Rovianne Leigh joined the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band, Amah Mutsun Land Trust, and Mid-Peninsula Regional Open Space District to present at the 2018 California Land and Water Conservation Conference this March. The presentation focused on the ground-breaking stewardship partnership between the Tribe and District. In December of 2017, the Tribe was granted permanent access to its ancestral, sacred lands on Mt. Umunhum in Santa Clara County, California. The easement will promote indigenous land and cultural stewardship through the application and sharing of traditional ecological knowledge related to traditional conservation and sustainable resource management practices. This collaborative, precedent-setting partnership between the Tribe and District can serve as a model for non-federally recognized California Indian Tribes that are fighting to protect and to reconnect with their sacred sites and ancestral lands. Click to read full press release.
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