Our priority is to identify what cultural resources, including Traditional Cultural Properties, within the Area of Potential Effect, which should we treat, and how do we best protect them? What are the status and trends of cultural resources and what are the agents of deterioration? Continue reading “Cultural Monitoring”
Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary
The proposed Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary is dedicated to the nurturing of relationships to Nature and the Ocean in the deepest ways possible. The Chumash understanding and culture-based respect for Nature comes from their long and profound relationships with coastal marine ecosystems. Continue reading “Chumash Sanctuary”
Native Herbs and Honey Company Founder, Violet Sage Walker, is an indigenous Californian, a Northern Chumash descendant of Avila Beach and San Luis Obispo County. Violet is vice chairwoman of the Northern Chumash Tribal Council and elected delegate for CA state party ADEM Progressive Democrat for the 35th district, and a local community leader, born and living in Avila Beach, CA. Violet grew up riding horses in the mountains of her traditional homeland this is where her understanding of the culture and herbs began. She grew up hearing about the apple orchards, herbal medicines, bees and traditions of her ancestors- Consuelo Violet’s grandmother tended a 160 acre farm in See canyon. Violet is a descendant of Jesus Antonio.
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