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Natural History Museum Presents Ethnobotany of the California Indians

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The Sierra College Natural History Museum will host a presentation entitled “Ethnobotany of the California Indians” by Sage LaPena on Friday, March 21, at 7:30 PM in Sewell Hall (room 111) on the Sierra College-Rocklin Campus.

Sage LaPena is a clinical herbalist, ethnobotanist, lecturer, teacher, and gardener specializing in both Native American and Western herbal traditions. ‎From the age of 7, Sage has been working with local medicine people from her tribe, the Northern Wintu (California), and other neighboring tribes. She is the Water Resource Coordinator at the Hopland Pomo Tribal EPA and has worked extensively in everything from Indian health to ecological restoration and conservation. She has been teaching about the ethnobotany of California native plants for over twenty years, and leads plant walks throughout the state. During this presentation she will share her knowledge of and experience with Native American uses of native plants, their restorative and healing qualities, and the significance of their conservation.

This presentation is part of Sierra College's inaugural Indigenous Peoples Days and Spring Equinox Celebration, which will culminate on Saturday, March 22 with a Big Time on the Rocklin campus (dancing, music, demonstrations, exhibits, etc.). Sage LaPena will be presenting at various times, on various issues, during the five-day event. For more information click on "Activities" at Peoples Days

The presentation, which is part of the Sierra College Natural History Museum’s 2013-2014 lecture series, will be held on Friday, March 21 at 7:30 pm in Sewell Hall, room 111. Tickets are available at the door. Admission: General $5 / Students and Seniors $2 / Museum members free. All proceeds benefit the Sierra College Natural History Museum.

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