New Episode, A Conversation with Nick Tipon about Traditional Ecological Knowledge, and more...

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During our last episode we spoke about fires, and the greater context of their presence in California. Nick Tipon has much more to say though beyond that subject about the past, present and future of Sonoma Mountain. In particular, we talked about TEK--Traditional Ecological Knowledge Nick Tipon was born, raised, and lives in Santa Rosa. He is a retired high school teacher and is a current Board member of the Historical Society of Santa Rosa, Fibershed, and is a member of the Point Blue Conservation Science STRAW faculty. Nick is an enrolled member and elder of the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria (Coast Miwok and Southern Pomo). He has served as Chairman of the Tribal Education Committee and the Tribe’s Sacred Sites Protection Committee. He also served as the Tribe’s National Parks and Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) Liaison and is a former Tribal archaeological site monitor. Nick lectures on a variety of topics related to changes to Native American cultural resources, archaeology, curation of artifacts, and the treatment of Native American cultural resources. He consulted and lectured at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History in Washington DC and the Field Museum of Chicago. Produced by Avery Hellman Mixing, Mastering & Editing by Ben Montoya Music by Ismay ​ Organization the is restoring our creek: Point Blue Conservation Science, STRAW


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