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Season 2 Episode 3: A Conversation with Alan Salazar – Thursday, November 19, 5:30-7:00 PM

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Alan is a traditional storyteller, Native educator, monitor/consultant, spiritual adviser, traditional paddler of Chumash canoes, a preschool teacher and a tribal Elder.

From Bakersfield to Bath, Alan has been an advocate for Indigenous people and a voice for land conservation. He’s been featured on the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County Voices of L.A. Nature series and has been a member of the California Indian Advisory Council for the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History and is currently on the Elder’s Council for the Fernandeno Tataviam Band of Mission Indians.

Alan will share traditional stories, talk about ongoing land and cultural conservation efforts, the role native plants played in Chumash and Tataviam cultures & much more!