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Full Circle! Was so nice to meet a cousin! Both of our gr... grandfather is Camillo Ynitia. Her gr... grandmother is Maxima Ynitia Willard! I finally got to meet a Willard face to face! It was very exciting. Maxima is my gr... grandmother's sister (they are pictured together below, and then a series of pictures of Maxima.) They were very close in life! And now the gr... grandchildren came together in their name. (yes, it was one of those "special" weekends!! Met a Willard and showing her the Homefront, of what our families called home for thousands of years!) I have been waiting for this. Maxima had 13 children. The Willards have been showing up and am so excited about it! For so long, we wondered, "what happened to Maxima's kids? Now it's all coming back around full circle, to celebrate the ancestors lives and who they were for living in the land of Marin County for many thousands of years! (also they are last full blood Coast Miwok of Southern Marin.)

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Unify 1d ·

“We were told that we would see America come and go. In a sense, America is dying, from within, because they forgot the instructions of how to live on earth. It's the Hopi belief, it's our belief, that if you are not spiritually connected to the earth, and understand the spiritual reality of how to live on earth, it's likely that you will not make it. Everything is spiritual, everything has a spirit, everything was brought here by the creator, the one creator. Some people call him God, some people call him Buddha, some people call him Allah, some people call him other names. We call him Tunkaschila... Grandfather. We are here on earth only a few winters, then we go to the spirit world. The spirit world is more real than most of us believe. The spirit world is everything. Over 95% of our body is water. In order to stay healthy, you've got to drink good water. ... Water is sacred, the air is sacred. Our DNA is made out of the same DNA as the tree, the tree breaths what we exhale, we need what the tree exhales. So we have a common destiny with the tree. We are all from the earth, and when the earth, the water, the atmosphere is corrupted, then it will create its own reaction. The mother is reacting. In the Hopi prophecy, they say the storms and floods will become greater. To me, it's not a negative thing to know that there will be great changes. It's not negative, it's evolution. When you look at it as evolution, it's time, nothing stays the same. You should learn how to plant something. That is the first connection. You should treat all things as spirit, realize that we are one family. It's never something like the end. It's like life, there is no end to life.” ~Floyd Red Crow Westerman Borrowed from All Natives United "We are all connected; we all belong."

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Robert Thomas wrote: This was Tamalpais (tamal : bay or coast, and pais : mountain)

Made it to the Top of Mt Tam yesterday! (thank you, Lauren) It truly is majestic. So many people ask so many questions about the Miwoks and Mount Tam. Here are a couple of very interesting articles.

It sounds like a love hate thing that the Miwoks had with the Mountain. They were fearful of the "bad and evil spirits" in the mountain of it yet they worshiped it!

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