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Alliance Team supports Indigenous Peoples’ Day Celebration at Safari Park

The Climate Science Alliance team was honored to participate in the 2nd Annual Indigenous Peoples’ Day Celebration hosted by the San Pasqual Band of Mission Indians at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park on October 10th. Events included storytelling, Bird Singing, and traditional art and hands-on activities led by Tribal representatives for hundreds of park visitors.



Hosted by the San Pasqual Band of Mission Indians on their ancestral homelands, the Indigenous Peoples’ Day Celebration at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park was an opportunity for hundreds of people from Indigenous communities across the region to come together to celebrate and participate in activities such as basket weaving, storytelling, dancing, singing, artisan markets, and traditional food demonstrations.


A variety of educational booths were also present at the event as part of the Environmental Wellness Ambassadors portion of the schedule. Representatives from Tribal Nations across San Diego and Riverside County led a variety of amazing educational activities and resources including basket weaving, necklace crafting, and oak stewardship. The Climate Science Alliance team was excited to be invited to participate and share Climate Kids information on pollinators, their important role in our ecosystem and food system, and how climate change impacts them. We shared pollinator and decomposer insect specimens for youth and families to observe, pollinator coloring sheets from our Colors of Conservation coloring book, educational posters, and wing costumes to learn more about the role of pollinators.


Many thanks to the The San Pasqual Environmental Wellness Ambassadors Youth Group for organizing the event and to the San Pasqual Band of Mission Indians, upon whose ancestral homelands the park is located.


 

On Indigenous Peoples’ Day and every day, the Climate Science Alliance acknowledges the Indigenous peoples whose traditional territory we work. We honor the continued presence and resilience of Indigenous communities and nations today, and thank those we work with for your friendship and your good will in our efforts to collaborate.




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