Healing and Restoration of Impacted Indigenous Watershed and Sacred Sites

Join us for this environmental justice forum on January 27, 2019!

The Bear River, a tributary of the Feather River, northern California. This photo is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike 2.0 Generic.

The Bear River, a tributary of the Feather River, northern California. This photo is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike 2.0 Generic.

Nisenan Rancheria and Sierra Streams Institute: A Story of Hope, Land and Healing

Join Joanne Hild, Executive Director of Sierra Streams Institute, and Shelly Covert, Executive Director of the California Heritage: Indigenous Research Project will present a forum sponsored by Social Justice, Adult RE, and Green Sanctuary on January 27, 2019.  Sierra Streams Institute is a scientific community dedicated to environmental conservation and land and water stewardship.  Learn how the 'Friends of Deer Creek' became Sierra Streams Institute through their partnership with the Nevada City Rancheria Nisenan Tribe in restoring the Nisenan's sacred watershed from damage created by the Gold Rush.  Shelly Covert will relate the history of the Rancheria, and recent advances in land restoration and recovery of the Nisenan language. Joanne Hild will trace the study and restoration of Deer Creek and how that expanded to include a wider area of the Sierra foothills by adding more dedicated scientists and training families as citizen scientists.  The efforts of Sierra Streams incorporates the needs of the local and broader community into research projects that include human and ecologic health related issues. Opportunities for congregational support for the Nisenan Rancheria and Sierra Streams will be explored. Suggested donation $10; snacks will be provided.

Green Team Leader for this project: Janie Evans

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