Tribes Observe Effects on Culturally-significant Plants due to Climate Change

California Department of Water Resources interviewed the Chair of our Native Advisory Council, Clint McKay, about the effects of climate change on culturally-significant plants in the region. Read the full article here.

“Mr. McKay expressed, as a native person, teaching younger generations to keep cultural values and cultural identity has a deeper meaning. It is important the plants used in basket weaving are prevalent and healthy in the environment to keep that cultural continuity going.” — from the article. Pictured: Basketweavers Gathering at Pepperwood 2018, courtesy of Brenda Flyswithhawks


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