Join Peninsula Open Space Trust (POST) for a talk with Valentin Lopez, Tribal Chair of the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band. Valentin will discuss the tribe's history, current projects, and the film "Umunhum," recently included in POST's production of the Wild & Scenic Film Festival. The film describes the literal and symbolic restoration of Mount Umunhum, the site of the tribe's creation story located in the South Bay.
Join Peninsula Open Space Trust (POST) and California State Parks for a three-part webinar series delivered by Mark Hylkema, California State Parks Archaeologist and Adjunct Professor of Anthropology at Foothill College. Mark will draw from over 40 years of experience studying the history of California native people, focusing on Indigenous cultures of the Peninsula and the South Bay.
Ethnobotany and Land Stewardship
California ecosystems have evolved with thoughtful active management by diverse human communities over thousands of years. This session will examine some of the interactions Indigenous Peoples of the Bay Area had with with our landscape. We will highlight specific plant and animal relationships, as well as stewardship practices using examples from our local landscape.