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Your Call: Native American traditions restoring California's ecosystem

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Rick Flores / Amah Mutson Tribal Band
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Native plant knowledge is shared with Tribal members and the public at the UCSC Arboretum

  

On the June 20th edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about how the Bay Area Native American tribe Amah Mutsun is using its traditional knowledge to solve today’s environmental problems.California Indians have used an array of sophisticated techniques such as burning, pruning, and weeding to direct animals’ and plants’ growth and reproduction. 

How are Native American traditions and knowledge helping to restore California ecosystem? Join the conversation on the next Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

Guests:

Mary Ellen Hannibal, environmental journalist and author of The Spine of the Continent    

Valentin Lopez, chairman of the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band of Costaanoan/Ohlone Indians

Web Resources:

Bay Nature: Rekindling the Old Ways

Metro Active: Amah Mutsun feature

Malihe Razazan is the senior producer of KALW's daily call-in program, Your Call.