The Northern Chumash people live on the magical land that is called San Luis Obispo County. The Chumash are the First Peoples of this land and have thrived as a maritime culture along this coastline enjoying its magnificent beauty. The Chumash are still a vibrant community, practicing their heritage and culture today.
The Northern Chumash Tribal Council is looking at self sustainability through working within the community. NCTC has leased land to start Chumash Farms, our organic farm. Chumash Farms operates an all natural farm utilizing the most advanced agricultural process – greenhouse aeroponics – growing plants in air. These modern methods use less that 10% of the water and land used in typical farms.
The future of farming is here and we hope to establish a teaching farm to advance Eco-friendly, natural agriculture here and around the globe.
The Northern Chumash Tribal Council will be self-reliant through agriculture and businesses in our community and not from a casino. NCTC is not looking for Federal recognition, we are not waiting for anyone to give us anything. We understand that if we work together with common goals we will be able to achieve our vision.
The Northern Chumash Tribal Council is looking at self sustainability through working within the community. NCTC has leased land to start our organic farm. We will be self-reliant through agriculture and businesses in the community and not from a casino. NCTC is not looking for Federal recognition, we are not waiting for anyone to give us anything. We understand that if we work together with common goals we will be able to achieve our vision.
Picture of the Brotherhood of the Tomol and our families in Santa Barbara on the Solstice of 2007.
The Barbarenos Chumash Council of Santa Barbara has recently started making the crossing between Ventura and Santa Cruz Island 26 miles, back to our home. The crossing is done in our Tomol – a planked canoe 32 feet long. This vessel is tied together with native twine using no nail, ribs, or rivets. These journeys have brought our Chumash Community together in spirit and community. We are working together and we are healing ourselves and our community.
Water is in all things, water is ancient, its birth is in the stars. The Chumash understand that the water is in everything and is the force of life. Water is the communicator of life. Water is the most incredible essence in the Universe, respect it, protect it, and drink it.
The Northern Chumash Tribal Council is involved in consultation with County and Local Governments to improve the respect for our cultural resources and to improve the quality of archaeology performed during the evaluation given to our ancestors during the decision making process for land use issues in San Luis Obispo County. Continue reading “Welcome”
A team of archaeologists working during the Nacimiento Water Project unearthed a large collection of Chumash artifacts, ranging from bowl mortar and pestles, a milling stone slab, and a number of other stone tools, bone fragments and shells. More than 500 pieces were found and are estimated to be 5,000 – 10,000 years old. The property excavated is located on River Road in Paso Robles, and is owned by American Perspective Bank (APB). Continue reading “Artifacts Unearthed”
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