Heyday Awards at 2021 Harvest Event

Corrina Gould (Lisjan Ohlone)

Corrina Gould
Lifetime Achievement Award

Heyday’s 2021 Lifetime Achievement Award will go to Corrina Gould (Lisjan Ohlone) for her lifelong commitment to preserving the culture and sacred sites of the Ohlone people. We recognize her activism and leadership among California Indians and beyond.

Corrina Gould (Lisjan Ohlone) is the tribal spokesperson for the Confederated Villages of Lisjan/Ohlone and Co-Founder/Co-Director of the Sogorea Te’ Land Trust. Born and raised in her ancestral homeland, the Ohlone territory of Huchiun, she is the mother of three and grandmother of four. Gould has worked on preserving and protecting the ancient burial sites of her ancestors throughout the Bay Area for decades. As a tribal leader, she has continued to fight for the protection of the Shellmounds, uphold her nation’s inherent right to sovereignty, and stand in solidarity with Indigenous relatives to protect sacred waters, mountains, and lands all over the world.

We Are the Land (UC Press, 2021)
Authors Damon B. Akins (top) and William J. Bauer Jr.

Damon B. Akins and William J. Bauer Jr.
Heyday History Award

For their book We Are the Land, Damon B. Akins and William J. Bauer Jr. will receive the 2021 Heyday History Award. Written with nuance and first-rate scholarship, We Are the Land is an indispensable contribution, and we are pleased to honor the authors’ achievement by conferring upon them this annual prize.

We Are the Land: A History of Native California (University of California Press, 2021) is the first and most comprehensive text of its kind, centering the long history of California around the lives and legacies of the Indigenous people who shaped it. Beginning with the ethnogenesis of California Indians, Akins and Bauer recount the centrality of the Native presence from before European colonization through statehood—paying particularly close attention to the persistence and activism of California Indians in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. 

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