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The East Bay is our home; the home of my community, the Muwekma Ohlone Tribe. In spite of all the hardships and challenges our people have faced (and continue to face) during colonization, no generation of my family has been born away from of this ancient, beloved place that we descend from — stretching back into our Creation time. We still live and thrive here to this day.