Over the last few months, our team has grown and our partnerships have expanded vastly! We are thrilled to deepen our relationships with one another, with our local Tribal communities, and with our non Native allies. To learn more about what we’ve been up to, continue reading….
Our First Redbud Media Team Outing!
Fort Bragg, CA
Our growing team had its first outing of the year in Fort Bragg, California, in the Noyo Pomo homelands. This trip was not only an opportunity for our team to spend time together and brainstorm future projects, it also gave us the opportunity to prepare for our upcoming trip to Konkow Valley! This will be our first ‘episode’ of filming our #LandBack video series…
#Landback Video Series - Konkow Valley Band of Maidu Indians, Konkow Valley, CA
The Redbud Media Team recently started filming our new #LandBack video series, as a part of our Going Beyond Land Acknowledgements program. This series encourages Native tribes and land owners to partner with one another to rematriate land back to its original stewards. We believe that rematriating land is essential for public health and addressing overwhelming land conservation needs across the nation.
Our first video highlights the work of Matthew Sequoyah Williford, Lead Cultural Resources Monitor and Vice-Chairman of the Konkow Valley Band of Maidu Indians. In recent months, Matthew has secured a small parcel of land in his tribe’s traditional territory! To learn more about this story, check out our Redbud blog!
Meet the Team: Tiffani Lopez
Tiffani Lopez a new addition to our Redbud Media Team! Tiffani is of mixed Indigenous and Mexican decent. She is a talented filmmaker, and traditional dancer from San Jose, California. Tiffani is working hard to film videos that strengthen Native sovereignty and empower positive relationships between Native and non Native communities.
“Filming the LandBack series with Redbud will forever change the way I see hope.” - Tiffani Lopez
Redbud is the recent recipient of philanthropic support from the William + Flora Hewlett Foundation! Funds from this grant will go towards the creation of a conservation-focused version of our Going Beyond Land Acknowledgements program, and to providing essential employee benefits to our hard working team. We want to express our gratitude and appreciation for their support.