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    1. 1. Social Alliance Network Building purposeful community for spiritual, ecological, economic and social vitality.
    2. 2. about the founder – bill jacobson Commitment: Earth Stewardship, People & Community Education: Masters of Public Administration Indigenous Spiritual Teachings Experience: Community Development Technology Manager Ceremonial Knowledge & Leadership Vision | Plan | Community Bridge Building
    3. 3. Classroon: Calling Back the Salmon American Indian Spirituality
    4. 4. Action – Calling back the Salmon Working the Vision To Blue line creek in Marin County: Late 90’s
    5. 5. Action – Calling back the Salmon Gathering for Ceremony South Yuba River – January 2005
    6. 6. Action – Calling back the Salmon Vision | Plan | Community Bridge Building South Yuba River – January 06, through October 2008
    7. 7. Action – Calling back the Salmon Vision | Plan | Community Bridge Building South Yuba River – October 2007
    8. 8. FERC – What & Why? 7 Year Process Federal Energy Regulatory Commission relicensing of NID’s Yuba-Bear Hydroelectric Project and PG&E’s Drum-Spaulding Hydroelectric Project <ul><li>Areas of Study: </li></ul><ul><li>Aquatics </li></ul><ul><li>Wildlife/Botanical </li></ul><ul><li>Recreation/Aesthetics </li></ul><ul><li>Cultural/Tribal </li></ul><ul><li>Land Use/Social Economic </li></ul>
    9. 9. FERC – Cultural/Tribal Representation? 7 Year Process
    10. 10. FERC – Cultural Tribal Workgroup… Vision <ul><li>Studies must reflect how the operations and maintenance of relicensing will impact cultural life way's of: </li></ul><ul><li>Water </li></ul><ul><li>Salmon </li></ul><ul><li>Cultural Survival </li></ul>
    11. 11. ISSUES … Plan Study the effects on all species and the ecosystem in relationship to the loss of salmon in the watershed. Conduct a fish migration study on the north fork of the American River. Study the cultural impacts related to the inability to harvest or obtain items for ceremonial practices. Study the lack of access to ceremonial sites and items used therein. Study the effects of water conveyance on contaminant distribution throughout the watershed. i.e. road salt. Study the effect of low water volume on water quality and ecosystem.
    12. 12. ISSUES … Plan <ul><li>Study the distribution of fish in watershed prior to PG&E and NID operations. </li></ul><ul><li>Study the effects of losing medicinal and edible foliage near riparian corridors. </li></ul><ul><li>Study effects of recreational impacts on water and ecosystem sustainability. </li></ul><ul><li>Study the genetic re-strengthening of trout and steelhead. </li></ul><ul><li>Study the benefits of introducing native fish species instead of the current practice of introducing non-native species into watershed. </li></ul><ul><li>Study the socio-economic losses to indigenous peoples of this region and their ability to be economically sustainable. </li></ul>
    13. 13. ISSUES … Plan <ul><li>Study how Indigenous people can obtain equal rights that PG&E and NID now obtain in reference to the distribution of electricity into the electrical grid. </li></ul><ul><li>Study the past, present and future policies of PG&E and NID related to cultural site discoveries. </li></ul><ul><li>Determine the cultural and socio-economic benefits of obtaining and owning divested land from PG&E for Traditional Cultural Properties use and traditions. </li></ul><ul><li>Study the social and economic impact of the FERC relicensing process and continued operation in the project area on Native American Aboriginal groups or tribes that lack federal recognition. </li></ul>
    14. 14. FERC & Community – The Big Picture… Integrating FERC and Native Community Sustainability Vision | Plan | Community Bridge Building
    15. 15. Potential Team Building Results Economic Spiritual Ecological Social Vision for Sierra Native Initiatives?
    16. 16. Potential Team Building Results Economic Spiritual Ecological Social Vision for Sierra Native Initiatives? Salmon Restoration Plan Creeks & Rivers Restoration Plan Traditional Properties Digitized Cultural Archive Library Solid Waste Composting Micro-hydro Generation Community Gardens Cultural Learning
    17. 17. Next Steps ACTION is LONG Overdue <ul><li>Building critical relationships – Tribal / Environmental / Community </li></ul><ul><li>Implementing insightful strategies, goals, objectives, work plans & tactics </li></ul><ul><li>Deploying vital skills </li></ul><ul><li>Organizing the power to achieve success </li></ul>Vision | Plan | Community Bridge Building
    18. 18. Immediate Cultural Tribal Action <ul><li>FERC Involvement / Oversight </li></ul><ul><li>FERC Reporting </li></ul><ul><li>Public Relationship & Outreach </li></ul><ul><li>Legal Advice & Filings </li></ul><ul><li>Agency Affiliation Development </li></ul><ul><li>Funding… </li></ul>Vision | Plan | Community Bridge Building
    19. 19. In the realm of the possible…
    20. 20. Social Alliance Network Building purposeful community for spiritual, ecological, economic and social vitality.

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