Native Land Trusts: Returning to a Land They Never Left

Across the United States, First Peoples are reclaiming their roles as expert stewards of land, water and resources through cooperative Native land trusts.

Valentin Lopez, Director of the Mutsun Land Trust, and Ken Holbrook, Maidu Summit Consortium Chairman, present two California-based initiatives, sharing honest examples of successes and challenges surrounding Indigenous land management and cultural perpetuation.

Featuring Beth Rose Middleton, Associate Professor of Native American Studies at UC Davis.

This presentation took place in the Indigeneity Forum at the 2015 National Bioneers Conference.
Indigeneity is a Native-led Program within Bioneers/Collective Heritage Institute that promotes indigenous knowledge and approaches to solve the earth’s most pressing environmental and social issues through respectful dialogue.

 

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