Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians

Good Native Governance Breakout 1: Cultural and Natural Resources Protection

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UCLA School of Law
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UCLA School of Law "Good Native Governance" conference presenters, panelists and participants Reginald Pagaling, Marcos Guerrero, and Marshall McKay discuss their experience with cultural preservation and cooperation with the local and state governements. Reginald addresses the areas of concerns for the California Native American Heritage Commission. Mr. Guerrero represents Jason Camp, the Tribal Historic Preservation Officer for the United Auburn Indian Community of the Auburn Rancheria. His presentation focuses on the role of Tribal Historic Preservation Officers (THPO) in California. Chairman McKay discusses the Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation experience in preserving a sacred site.

This video resource is featured on the Indigenous Governance Database with the permission of the UCLA American Indian Studies Center.

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Pagaling, Reginald. "Cultural and Natural Resources Protection." Good Native Governance: Innovative Research in Law, Education, and Economic Development Conference. University of California Los Angeles School of Law, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, March 7, 2014. Presentation.

Guerrero, Marcos. "Cultural and Natural Resources Protection." Good Native Governance: Innovative Research in Law, Education, and Economic Development Conference. University of California Los Angeles School of Law, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, March 7, 2014. Presentation.

McKay, Marshall. "Cultural and Natural Resources Protection." Good Native Governance: Innovative Research in Law, Education, and Economic Development Conference. University of California Los Angeles School of Law, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, March 7, 2014. Presentation.

The wisdom of our tribal elders

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A centerpiece of our Chumash culture is that tribal elders should be admired and honored for the knowledge and experiences they've gathered over their lifetimes. Our elders, and the ones before them, have endured so much for us to stay together as a tribe.

For example, our reservation in the valley did not have running water until 1969. Some of our ancestors were sent away to boarding schools where teachers tried to stamp out our language and traditions...

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Zavalla, Nakia. "The wisdom of our tribal elders." Santa Ynez Valley News. January 16, 2014. Opinion. (http://syvnews.com/news/opinion/commentary/chumash/the-wisdom-of-our-tri..., accessed January 17, 2014)

8 Tribes That Are Way Ahead of the Climate-Adaptation Curve

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Much has been made of the need to develop climate-change-adaptation plans, especially in light of increasingly alarming findings about how swiftly the environment that sustains life as we know it is deteriorating, and how the changes compound one another to quicken the pace overall. Studies, and numerous climate models, and the re-analysis of said studies and climate models, all point to humankind as the main driver of these changes. In all these dire pronouncements and warnings there is one bright spot: It may not be too late to turn the tide and pull Mother Earth back from the brink...