American Indian Education Day

Gathering/Spisumu: Welcome / Haku to Cal Poly

Early_California_Polytechnic_SchoolSpisumu is the Obispeño Chumash invitation to ‘gather together’ and Haku is the Inseño Chumash word for welcome. In that spirit, you are invited to a day of learning at Cal Poly for American Indian students, elders and Families Continue reading


  Ingenious 19-year-old Develops Plan to Clean up Oceans in 5 Years

September 13, 2013 | Posted by:

TheOceanCleanupBlackWith millions of tons of garbage dumped into the oceans annually and repeat incidence of oil spills like the Deepwater Horizon Disaster, it’s the Ocean which has taken the brunt of unsustainable methods from man. In effect, it’s estimated almost 100,000 marine animals are killed due to debris entanglement and continually rising pollution.

To a degree, individual lessening of consumerism and utilizing sustainable methods to re-use and eliminate waste is very beneficial. However, reducing the already-toxic state of the Earth is the biggest concern of environmentalists and engineers, seeking to utilize the technological advances already available. To this avail, it was 19-year-young Boyan Slat that ingeniously created the Ocean Array Plan, a project that could remove 7,250,000 tons of plastic from the world’s oceans in just five years. Continue reading


“County Rock Santa Margarita”

Murry Wilson

Environmental Resource Specialist-County of San Luis Obispo Department of Planning and Building

Re:  Comments Las Pilitas Quarry Project

The Northern Chumash Tribal Council (NCTC) is a sovereign California Native American Tribal Government, located at 67 South Street, San Luis Obispo California. NCTC is dedicated to the preservation and protection of the Chumash Sacred Heritage in San Luis Obispo County. NCTC’s Cultural Resource team members are experts in Chumash Cultural Resources preservation and management.  NCTC is the living Chumash Nation today, we are here today, we have always been here and we are the experts on our culture and life ways, as it has been past down, since the beginning of time, from elder to child, true knowledge.

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People & Climate

Indigenous People and climate change

Climate Change is here…maybe we can dispute why but it is a fact. The REDD + initiative aimed at halting the destruction of forests has the potential to ruin or enhance the lives of millions of indigenous peoples around the world living in forests…what happens depends on whether indigenous peoples know what is going on. This animation is the first step towards educating these people on REDD+, UNDRIP, FPIC and climate change. This animation has been localised into Thai and Burmese, more languages to follow.
More about REDD+

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