Terra Verde

Pomo Land Back Campaign Holds Powerful Rally At State Capitol

A rally sign from March 25 at the state capitol in Sacramento. (photo Gary Hughes)

There is a bright light of grassroots environmental activism that is shaking up the status quo from the redwood region to the state capitol. The Save Our Pomo Homeland campaign is redefining forest and climate activism in California. This episode of Terra Verde highlights the March 25 rally in Sacramento to protect the Jackson Demonstration State Forest (JDSF, also known as “the Jackson”), a nearly 50,000 acre publicly owned state forest in Western Mendocino County that has become central to organizing for indigenous sovereignty on the North Coast. With unique audio from the rally on the Capitol steps this episode also features an interview with tribal elder Priscilla Hunter of the Coyote Valley Band of Pomo Indians.