Indigenous Food Sovereignty: Feeding Our Body and Spirit

Saturday, May 13, 2023
10:00am – 1:30pm

$35 per person ($30 for Friends of Pepperwood)
Ages 12 and up welcome
Meet at the Dwight Center

Pepperwood sits within the homeland of the Wappo people, and generations of Wappo have stewarded this land and in turn been nourished by it for millennia. However, due to the impacts of colonialism in recent centuries, traditional food-ways and access to practicing them on the landscape was greatly minimized. During this event you will hear from Clint McKay, Pepperwood’s Indigenous Education Coordinator, as he shares about the cultural importance of indigenous food sovereignty and how it is being fostered at Pepperwood for future generations. Learn about some of the local indigenous foods that can thrive in this ecosystem, and the opportunities that lie ahead for supporting not only the health of these plant communities, but also the health and well-being of local Indigenous Peoples. 

This event begins with a lecture presentation in the classroom, and then includes a slow-paced hike of moderate difficulty, covering 1-2 miles over varied and uneven terrain. Please bring your lunch. It will go on in light rain, though heavy storms will cancel. 

COVID Protocols: All events will follow current regional health safety guidelines. Please practice good health hygiene, and physical distancing when possible. If you do not feel well, please do not attend.

About the Instructor – Clint McKay:
Clint is the descendant of several important local culture bearers that include the late Laura Fish Somersal and the late Mabel McKay. He is a Native speaker of the Wappo language and he also speaks some Pomo and is himself a culture bearer with extensive Native historical knowledge, not only of Pepperwood but also of the entire region. McKay is a capable naturalist with a deep understanding of plant communities and traditional Wappo methods of nurturing them. He is a gifted basket weaver and has served as Chair of the California Indian Basket Weavers Association for two terms. McKay is also a traditional Wappo spiritual leader and he is the headman of a traditional dance group. McKay has a Master’s Degree in Indigenous Education.

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For all questions about this event, please contact Holland Gistelli, Education Program Coordinator, at hgistelli@pepperwoodpreserve.org or (707) 591-9310 x 124.

Early bird registration for Friends of Pepperwood begins at 9am on Monday, December 5, 2022. Enter the code you received as a current Friend of Pepperwood to access early registration and to receive your discount. If you’re not sure about your Friends of Pepperwood status or don’t know the code, contact Sloane Shinn, Donor Relations, at sshinn@pepperwoodpreserve.org or (707) 591-9310 x 133. Click here to become a Friend of Pepperwood today!

Registration for the general public begins at 9am on Monday, December 12, 2022.

2023-05-13 10:00 2023-05-13 13:30 America/Los_Angeles Indigenous Food Sovereignty: Feeding Our Body and Spirit

Saturday, May 13, 2023 10:00am – 1:30pm $35 per person ($30 for Friends of Pepperwood) Ages 12 and up welcome Meet at the Dwight Center Pepperwood sits within the homeland of the Wappo people, and generations of Wappo have stewarded this land and in turn been nourished by it for millennia. However, due to the […]

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