Featuring Gregg Castro and Beverly R. Ortiz
Thursday, September 22 — 7 p.m. via Zoom
Gregg Castro and Beverly R. Ortiz will share with you the significance of birds in the cultural, material, and spiritual lives of Ohlones past, present, and future. They’ll also describe how Ohlone land management practices increased the numbers and health of the birds on which Ohlones relied.
Gregg Castro (t’rowt’raahl Salinan/rumsien Ohlone) is a Board Member and past Chair of Salinan T’rowt’raahl, a Salinan advocacy group; a founder and Advisor for the California Indian Curriculum Coalition; Chair of the Native American Programs Committee for the Society for California Archaeology; and a member of the Association of Ramaytush. A published author, Gregg is also Co-Founder and Board member of the Native California Research Institute; a Volunteer Co-Facilitator of the annual California Indian Conference since 2010; a past Advisor
for the California Indian Storytellers Association; and a founding member and past Chair of the Salinan Nation Tribal Council.
Beverly R. Ortiz, who holds a Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology from the University of California at Berkeley, is an ethnographic consultant, long-time Columnist and Contributing Editor for News from Native California, and Co-Founder and Chair of the Native California Research Institute. From 1980-2018, Beverly served variously as a Cultural Services Coordinator, Naturalist, Ohlone Programs Coordinator, and Docent/Volunteer Coordinator for East Bay Regional Park District. A widely published author, she also served for 15 years as a Lecturer in
the Anthropology Department at CSU East Bay and, since 2010, has been a Volunteer Co-Facilitator of the annual California Indian Conference. For more about the Native California Research Institute, go to https://nacri.institute.