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Yurok protect natural resources


October 12, 2022

Perhaps the audience in England was surprised to see a Mohegan woman in Europe to study Shakespeare and to write plays from an Indigenous perspective. ICT Senior Correspondent Patty Talahongva sat down with Madeline Sayet to talk about her journey and her play called, "Where We Belong."

For decades tribal citizens have had limited access to traditional lands for gathering food and medicine, and making cultural items like baskets. In September, the Yurok tribe signed an agreement with the state of California. Rosie Clayburn is the tribal heritage preservation officer.

There’s a new tenure track professor in science at Northern Arizona University. Seafha Ramos will be the school's first professor of Indigenous forestry and she says it is her dream job. Her research focuses on the intersection between wildlife, traditional ecological knowledge and Western science.


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