Oakland’s first American Indian community center turns 54
on September 22, 2009
The Intertribal Friendship House developed out of necessity when American Indians were relocated to the Bay Area in the 1950s. Over time, the center has emerged into a nationally historic space for social services, organizing and building relationships, and continues to be considered the “heart” of the Bay Area American Indian community.
The following Oakland North Interactive features two elders and other members of Oakland’s American Indian community speaking about their experiences in the city.
[This interactive report is no longer available.]
Shellmound in Emeryville
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