Making amends takes many forms. In California, a state with no indigenous colleges, tribes like the Miwok — who previously inhabited Yosemite Valley and San Francisco Bay — also have no reservation. With by far the largest indigenous population in the country, California could easily help its tribes to establish a first-rate Native American university on the existing San Francisco Presidio campus. As a renowned incubator of ideas, such an innovative addition to the Bay Area academic industry would further consolidate its already international reputation.
The library is dedicated to the memory of Secwepemc Chief George Manuel (1921-1989), to the nations of the Fourth World and to the elders and generations to come.access here