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Gregg Castro

Salinan T'rowt'raahl
Director
California
Gregg Castro [t'rowt'raahl Salinan/rumsien Ohlone], has been involved in the preservation of his California Indigenous cultural heritage for over two decades. He represents his late Mother’s family’s interests in the protection of cultural heritage in their rumsien Ohlone homeland. On his late Father’s side, he was a founding member of the contemporary Salinan Nation Tribal Council (serving as Tribal Chair and Vice-chair for a term each) and their non-profit organization, now known as Salinan T’rowt’raahl. He is currently an advisor with the California Indian Storytelling Association (CISA). Gregg is a long time member of the Society for California Archaeology (SCA), a state organization of archaeologists, cultural resource professionals and others that work to document and preserve the history of California. He serves on SCA’s Native American Programs Committee (NAPC) as Co-Chair. Gregg is also the Central California native representative on the Archaeology Resources Committee (ARC) of the State Historical Resources Commission (SHRC). This committee is an advisory body to the SHRC, which works in conjunction with the State Office of Historic Preservation, on issues of cultural resources management. Gregg is a writer and activist within the California Native community, regarding cultural preservation and traditional practices.