NATIVE AMERCAN

Looking Back: Cattle

Aug 9, 2018
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Tom Cairns highlights some local Northwest history.

This segment focuses on initial livestock herding in the region and the impacts upon Native communities and the landscape.


Salmon People in an Era of Ecological Colonialism

Jul 5, 2018
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“When we call ourselves salmon people, that’s very literal in our purpose to take care of salmon. So that means the river and the forest, and all of these other things that create salmon habitat. So if the salmon aren’t here, I think that’s a very cosmological violence – like striping identity, striping purpose.”

Scott Greacen, Conservation Director for Friends of the Eel River is joined by Kaitlin Reed, Yurok Tribal member and PhD candidate in Native American Studies at UC Davis. Katilin is studying Native American land and water rights, traditional ecological knowledge, and environmental conflict. Her dissertation research explores the impacts of marijuana cultivation on Yurok Tribal lands with a focus on tribal sovereignty and environmental justice.

 "We can all contribute to something greater than ourselves. Ceremony is bigger than the individuals and has its own spirit." Lyn Risling is a painter, illustrator, educator and author of the new book Coyote At The Big Time, which takes young readers to a Native California Big Time, with Coyote as their guide. Lyn Risling’s beautiful illustrations depict the diversity of traditions that continue to thrive throughout the state.


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On this week's Food For Thought, Jennifer Bell continues the discussion about traditional Tribal foods with Yurok basketweaver Lena Hurd.

From baynuts and seaweed to the abundance in the rivers, Lena shares the harvest from Yurok Country.


Yurok Tribe

Food For Thought continues to highlight traditional Native foods. 

Yurok basketweaver Lena Hurd joins Jennifer Bell to talk about harvesting and preparing acorns for acorn mush. 


Wiyot Tribe

Tending the Wild...

Adam Canter, botanist with the Table Bluff Natural Resouces Department joins Jennifer Bell for another discussion about the cultivation of traditional Wiyot foods and on-going restoration efforts. 


Brittany Britton Explores Cross-Sections of Cultures

May 28, 2018

Hupa multi-media artist and College of the Redwoods Art History educator, Brittany Britton talks about how living in Hoopa influences her art and how she addresses cross-sections of  gender and cultural identity.