The Multifarious Writings of I. Agnimitra

storyteller and dreamer of dreams

Back in July, I wrote a piece about the battle over development of the West Berkeley Shellmound. Although the developer’s application for a  260-unit complex was officially denied in September by the City of Berkeley, the site remains under threat of development. Curious to know any happenings between September and now, I searched a few …

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The following article was written in July 2018 and published in the Fall 2018 edition of News from Native California On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, hundreds of people gathered in support of the West Berkeley Shellmound and Historic Ohlone Village Site, which is in danger of being developed. A nearly 15-foot effigy of Dr. …

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Below are several reviews I wrote for News from Native California last year, condensed for roundup purposes: Through interviews and effective use of historical maps and artwork, the hour-long documentary demonstrates how obscure fifteenth century Vatican documents created a worldwide code of institutionalized domination that continues to haunt Indigenous people. Both approachable and academic, Doctrine‘s …

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