Fire on the Land and in our Lives 2021

Indigenous Perspectives of Northern California

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Presentation 1: Heritage, Perspectives, and Practices of the North Fork Mono Tribe

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 10TH 2-3:30pm

Tribal Chairman of the North Fork Mono Tribe, Ron Goode, will speak about his heritage, and the importance of his tribe’s cultural burning practices as part of land management. 

Tribal Chairman of the North Fork Mono Tribe Zoom Recording

Presentation 2: Increasing Wildfires, Increasing Mental Health Challenges

MONDAY, MARCH 15TH 1-2:30pm

Staff Chief Mike Ming (descended of Cherokee and Comanche tribes) and Battalion Chief Warren Parish (Hoopa -enrolled, Pomo, Yurok) of the Behavioral Health and Wellness Program for Cal Fire will speak about their experiences as firefighters, and their current work supporting the mental health and well-being of Cal Fire firefighters. 

Increasing Wildfires, Increasing Mental Health Challenges Zoom Recording

Presentation 3: Between Two Fires at Stewarts Point Rancheria

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 17TH 1-2:30pm

Members of the Kashia Band of Pomo Indians share their experiences of Fire Season 2020 at Stewarts Point Rancheria. 

Presentation 4: Yurok and Karuk Tribes Return Good Fire to the Land

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 17TH 2:30-4pm

Rick O'Rourke (Yurok) and Elizabeth Azzuz (Yurok, Karuk) serve on the Cultural Fire Management Council, a collaboration between the Yurok and Karuk tribes. They will speak about reclaiming their right to use fire as a land management tool. 

Yurok and Karuk Tribes Return Good Fire to the Land Zoom Recording