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SCA 2019 – Annual Meeting

March 7 – March 10, 2019 – Sacramento 
The Sacramento area is the tribal land of Nisenan people of the central valley, the Foothills and Southern Maidu people to the north, the Valley Miwok and Me-Wuk people to the east, and the Patwin, Wintun, and Wintu people to the south and west. 

Kanyon Sayers-Roods and Angela Younie facilitated a forum at the SCA19 {Forum 1: Bringing Native Americans and Archaeologists Together: A Forum for Discussing the Benefits of Collaboration and Reciprocity}. Where wonderful conversations occurred.

A huge thank you to~

  • Desiree Renee Martinez – Gabrielino (Tongva) Tribal Archaeologist
  • Allison Stevenot, Northern Sierra Mewuk Apprentice basketweaver, traditional acorn practitioner*, and archaeological technician in my ancestral homeland within what is now Calaveras and Tuolumne counties. – I’d like to amend my introduction from the forum since it was recorded, I meant to say my grandmother is Dorothy Stanley not Stevenot. Also, my views and statements reflect my own perspective and not those of any tribal affiliation or agency. – *acorn practitioner: This term means that I am a teacher and keeper of my family’s traditional Mewuk method of processing black oak acorn into acorn mush. This method is very similar if not the same as many California peoples.
  • Sarah Allred – California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) Native American Cultural Studies Branch Chief ´works with the District Native American Coordinators to provide policy and guidance for the active involvement of tribal governments in the cultural resources investigation process
  • Jennifer Darcangelo – Tribal and Cultural Resources Land Consultant, Pacific Gas & Electric Company ´PG&E’s lead cultural resource liaison with Native American Tribes, with the goal of improving awareness of and compliance with cultural resource regulatory requirements and commitments to Tribes. Check out her Pdf of Resources
  • Gregg Castro, t’rowt’raahl Salinan/rumsien Ohlone ´SCA Native American Programs Committee – Chair, California Indian Storytelling Association – Advisor, California Indian History Curriculum Coalition – Advisor, Member of Salinan T’rowt’raahladvocacy group
  • Jeffrey Rosenthal, Principal, Far Western Anthropological Research Group, Inc.
  • Angela M. Younie, PhD, RPA -Principal Investigator, Far Western Anthropological Research Group, Inc.

Capitol Salon A: 1:00-4:00
Organizer: Kanyon Sayers-Roods
Although archaeological researchers and Native American communities have much to gain from each other, miscommunication and mutual mistrust have often prevented us from reaching common goals. Important points of discussion for collaboration include communication, stewardship, reciprocity, representation, and access to knowledge and resources. This round table will bring together tribal representatives, archaeological researchers and government agency representatives to discuss three main topics: (1) mutual benefits of collaboration in archaeological research; (2) collaboration between Native American communities and regulatory agencies; (3) stewardship and research of environmental change. Inclusion is a key theme of the forum, and audience participation is welcomed. , and audience participation is welcomed.

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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

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