We are on Central Pomo land. Picking up, reconnecting, and weaving back strands of indigenous knowledge that were violently broken will be at the heart of the land-based arts program we are developing.

…a 1908 document lists numerous once-known Pomo village sites, including “kaba'tōda, on the top of the high, narrow ridge separating ‘Albion River’ from ‘Salmon Creek,’ and indefinitely located at a distance of one or two miles from the ocean.”

Contemporary communities nearby include Pinoleville Pomo Nation, Hopland Band of Pomo Indians, Coyote Valley Band of Pomo Indians, Sherwood Valley Band of Pomo Indians, Redwood Valley Little River Band of Pomo Indians, and Kashia Band of Pomo Indians.  

…Kashaya Pomo women watch for the first warm inland winds of the summer as a sign that there will only be a few days to gather the seeds of wild oats.

Tending the Wild: Native American Knowledge and the Management of California’s Natural Resources (2005) by M Kat Anderson