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Jeanine Pfeiffer

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Dr. Jeanine Pfeiffer in an ethnoecologist focusing on biocultural diversity: the intrinsic connections between nature and culture. Her essays and research articles have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, anthologized, and published in several dozen literary magazines and scientific journals. @JeaninePfeiffer and jeaninepfeiffer.com

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California Tribes Support Each Other and Seek Inclusion in State Wildfire Response

State agencies' lack of familiarity with Native lands has often led to interference with tribal evacuation efforts and unnecessary destruction of culturally sensitive habitat. To address the significant gaps between tribal needs and available assistance, even the smallest tribes do whatever it takes to care for their members and support other tribes.
Harry Williams, an elder of the Bishop Paiute Tribe, observes the Owens Valley | Still from 'Tending Nature'
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Tending Nature

Honoring A Water Warrior: How Harry Williams Fought for Paiute Water Rights in Owens Valley

Harry Williams recovered knowledge of his tribe’s traditional irrigation networks and water practices, strengthening the Paiute’s claims for water rights in Owens Valley. His activism on behalf of his people and their homelands left an impact on water management in the region.
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