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Rep. Grijalva (D-AZ) Introduces Bill to Protect Oak Flat

Dear Friends,

I’ve been “enjoying” studying from somebody a mere 27 p.c of my age—Greta Thunberg—the 20-year-old Swedish local weather activist.

It’s essential to use these quotes, as a result of one does not likely get pleasure from most of what’s delivered in The Climate Book.

The ebook is a compendium of 90 brief chapters written by 100 scientists and journalists. I gained new data and insights from lots of the items.

Greta Thunberg provides 16 contributions. In them, she expresses her frustrations with misplaced alternatives, the inadequacies of how we measure carbon emissions, and poor performances by nations that pledged to lower their carbon emissions.

Thunberg and her forged of authors reveal that the science is stable, local weather change is occurring now, and there are not any magic bullets.

The easy message: We want to finish our dependancy to fossil fuels. Now.

We want to educate ourselves. We want to acknowledge our failures. We want to act with fairness. We want to protect democracy as a result of it’s a vital device for advancing corrective insurance policies and actions.

Robin Wall Kimmerer, an Indigenous writer we’ve got featured right here in previous notes, supplies an insightful penultimate providing. On web page 418, she cites the significance of Indigenous data and states:

Indigenous homelands are the finger within the dyke holding again a flood of extinction. Yet solely 10 p.c of these lands are legally protected with Indigenous title. And all are being encroached upon by company, personal and governmental pursuits all around the world.

It’s not straightforward to discover hope given the weighty implications of this ebook. Thunberg’s last chapter title says all of it: “Hope is something that you have to earn.”

I like to recommend this ebook.


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Rep. Grijalva (D-AZ) Introduces Bill to Protect Oak Flat

House Natural Resources Committee Ranking Member Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) right now [3/6/23] introduced the introduction of the Save Oak Flat from Foreign Mining Act to completely shield Tonto National Forest’s Chí’chil Biłdagoteel Historic District, also referred to as Oak Flat, from overseas mining operations that can completely desecrate the realm and destroy its tribal cultural and spiritual heritage websites. Office of Congressman Grijalva (press launch) | Read extra »

The transfer heightened a years-long effort by San Carlos Apache members and different grassroots activists to shield the location, which they are saying will probably be irreparably destroyed by the mining exercise. Grijalva says the Trump administration rushed the Environmental Impact Statement, or EIS, that green-lit the most recent part. The Biden administration later rescinded that EIS, however mining plans proceed. In the textual content of the invoice, Grijalva notes Oak Flat is listed within the National Register of Historic Places and the Tonto National Forest the place it now sits was established in 1905 “from the ancestral homelands of American Indians who were forcibly removed at gunpoint from Oak Flat and other areas of the Forest by the United States Army.” Alisa Reznic for Fronteras (KJZZ) | Read extra »

President Biden to Designate Avi Kwa Ame on March 14

President Joe Biden is planning a visit to Las Vegas on March 14, the place he’s anticipated to designate Avi Kwa Ame as a nationwide monument. Biden pledged to designate the southern Clark County web site—a 450,000-acre space sacred to a variety of tribal nations—on Nov. 30. Avi Kwa Ame can be the second nationwide monument created throughout his presidency, a selected presidential energy enumerated by means of the Antiquities Act of 1906. Avi Kwa Ame’s designation is supported by the Clark County Commission, the Legislature, Southern Nevada’s congressional representatives and the Colorado River Indian Tribes. Gabby Birenbaum for the Nevada Independent | Read or pay attention now»

Read the press launch from the Honor Avi Kwa Ame coalition  »

Continuing Coverage and Commentary: Utah vs. Antiquities Act

In the state’s view, the Antiquities Act offers the president authority to shield at most just a few dozen acres round discrete, particular options, comparable to a pictograph panel, or an uncommon geological formation, like an arch, and never huge landscapes, just like the Grand Canyon. … Chief Justice Roberts’ superficial musings paid no consideration to the act’s important legacy of defending landscapes wealthy in pure magnificence, historic significance and ecological significance. And he failed to notice how, virtually with out exception, Congress has endorsed these presidential actions. For instance, almost half of the 63 nationwide parks established by Congress—together with such crown jewels as Bryce, Zion, Arches and Capitol Reef in Utah, Acadia in Maine and Olympic in Washington—had been first protected by presidents utilizing the Antiquities Act. John Leshy within the New York Times | Read extra »

UC Berkeley’s NAGPRA Violations Back within the News

For many years, famed professor Tim White used an enormous assortment of human stays—bones sorted by physique half and saved in wood bins—to train his anthropology college students on the University of California, Berkeley. White, a world-renowned skilled on human evolution, mentioned the gathering was handed down by means of generations of anthropology professors earlier than he began instructing with it within the late Seventies. It got here with no information, he mentioned. Most weren’t labeled in any respect or mentioned solely “lab.” But that straightforward description masked a darkish historical past, UC Berkeley directors not too long ago acknowledged. Mary Hudetz for ProfessionalPublica and Graham Lee Brewer for NBC News | Read extra »

Archaeology and Women’s History Month

Join us on the Hibben Center on March 25, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., for a day celebrating the work of pioneering archaeologist, Linda Cordell. There will probably be pupil posters, lightning talks, and a signing of ebook Linda S. Cordell: Innovating Southwest Archaeology, edited by Maxinne McBrinn and Deborah Huntley (2022, Museum of New Mexico Press). Linda S. Cordell (1943–2013) was a number one archaeologist and anthropologist who started her profession at a time when few girls rose to prominence within the discipline. A professor, lifelong researcher, writer, discipline college director, division chair, and museum specialist—the research of the American Southwest, notably the northern Rio Grande, was on the middle of her life’s work. UNM Dept. of Anthropology and UNM Maxwell Museum of Anthropology | Learn extra »

Florence Hawley Ellis broke new floor in archeology by means of use of dendrochronology, statistical evaluation, chemical evaluation, ethnohistory, and ethnoarcheology—typically, all collectively. An advocate for girls and equality, Florence taught and mentored college students till her retirement. She is remembered as a troublesome instructor, a cautious and thorough researcher, and a mentor to a technology of archeologists. National Park Service | Learn extra about her life and work »

Blog: Maize and Experimental Archaeology

Sometimes archaeologists conduct experiments to higher perceive how issues had been performed within the distant previous. Over the years, Desert Archaeology researchers have performed three totally different sorts of experiments to perceive how maize was grown, floor, and ritually used. James Vint, Jenny Adams, and Mark Elson at Field Journal (Desert Archaeology, Inc.) | Read extra »

Blog: There’s the Buff!

Just a few years in the past I shared ideas and knowledge as I started a journey into the world of Patayan pottery, particularly the “Lower Colorado Buff Ware” (LCBW) related to ancestral Yuman tribes of the decrease Gila and decrease Colorado River valleys. “Where’s the buff?” I requested. Well, after greater than 4 years and an intensive discipline program, throughout which I and 4 superb Kwatsaan discipline assistants inventoried and analyzed greater than 12,000 sherds as a part of the Lower Gila River Ethnographic and Archaeological Project (LGREAP), I’ve some solutions. Aaron Wright on the Preservation Archaeology weblog (Archaeology Southwest) | Read extra »

Publication Announcement: Adobe Brick Architecture and Katsina Ceremonialism at Fourmile Pueblo

Douglas Johnson and Christopher Mintie Johnson, 2022. Learn extra »

Editors’ notice: As a matter of coverage, we don’t share details about self-published works. We are making an exception for this vital Preservation Archaeology research on the urging of a number of main researchers.

March Subscription Lectures (Santa Fe NM)

March 13, Kirt Kempter, Diablo Maar Volcano: The Volcano earlier than the Canyon; March 20 Thomas Dalton Dillehay, Peopling of South America: Recent Prospects & New Directions; March 27, Nicolasa Chavez, Semana Santa Ritual Ceremonies. Southwest Seminars | Learn extra »

REMINDER: TODAY March 8 In-Person (Durango CO) and Online Event: Creating Color within the Chaco World

With Kelsey E. Hanson. Hanson will focus on “Creating Color in the Chaco World: Spatial Histories of Paint Production at Pueblo Bonito.” Her analysis considers how specialised data is cultivated and circulated in communities and is encoded in materials tradition. San Juan Basin Archaeological Society | Learn extra »

REMINDER: March 9 Online Event: A Woman’s Role in Hopi Society

With Deloria Lomawaima. Hopi gender roles have at all times offered a steadiness inside Hopi society. As a matrilineal society, Hopi girls have a selected function and path that has historically been adopted for a millennium. In this presentation, Deloria will current a short overview of what a Hopi lady’s position is throughout the household, the clan, and village dynamics. Crow Canyon Archaeological Center | Learn extra and register (free) »

March 14 Online Event: From the Farms of Marana to Life in New Pascua

With Martha Flores Felix Yrigolla. Mrs. Martha Yrigolla is a member of the Pascua Yaqui Tribe, born and raised in Marana, Arizona. She spent over thirty years as a preschool instructor working with the Rillito group on the outskirts of Marana. She additionally labored for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe’s Department of Language and Culture, the place she had the chance to work with kids and youth locally, sharing her data of the Yaqui language and tradition. Indigenous Interests collection (Old Pueblo Archaeology Center) | Learn extra and register (free) »

March 16 Online Event: cyberSW, a Digital Gateway

With Jeffery Clark and Joshua Watts (Archaeology Southwest). cyberSW is a big graph database and open-access internet platform to facilitate exploration of the US Southwest/Mexico Northwest archaeological report by quite a lot of audiences. The present model of cyberSW comprises standardized info, on the archaeological web site degree, of room counts and occupation span from greater than 22,000 settlements, 16 million ceramic information, 17,000 geochemically sourced obsidian artifacts, and 1200 websites with ceremonial or public structure. This presentation will focus on the historical past of cyberSW, reveal a few of the capabilities of the present internet platform, and discover short- and long-term future instructions. Audience participation and suggestions will probably be inspired. Third Thursday Food for Thought collection (Old Pueblo Archaeology Center) | Learn extra and register (free) »

March 16–18 Hybrid Event: Symposium on Ways of Understanding and Protecting Land and Water Resources within the Grand Staircase-Escalante Region

The symposium will comprise a wealthy lineup of talks, performances, and displays from researchers, company workers, scientists, students, and area people members in periods on indigenous views, water assets, wildlife, vegetation, historical past, and extra. This symposium represents the mixed work of many who’re dedicated to defending the organic and cultural assets of the Grand Staircase-Escalante area. Forums like this are important to sharing data, selling restoration and stewardship, and furthering cross-boundary collaboration throughout this wild and numerous panorama, particularly as large-scale efforts comparable to local weather adaptation and resilience grow to be more and more vital. Escalante River Watershed Partnership and Grand Staircase Escalante Partners | Learn extra »

March 20 Tour (Marana AZ): Los Morteros and Picture Rocks

With Allen Dart. From 8:00 a.m. to midday, to mark the spring equinox, Dart will take members to an historical Hohokam village web site with a ballcourt and bedrock mortars, and proceed on to the Picture Rocks web site, the place historical petroglyphs embody a solstice and equinox calendar glyph. The tour begins close to Silverbell Road and Linda Vista Blvd. in Marana, Arizona. Reservations and $35 donation prepayment due by 5:00 p.m. March 16. Old Pueblo Archaeology Center | Learn extra »

March 21 In-Person Event and Tour (Green Valley AZ): Historic Canoa Ranch

With Allen Dart. From 8:00 a.m. to midday at Pima County’s historic Canoa Ranch, 5375 S. I-19 Frontage Road, archaeologist Allen Dart will give a PowerPoint presentation concerning the archaeology of the Canoa space, adopted by three sequential excursions led by Pima County Natural Resources, Parks & Recreation volunteers. The excursions will give attention to the 1775–1776 Anza expedition by means of the Canoa space, the historic structure and different options of the Canoa Ranch, and the gardens of Canoa. Reservations and $35 donation prepayment due by 5:00 p.m. March 17. Old Pueblo Archaeology Center | Learn extra »

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