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Episode 2: Native Intelligence
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On the second episode of California Burning, Matt visits the Yurok Reservation in Northern California to visit Margo Robbins, President of the Cultural Fire Management Council and learn about how Native Californians maintained the forested lands in California for over 14,000 years with fire, to not only prevent future catastrophic wildfires, but to produce important cultural needs such as food and materials.


We’ll also hear from Professor of Pyrogeography Don Hankins, and Chairman of the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band of Santa Cruz, Valentin Lopez to talk about his people’s mandate from the Creator to take care of the land and everything that resides on it.

Click here for full audio of Valentin Lopez's speech from the Los Altos Fire Response Weekend

Click below for the transcript of this episode. 

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