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500 acres of California forestland returned to indigenous tribes

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A group of native tribes in California has regained ownership of more than 500 acres of redwood forestland they were forcibly removed from centuries ago.

Save the Redwoods League, a non-profit, said the property is now owned by the Sinkyone Council, which represents "the original stewards of this land".

Formerly known as Andersonia West, the forest in Mendocino County will return to its original name: Tc'ih-Léh-Dûñ. The name translates to "Fish Run Place" in the Sinkyone language.

"Renaming the property Tc'ih-Léh-Dûñ lets people know that it's a sacred place; it's a place for our Native people," said Crista Ray, a board member of the Sinkyone Council, in a statement on Tuesday.

"It lets them know that there was a language and that there was a people who lived there long before now."


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I hope a lot more than 500 acres is put into such stewardship going into the future.

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There's 640 acres in a one mile by one mile square.

The only reason this is newsworthy is the word Redwood.

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