Classes & Lectures

Local Amah Mutsun Tribal Relearning Program

Live Oak Grange
Thu Jan 17 7pm Ages: 18+
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About Local Amah Mutsun Tribal Relearning Program

A slide show presentation by UCSC Arboretum Director of Horticulture Rick Flores will reveal how the Amah Mutsun tribe, a band of the Ohlone, managed local ecosystems and plants for thousands of years before Europeans arrived. Their practices sustained the biological community in the Monterey Bay area north to Ano Nuevo and including Mt. Umunhum. These indigenous skills of tending the land are known as traditional ecological knowledge.
Today, the descendants of the Amah Mutsun survivors of the Santa Cruz and San Juan Bautista missions are working to relearn the wisdom of their ancestors in order to restore and steward their traditional tribal territory. It is being cultivated through innovative projects with environmental groups, conservation organizations, educational institutions and various agencies at locations like Pinnacles, Pie Ranch and Castle Rock State Park.
This talk is presented by the Santa Cruz Group of the Sierra Club and will take place at 7:00 on Thursday, January 17th at the Live Oak Grange Hall at 1900 17th Ave. in Santa Cruz. It is free though donations are appreciated and everyone is welcome.
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