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California redwood forest returned to Native American tribes


January 26, 2022

Max Forster, Save the Redwoods League via AP

This undated photo provided by Save the Redwoods League shows some of the 523 acres of redwood forestland in Mendocino County, Calif., which was donated to the InterTribal Sinkyone Wilderness Council for lasting protection and ongoing stewardship. The conservation group is turning over a historic redwood grove on the Northern California coast to the descendants of the original Native American inhabitants. (Max Forster/Save the Redwoods League via AP)

LOS ANGELES - The descendants of Native American tribes on the Northern California coast are reclaiming a bit of their heritage that includes ancient redwoods that have stood since their ancestors walked the land.

Save the Redwoods League planned to announce Tuesday that it is transferring more than 500 acres (202 hectares) on the Lost Coast to the InterTribal Sinkyone Wilderness Council.

The group of 10 tribes that have inhabited the area for thousands of years will be responsible for protecting the land dubbed Tc'ih-Léh-Dûñ, or "Fish Run Place," in the Sinkyone language.


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