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500 acres of California forestland returned to indigenous tribes – BBC

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.

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