Indigenous Earth Relations Alliance Conference
Friday, April 25th 9am – 5pm
Caleen Sisk, Chief and Spiritual Leader of the Winnemum Wintu Tribe
The Indigenous Earth Relations Alliance is a collaboration between Chico State students, supportive faculty, local tribal members, and community volunteers who are working together to form and strengthen relationships between the university, tribal nations and the greater Chico community. It is a grassroots effort that is driven by both a desire and need to hear from indigenous communities on issues of land management and sustainability on the occupied lands of what is now known as Chico State University.
The Indigenous ERA conference will be an exploratory conference that will present information and expertise vital to regional sustainability and resiliency. Its primary themes will include:
• Concerns of local and regional tribal people regarding our relationships with the earth, water and other natural resources.
• How the campus community can most effectively work in solidarity with indigenous people(s) to address important contemporary issues of land management.
• Explore issues relevant to sustainability by emphasizing the importance of local and regional efforts to ameliorate the effects of social and environmental degradation, and the most effective applied ecological strategies for reconciliation and regeneration.
• Strive to provide equitable assistance to groups and individuals concerned with solving local land-management issues through education and collaborations.
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