First-of-its-kind Tribal Summit on Sierra Nevada Forest Health an Inspiring Success

On September 19 – 20, 2023, The Sierra Fund helped convene the first ever Tribal Summit focused on Sierra Nevada Forest Health with co-hosts Todd’s Valley Miwok Maidu Cultural Foundation, University of California, Davis – Institute of the Environment, and Event Sponsor United Auburn Indian Community Preservation Department. The two-day summit, held at the beautiful Maidu Museum in Roseville, California, brought together Sierra Nevada tribes and knowledge-bearers to listen to speakers and engage in conversation around Indigenous-led forest management, protecting cultural ecologies, and the challenges and opportunities facing the people of the Sierra Nevada. We were honored to help coordinate this event with our tribal partners, which was attended by more than 45 tribal members living and working throughout the Sierra. The event fostered allyship and helped establish common goals for tribal practitioners working to return Indigenous hands to Indigenous lands.

Sponsored by
United Auburn Indian Community

Co Hosted by
The Sierra Fund
University of California, Davis – Institute of the Environment
Todd’s Valley Miwok Maidu Cultural Foundation