Winter is the time for stories and remembering. With the break in the projects throughout Payahuunadü because of the weather, it also gives me the time to think about what I could do better. Am I thinking for the land? Am I thinking for the ancestors? Am I doing what is best for all the...
Breathe in, two steps. Breathe out, two steps. Breath in twice two steps, long breath out, three. I watch my feet move, and my heart beat moving the blood through my body. Look up, I remind myself. Look out. When I see the burned earth, I start to smell it...
How can you draw a map of “pilgrimage redefined”—a multi-dimensional record of this year’s quest to experience “the sacred in the land?” Such a map would show a non-linear network of seasonal hikes and deepening council; of story, music and emergent art; of indigenous elders’ wisdom, with film journeys...
Payahuunadü – Land of the Flowing Water by Teri Red Owl Payahuunadü – Land of the Flowing Water, is the place we call home. Nüümü – the People (Owens Valley Paiute), have lived here in our homelands since time immemorial. We were placed here to care for the land and
WALKING FOR WATER AND ALL LIFE by Geoff Dalglish The dream of a modern source-to-sea pilgrimage walk along South Africa’s Eerste River will become a reality during September 2020 when a diverse group of people will come together to honour the sanctity and preciousness of water and all the life
2019 HUMANITARIAN YOUTH AWARD: THE LEGACY CONTINUES by We the Youth of Detroit Crystal Stewart, a Detroit-native, is this year’s recipient of the Dr. Chrystal G. Tibbs Humanitarian Youth Award! An award created to honor the legacy of an educator, activist, and former board member of the United Nations Association of Greater
REFLECTIONS ON A PILGRIMAGE by Emmett Brennan During those first days in the desert I remember a certain timidness. There was a fear in me to meet the intensity of the landscape, the intensity of the story there, the people, the prayers, the circles and songs. The water... — The
RUN4SALMON INTERVIEW WITH DESIRAE HARP AND MICHAEL PRESTON (POM) OF RUN4SALMON Desirae Harp a member of the Mishewal Wappo (Ona*tsátis) nation from the central coast of California and a descendant of the Diné Nation. She is a singer/songerwriter, educator, and community organizer. She performs across the country and gives workshops on expressive
INTERVIEW WITH LIZ CROSSON Liz Crosson joined Mayor Eric Garcetti's Sustainability Team as Water Policy Advisor after serving as the Executive Director of Los Angeles Waterkeeper for five years. Liz led Waterkeeper’s efforts to protect, conserve and restore Los Angeles' waterways through advocacy, community education and litigation. She previously worked
DREAMS OF DESERT WATER BY MIKE PRATHER Mike Prather is an environmental activist and conservationist who has advocated for the rewatering of Owens Lake and the Lower Owens River for decades. Mike was instrumental in the formation the Owens Valley Committee (OVC) and has served as its past president. Additionally, he