Language of the Land: Traditional Use of Fire With Margo Robbins of the Yurok Tribe

Thu, March 25, 2021, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join Sonoma Land Trust for a Language of the Land presentation featuring Margo Robbins, co-founder and executive director of the Cultural Fire Management Council (CFMC). Margo is one of the key planners and organizers of the Cultural Burn Training Exchange (TREX) which takes place on the Yurok Reservation twice a year. A co-lead and advisor for the Indigenous People’s Burn Network, Margo will speak about the Native American traditional use of fire and its benefits as well as contemporary adaptions of these practices in a changed landscape. Margo Robbins comes from the traditional Yurok village of Morek and is an enrolled member of the Yurok Tribe. She gathers and prepares traditional food and medicine, and is a basket weaver and regalia maker. Margo is the Indian Education Director for the Klamath-Trinity Joint Unified School district, a mom and a grandma.

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