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Navigating the Currents of Change: A Conversation with Indigenous Activist Sammy Gensaw III

Sammy Gensaw III (Yurok) was born and raised as a fisherman along Northern California’s Klamath River. His journey reflects a blend of ancestral wisdom and contemporary activism, all centered around the profound significance of preserving ecosystems and Indigenous traditions. From his earliest days, Sammy was steeped in the ethos of community organizing, a legacy passed […]

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Sammy Gensaw, III – The Restorative Revolution and a River of Reciprocity

Sammy Gensaw III, a dynamic young Yurok leader, shares some of his experiences working for ecological and cultural revival along the Klamath River, central to his people’s identity and livelihood. He discusses how the epic struggle to remove destructive dams required drawing deeply from ancestral wisdom, modern science, and cutting-edge activism, and how Indigenous leadership […]