• Changing the Narrative

  • 14.Mar
  • Code Switching
  • by Almost all of us are familiar with the concept of “walking in the other person’s shoes.” When the topic is cross cultural, cross gender, or international communications, a specific term is used. “Code Switch” is to adopt and or incorporate the understandings, the language, behaviors, and identity of the other. We use the term […]

  • 14.Mar
  • Is Your Business Lost in the Translation?
  • by Communication is mostly thought of as speaking, though its Latin root, “communicare”, signifies sharing and relating with. Hence, as much as it is about “speaking”, being heard and understood, it is about listening and understanding. Government agencies, developers, and non-profit groups (NGOs) now interface with regards to matters of utmost importance. In a plurality […]

  • Messaging

  • 14.Mar
  • The Mule Mountains: California’s Origins, Forgotten by Most, Face the Bulldozer
  • by     BLYTHE, CALIFORNIA – La Cuna de Aztlán Sacred Sites Protection Circle, an American Indian cultural protection group, submitted comments recently on the Proposed Rio Mesa Gen-Tie project. And, what could have been a dry and technical public scoping meeting in late September was not, for two reasons. For one, the objections of […]

  • 14.Mar
  • Native Group Asks Federal Court to Halt Solar Millennium Blythe Construction
  • by (BLYTHE, Calif.) – La Cuna de Aztlan Sacred Sites Protection Circle, acting to protect Native American Religious Freedom, filed a renewed application for a temporary restraining order (Case 2:11-cv-04466-JAK -OP) yesterday in United States District Court, Central District of California. According to La Cuna attorney, Cory Briggs, in the “Request for TRO” (Temporary Restraining […]

  • Targeting

  • 14.Mar
  • Forbes
  • by Solar Millennium Files For Bankruptcy As Solar Shakeout Continues. Presaging a shakeout in the New Year for solar developers, German company Solar Millennium on Wednesday filed for insolvency, putting in doubt the future of its 2,250-megawatt pipeline of power plants in the United States. “The management board and the supervisory board deeply regret this […]

  • 14.Mar
  • USA Today
  • by Solar energy plans pit green vs. green. Plans to create huge solar energy plants in the deserts of California, Arizona, Nevada and elsewhere in the West are pitting one green point of view vs. another. Janine Blaeloch, executive director of the Western Lands Project, a non-profit group that examines the impacts of government land […]

  • 14.Mar
  • New York Times
  • by Solar Energy faces tests on Greenness. SAN FRANCISCO — Just weeks after regulators approved the last of nine multibillion-dollar solar thermal power plants to be built in the Southern California desert, a storm of lawsuits and the resurgence of an older solar technology are clouding the future of the nascent industry. The litigation, which […]

  • Documentary Film Making

  • 22.Apr
  • You Tube Clip Selects
  • by Award winning clips from youtube.com/robertlundahlfilms. The peoples’ choice, in order of number of views, 4/22/13. Robert Lundahl Film Making YouTube from Robert Lundahl on Vimeo. by

  • 14.Mar
  • The Village of Tse-Whit-Zen (Chi-wheet-sen)
  • by The Village of Tse-Whit-Zen from Robert Lundahl on Vimeo. When we discuss “changing the narrative,” we mean supplanting an existing reality with an alternate one. It is telling a story that needs to be heard, then explaining the ramifications of the ideas broadly, and targeting the application of the meaning to specific outcomes. In […]

  • 14.Mar
  • Song on the Water
  • by Beginning as a response to incidents of racism on the Olympic Peninsula of Washington State, Robert Lundahl’s award winning ethnographic documentary, “Song on the Water”, takes viewers along with 50 indigenous canoes, their crews, and communities on a modern-day voyage to a traditional potlatch. Filled with beautiful photography and inspiring Coast Salish and Nuu […]

  • Investigative Journalism

  • 13.Feb
  • Perjury Paradise
  • by “Perjury Paradise, an Indictment of Family Law in America” explores manipulation of the courts, and a tendency toward perversion of justice in family law, due to a reticence or inability to provide due process with regard to perjury. Presented By RL | A, Mothers Without Custody and other groups. IN PRODUCTION. FOR RELEASE 2015. […]

  • 14.Mar
  • Who Are My People?
  • by Who Are My People? Trailer “Who Are My People?” is a 1 x 60 (1 hour) television documentary film on the current and controversial topic of the build out of large scale renewable energy in the deserts of the West. The LA Times indicates, we are at a “Flashpoint” between competing value-systems. Bodies have […]

  • 14.Mar
  • Bad Soil
  • by Bad Soil details the causes and effects of the 2009 housing crisis. Directed and Produced by Robert Lundahl. Co-Written and Co-Edited by Robert Lundahl and Susan Utell. Elizabeth Garsonnen, Line Producer. “When did it become alright to sell a sub-standard home?” asks Democratic candidate for State House District 52 Dianna Maldonado. ” When did […]

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The Freshwater Bay Group is a public policy communications group committed to:

Respect for Persons
Concern for Welfare
Concern for Justice
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in a cross cultural, cross gender, and international context.

Freshwater Bay Group is a working group/project committee of Robert Lundahl & Associates. We are located in San Diego and San Francisco, California.

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Communication is mostly thought of as speaking, though its Latin root, "communicare", signifies sharing and relating with. Hence, as much as it is about "speaking", being heard and understood, it is about listening and understanding.

Government agencies, developers, and non-profit groups (NGOs) now interface with regards to matters of utmost importance. In a plurality of cultural and gender-based contexts, with regards to communicating with business partners and colleagues, and the press and public, the environment, sometimes Native American or minority cultures, and economic activity hang in the balance.

We make it our business to ensure your communication needs are met with success in a world of intersecting realities.

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