Meet at 8:30 AM at Festival Headquarters (Almanor Recreation Center)
Activity level 3
DESCRIPTION: This walking tour will visit sites in the vicinity of Lake Almanor where the Maidu people originally lived and hunted. Though the water has covered up many springs, creeks, and old hunting grounds, there are still points of interest to see along the way as we learn about the ancient history of another life style.
TRIP LEADER: TRINA CUNNINGHAM Trina Cunningham is a member of the Mountain Maidu, the Feather River Watershed's longest known residents, and grew up in Genesee Valley in Plumas County. As a Traditional Ecology Land Management Consultant and Contractor, Trina works to integrate traditional indigenous ecological knowledge into contemporary conservation. She works with tribal communities to retain their refined systems of knowledge through meaningful access to their ancestral homelands. She also has experience developing protocols for recognizing the difference between values and commodification of natural resources and humans beyond ethnocentric mindsets. Trina often gives guided tours to the public throughout Plumas County to teach people about the Maidu culture, history, and ecological perspectives with the goal to raise people's awareness about their relationship to the land and encourage responsible stewardship.