Quiroste Valley -- Restoring Sacred Ground | NBC Bay Area
OpenRoad With Doug McConnell

OpenRoad With Doug McConnell

With Doug McConnell

Quiroste Valley -- Restoring Sacred Ground

Native Americans are restoring the ecology of an historic village on the San Mateo Coast.

Efforts to restore Native American lands on the San Francisco Peninsula (Published Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016)

We visit sacred ground along the San Mateo coast where people from an ancient culture are working with dedicated partners to restore treasured landscapes, recover cultural practices and pass them on to future generations. Elders and young people from the Amah Mutsun tribe are committed to caring for one of their most important traditional village sites on the coast, a community thousands of years old visited and described by Gaspar de Portola during his expedition of 1769 when he and his men became the first Europeans to see San Francisco Bay.  We’ll also meet the Amah Mutsun’s partners in the process, representing the University of California, California State Parks and the Sempervirens Fund. We’ll end our journey at a Girl Scout camp nearby where girls from throughout the Bay Area are told stories and taught age-old crafts by the Amah Mutsun people.

HELPFUL LINKS

http://www.parks.ca.gov/pages/21299/files/cultural%20wall%20chart.pdf

http://amahmutsun.org/land-trust

Sempervirens Fund Partners With Amah Mutsun Tribal Band 

http://www.icimedia.com/costanoan/

http://arboretum.ucsc.edu/education/relearning-program/

http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/opinion/20150530/valentin-lopez-amah-mutsun-tribal-band-owe-it-to-ancestors-to-protect-the-land

http://alumni.berkeley.edu/california-magazine/spring-2011-articles-faith/unearthing-california

http://www.annthiermann.com/annthiermann.html

Año Nuevo State Park and Quiroste Valley - http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=1133  
http://www.parks.ca.gov/pages/21299/files/cultural%20wall%20chart.pdf (PDF)

Girl Scouts Skylark Ranch - http://www.camprocks.org/skylark.html 

Amah Mutsun Relearning Program - http://arboretum.ucsc.edu/education/relearning-program/

FOR A FREE VIDEO ARCHIVE OF HUNDREDS OF DOUG'S JOURNEYS THROUGHOUT CALIFORNIA AND THE WEST, VISIT OPENROAD.TV

    processing...

    NEWSLETTERS