Feinstein Calls on Commerce Secretary to Accelerate Designation of Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary

Washington—Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today called on Commerce Secretary Ross to accelerate the designation of the proposed Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary in an effort to combat rising carbon levels in the oceans.

“California’s waters are rising in acidity at twice the global average, threatening marine life and contributing to a growing number of costly fishery disasters,” Feinstein wrote to Secretary Ross. “In addition to creating 600 new jobs, designating the proposed ‘Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary’ would protect sacred sites of the Chumash people, major animal migratory routes, and kelp habitat.”

Full text of the letter follows:
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Roosevelt statue

A model of Paula Zima’s Theodore Roosevelt statue proposed for Mitchell Park in San Luis Obispo. COURTESY OF PIERRE RADEMAKER

The Northern Chumash Tribal Council is opposing the proposed Roosevelt statue, in Mitchell Park, in San Luis Obispo Continue reading

sewer plan

Hello Dear Supporters,

The Northern Chumash Tribal Council, Inc. is engaged with many project, protecting our environment, culture heritage and ancestral Sacred Places, please see article below, the Northern Chumash Tribal Council, Inc. is always in need of support from our great friends, thank you for all you do, together we will see the future for our Children. Continue reading

Honoring Lisamu

From now and into the future our most sacred Lisamu (Morro Rock) will be honored in a good way.

The Native American Heritage Commission agrees climbing of the Morro Rock should be prohibited in accordance with Northern Chumash and federal Law.  Continue reading