My tribe lived on Diablo Canyon land for millennia. Now we have a chance to reclaim it – Ireland

I was a child when the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant went online.

I never thought I’d see the day this ancestral land — the land the plant sits on — might be returned to my tribe, the Northern Chumash.

Yet mere months ago the tides turned in our favor with the planned decommissioning of the plant and the sale of 12,000 acres of one of the last stretches of undeveloped coastline on California’s Central Coast.