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California Native Plant Society General Meeting 

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Thursday January 9th, 2019

Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History

165 Forest Avenue, Pacific Grove

7.00 pm – Visiting and Book Purchases
7.30 pm – Meeting and Program begins All welcome — Entrance free

#RoamingOhlone sharing the TEK book by Melissa Nelson

Speaker : Kanyon Sayers-Roods

Indigenous Perspectives and Cultural Knowledge

A culture’s stories are its original instructions, a map to a world view and guide to going forward. While Western stories have typically held man to “hold dominion” over creation, Indigenous teachings emphasize reciprocal relationship with all beings. Indigenous practices of land stewardship created the verdant (and productive) landscape described as “untouched pristine” wilderness by early European explorers. Kanyon Sayers-Roods, Ohlone and Chumash educator, artist and storyteller from Indian Canyon will share botanical teachings from the Indigenous community, perspectives on sustainable harvesting, and discuss tensions between colonial and Indigenous practices, issues of access to traditional land use and land acknowledgement.

Kanyon Sayers-Roods is a Costanoan Ohlone-Mutsun California native. She is active in the Native Community as an artist, author, activist, student, and teacher. The daughter of Ann-Marie Sayers, she was raised in Indian Canyon, trust land of her family, one of the few spaces in Central California available for the Indigenous community for ceremony. Kanyon’s art has been featured at the De Young Museum, and she is a consultant on Indigenous California. She recently formed an LLC called Kanyon Konsulting with the mission of bridging the gap between Indigenous and contemporary value systems.


Post Author: Kanyon Coyote

Activist, artist, educator – an Indigenous Generalized Specialist

I am Mutsun -Ohlone - California Native two spirit Woman. I am a creative artist ever inspired by nature and the natural world, Catalyst of decolonizing conversations. Contemp/Traditional Artist, Native Representative, Consultant, Advocate of Truth in History, Multimedia Artist, "Coyote", T.E.K educator, and much more - Let’s Talk

⫸CEO of Kanyon Konsulting
⫸Tribal Chairwoman of Indian Canyon Nation
⫸Founder of Indian Canyon Two-Spirit Society
⫸President and Co-Chair of Costanoan Indian Research
⫸Cultural Representative and Native Monitor for Indian Canyon Mutsun Band of Costanoan Ohlone People -

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