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Thursday, October 19 • 9:00am - 5:00pm
Reclaiming Indigenous Worldviews: Implementing the Rights of Nature in the Bay Area and Beyond

Reclaiming Indigenous Worldviews: Implementing the Rights of Nature in the Bay Area and Beyond

Join Indigenous culture bearers to explore ways that First Peoples’ worldviews can be adopted into law to protect natural systems for all peoples. Co-hosted by California Indian knowledge bearers, this one-day workshop offers a rare opportunity to learn about how Indigenous worldviews connect people to place. Engage in intimate discussion, cultural arts and hands-on activities. Hosts and special guests will share how Rights of Nature legal frameworks can be adopted in urban and rural ancestral territories, empowering participants with the know-how to organize for the “Rights of Nature” in their communities.

With Corrina Gould (Chochenyo/Karkin Ohlone);  Sage LaPena (Nompitom Wintu); Vincent Medina, (Muwekma Ohlone); Dean Hoaglin (Coast Miwok/Pomo/Wailaki/Yuki); Pennie Opal Plant (Yaqui/Choctaw/Cherokee); Edward Willie (Pomo/Wailaki/Wintu); Thomas Linzey and Mari Margil of Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund (CELDF); and featuring the Tribal Youth Ambassadors (Pomo) from the California Indian Museum and Cultural Center.

 Location: McNears Beach Park

 Price: $195 (includes lunch)

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Workshop Speakers
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Corrina Gould

Corrina Gould, from the Confederated Villages of Lisjan/Ohlone, born and raised in Oakland, CA (the territory of Huichin), is the co-founder of Indian People Organizing for Change. Her work includes preserving and protecting the ancient burial sites of her ancestors in the Bay Ar... Read More →
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Dean Hoaglin

Dean Hoaglin, Cultural Specialist, Graton Rancheria, a descendant of the Hukuiko band of Coast Miwoks of Marin County and the Big Valley Band of Pomos of Lake County on his maternal side, and Round Valley, Mendocino Wailakis and Yukis on his paternal side, was trained in traditio... Read More →
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Sage LaPena

Sage LaPena, a Certified Clinical Herbalist and teacher specializing in both traditional Native American and Western herbal traditions, has worked with local medicine people from her tribe, California’s Northern Wintu, and neighboring tribes (Maidu, Miwok, Pomo and Karuk) since c... Read More →
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Pennie Opal Plant

Pennie Opal Plant, of Yaqui/Mexican/Choctaw/Cherokee/European descent, an activist on behalf of Mother Earth and indigenous peoples’ rights for 30+ years, is: a co-founder of Idle No More SF Bay and Movement Rights; an organizer of the Refinery Corridor Healing Walks; and a signe... Read More →
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Edward Willie

Edward Willie, a true native of California (of Pomo, Wintu, Paiute, and Wailaki ancestry), is a native ecologist with 40 years’ experience teaching Traditional Ecological Knowledge, herbalism, permaculture, and ancient skills to people of all ages. Also an artist (drawing, painti... Read More →

Thursday October 19, 2017 9:00am - 5:00pm
McNears Beach Park 201 Cantera Way, San Rafael, CA 94901
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