There is no greater endeavor than to work collectively as a community to strive for healing, land restoration, and a thriving economy. Native California Tribes have historically maintained sustainable economies and ways of living based off the outcomes of ecosystem stewardship and large-scale ecological land management. Our Tribal Nations have traditional knowledge and the ability to work together for the greater good of local communities, which is the saving grace we especially need today. Native and non-native communities in California affected by the impacts of climate change are in a position to protect our land, water, native plants and wildlife, and work together as a whole to expand our capacity to manage our ecosystems.
Together we aim to restore the communities’ relationship with the environment with shared knowledge from Tribes and local community members. The people of this land for generations have received prosperity, peace, health and love from their connection to this place and that will never change. Every single soul in California is part of this truth today, and we must recognize our ability to rise to the occasion and restore resilient ecosystems and thriving communities based on our collective efforts.
Wassa Honi Mep! (Keep your heart's intentions good!)
Mechoopda Tribal Member, Master TEK practitioner, and
Executive Director of California Open Lands