Indigenous Peoples

Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland gazing at the Golden Gate Bridge
Stories
Secretary Haaland met with the Indians of All Tribes to mark the 52nd anniversary of the Occupation of Alcatraz Island, a key milestone in the history of the island, our country, and the broader Native American civil rights movement.
Ohlone Games, Game of Staves. First Person: Honoring Native and Indigenous Cultures.
Our Work
Experience Ohlone natural/cultural history, through stories, games and art. Participants learn how to make and play a traditional Ohlone game, which introduce them to some indigenous plants found in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, your local National Park. Nature Boost Fridays are part of Summer Stride , a partnership...
Park Ranger Lara Volski helps visitors.
Article
Park Ranger Lara Volski is relatively new to the National Park Service (NPS), but she’s already made a big impact for Marin Headlands visitors. Working at Point Bonita Lighthouse, the Nike Missile Site, and other locations, Ranger Lara talks about climate resilience and history in unique ways.
"If we build a society based on honoring the earth, we build a society which is sustainable, and has the capacity to support all life forms." - Winona LaDuke
Stories
November is Native American Heritage Month, a chance for us all to reflect on the contributions and wisdoms of the original stewards of these colonized lands.
Tipi on Alcatraz with Golden Gate Bridge in background
Events
Alcatraz Visitor Center
the San Francisco Public Library and the National Park Service at Alcatraz Island will host a dialogue between Asha Nordwall and Benayshe-Ba-Equay Titus.
Tipi on Alcatraz with Golden Gate Bridge in background
Events
Alcatraz Visitor Center
Join the National Park Service and the San Francisco Public Library will host a a one-hour panel followed by a 30-minute Q & A with our panelists.
Sun breaking through storm clouds
Our Work
Here at the Parks Conservancy, we believe in the power of nature, public lands and the history of resistance to inspire and educate. See our ongoing list of resources that we are finding useful as we examine racism and the outdoors.
Buffalo Soldiers
Article
In this moment and as we continue forward, it’s important to acknowledge the racist history on these lands so that we can learn from it and overcome it.
NPS arrowhead commemorating Alcatraz Occupation
Stories
In November 2019, hundreds of people from around the country came to Alcatraz to celebrate a momentous event in the Native American rights movement: The 50th anniversary of the 19-month Occupation of Alcatraz from 1969 to 1971. Here are photos of the series of events that took place on the...