This event is invite only.

Confirmed Speakers

Full program coming soon! Speakers updated daily.

Session One: Contemporary Guardians of Indigenous Lands for the Sierra Nevada

  • Facilitator: Brian Wallace, Board Member, The Sierra Fund
  • “Contemporary Guardians of Indigenous Lands: Sierra Nevada”, Hon. Roberta (Sisaawipam) Conner, Tama’stslikt Cultural Institute
  • “Eco Trust and Sierra Salmon Nation ”, Hon. Spencer Beebe, Founder EcoTrust US
  • Don Hankins, Professor of Geography and Planning at California State University
  • Material Featured in Session Created by: Hon. Lisa Watt, Manager, Eco Trust USA , Indigenous Leadership – “Indigenous Guardians and Leadership.” Not in Attendance.  

Session Two: Indigenous Directed Disaster Recovery and Resilience

  • Facilitator: Beth Rose Middleton Manning, Ph.D., U.C. Davis, Department of Native American Studies
  • “Cultural Fire & Alliance Building”, Dirk Charley, Tribal Liaison, Dunlap Band of Mono Indians
  • “Sierra Nevada Forest Health – Cultural Fire Management in Black Oak Forests”,  Jonathan Long, Researcher, US Forest Service, PSW Research Station
  • Ali Meders-Knight, Executive Director of California Open Lands
  • More to come

Session Three: Indigenous Experiences in Forest Health for the Sierra Nevada

  • Facilitator: Joan Clayburgh, Executive Director, The Sierra Fund
  • “Indigenous Cultural Burning & Federal/State Fire Management – Building Support and Allies”  Hon. Matthew Moore, Chair, UAIC THPO, Zach Emerson, Ecological Heritage Specialist, UAIC THPD
  • “Legal and policy issues for cultural burners: barriers and emerging solutions” Sara Clark, Partner, Shute, Mihaly & Weinberger
  • More to come