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Land Acknowledgment is Just the Beginning
June 14, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Throughout the country parks and other agencies have taken action to recognize the ancestral stewards of the places they occupy through land acknowledgements. North Coast Redwoods is leading the way, by installing dozens of signs across our district recognizing the Indigenous People who have called these places home since time immemorial. However, land acknowledgment is only the beginning of a process of healing, reconciliation, and collaboration. In an effort to foster meaningful and holistic partnerships with Indigenous Communities, North Coast Redwoods District has forged a joint powers agreement with the Yurok Tribe, removed barriers to ceremonial and cultural gatherings sites, and created professional recruitment pathways for Native people to interpret their culture in State Parks.
Join representatives from the Indigenous Community and State Parks and see how, from visitor center exhibits, interpretive signage, social media presentations, law enforcement, and natural and cultural resource management, NCRD has actively worked to build reciprocal and meaningful relationships with Indigenous partners across the North Coast.
The panel discussion via Facebook Live will include Skip Lowry (Interpreter I, Sue-meg), Greg Collins (NCRD Cultural Program Manager), Marne Atkins (Wiyot Tribe, Cultural Director), and Marnin Robbins (NCRD Interpretive Program Manager). The activity will start at 1:00pm and will run for about 20-30 minutes.