Education and Advocacy

The land is an inextricable part of the Native American culture. Connecting others to the land, through education and cultural enrichment, helps us to tell the story of the land and instill its value to future generations.

NALC also works in partnership with a multitude of agencies to advocate for the protection of Native American lands, culture, and issues vital to the well being of our people.

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LEARNING LANDSCAPES

Our Learning Landscapes program allows youth ages 12-18 to learn about their cultural heritage and about the flora and fauna of our sacred lands.

In 2020, NALC held an entirely-virtual version of Learning Landscapes and focused on the night sky, a hike through Coyote Hole, and cooking with Native plants.

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SALT SONG PROJECT

Led by Chemehuevi and Southern Paiute elders, the Salt Song Project revitalizes a ceremonial and sacred song cycle that traverses today’s desert Southwest.

The Salt Song Project is a collaborative project of the NALC and the Cultural Conservancy.

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ADVOCACY INITIATIVES

Major state and federal advocacy initiatives currently include:

•AB 52 & State Cultural Resources Consultation

•Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan

•Desert National Monuments Campaigns

•Cadiz Water Project Opposition

•Eagle Crest Objection

•SB-307

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