The Alliance team was excited to participate in the annual Intertribal Earth Day event in June amongst 500 friends and partners in the shade at the beautiful La Jolla Band of Luiseño Indians Reservation Campground. Thank you Intertribal Earth Day hosts for another great event!
The Alliance team was excited to participate in the annual Intertribal Earth Day event on Saturday June 24th, 2023, at the La Jolla Band of Luiseño Indians Reservation Campground. This year’s theme was “Water is Life”, and 39 participating groups hosted booths to share environmental information with over 450 attendees. The day was opened with a traditional prayer and song by former Pauma Chairman Chris Devers. La Jolla Chairwoman Wendy Schlater, joined by Vice-Chairman Jack Musick and Councilman John Paipa, welcomed everyone to La Jolla and spoke about the importance of water and land stewardship.
There were several amazing cultural presenters throughout the day: Wayne Nelson sang birds, the Mikksu Mountain Lion group came from Utah, Blue Water Dancers came from Pauma, and the Kupa Song and Dance Group came from Pala.
We were able to share activities from our Climate Kids program, including some materials from our upcoming Fire Trunk, as well as coloring activities and a Climate Commitment Photobooth.
Everyone shared a delicious lunch together, provided by the Rodriguez family, Gary Murrey, Dorothy Willis, and the Pauma Casino.
Many thanks to the event organizers for a fantastic day:
La Jolla Band of Luiseño Indians
Los Coyotes Band of Cahuilla & Cupeño Indians
Pala Band of Mission Indians
Pauma Band of Luiseño Indians
Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians
Rincon Band of Luiseño Indians
San Pasqual Band of Mission Indians
Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians
With support from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, SDG&E's Environmental Champions Initiative, and our network of partners, we are expanding our Traveling Trunks to include new curriculum about wildfire and climate change, centered around Indigenous fire stewardship and the importance of fire in California's ecosystems. Stay tuned!
This Earth Day season, the Climate Science Alliance's Climate Kids program was supported by CLIF Kid! Special thank you for helping us celebrate Earth Day with communities all season long, and for your generous donation of Zbars. Learn more here!