World WEAver Indigenous Fire Ecology: Meet Edward (Redbird) Willie


Edward (Redbird) Willie is a native ecologist with many years’ experience teaching Traditional Ecological Knowledge, fire ecology, permaculture, and ancestral skills to people of all ages. Also an artist (drawing, painting, and sculpture), he has in recent years been a core organizer of the annual Buckeye Gathering, a gathering in support of ancestral arts. He also has been an adjunct instructor for Weaving Earth and land steward for the Cultural Conservancy He is the illustrator of a recently published children’s book, Adventures of Two Coast Miwok Children.

During the virtual event he will touch on basic fire ecology, California fire history, practices that helped his indigenous ancestors steward the land and give some actions that we can take as a community to help contribute solutions to the current climate.

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