose 15 pounds during Thanksgiving week.

That’s it. I’m all done until next year. Check out the IPOC web site for more information and to donate funds to support the work they do to repatriate the remains of their ancestors, and preserve burial sites in places like Vallejo and Emeryville.

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