Sierra Club has reprinted the recent Real Clear Policy op-ed by Violet Sage Walker, traditional vice-chairwoman of the Northern Chumash Tribe, in their latest newsletter and it would be great if folks could lift it up!
In the op-ed Violet describes the opportunity for the Biden Administration to designate the Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary – what it would mean to her and her tribe as managers and protectors of these coastal waters for millennia, and how it would exemplify the principles laid out in the Biden Administration’s recently released Conserving and Restoring America the Beautiful report, which recommends supporting locally led and locally designed conservation efforts; honoring tribal sovereignty; and providing support for tribal nation priorities.
If you can, please help amplify using the social below:
- “I grew up at the beach, and my compass, and the compass of my people, is set by where the ocean is.” Northern Chumash vice chairwoman @bluevioletsage talking about her and her tribe’s connection to the ocean in NEW @SierraClub newsletter. #Protect30x30 https://www.sierraclub.org/sites/www.sierraclub.org/files/WOW-AUGUST-2021.pdf
- “My people have lived on our ancestral land & navigated its coastal waters for millennia as protectors & managers.” @bluevioletsage encouraging @POTUS to designate the Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary in NEW @SierraClub newsletter. #Protect30x30 https://www.sierraclub.org/sites/www.sierraclub.org/files/WOW-AUGUST-2021.pdf
- “The Biden administration’s designation of the Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary would protect ocean life & sacred cultural Chumash sites..and serve as a model of indigenous-led conservation to #Protect30x30.” - @bluevioletsage in NEW @SierraClub newsletter https://www.sierraclub.org/sites/www.sierraclub.org/files/WOW-AUGUST-2021.pdf