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Ethical Land Transitions

Published: Feb. 10, 2024

The Indigenous Concerns Subcommittee of the Ministry Committee of Pacific Yearly Meeting is pleased to invite you:

Webinar on Ethical Land Transitions

We regret that we had to postpone our webinar last Monday evening due to the illness of one of our presenters.

The new date for this webinar is:

Monday, February 12, 2024
90 minutes starting:
5:00 PM Hawaii = 7:00 PM Pacific = 8:00 PM Mountain

Click here to join the meeting.
Meeting ID: 823 8887 4125
Passcode: 224812
Call in by phone: +1 669 444 9171

Though registration is not required, if you register ahead, we will be able to communicate with you directly if something comes up, and we can send you any follow-up information, including a link for the recording.

Click here to register.

During this webinar, you will have the opportunity to ask questions via the chat, or you can send them ahead of time to b_babin[at]yahoo[dot]com

Although the Woolman-CHIRP land transfer will not be the main topic of our conversation, it is one type of land transition that will be mentioned without sharing details. In preparation for the webinar, you may wish to have a look at these websites (and please note that Woolman's has an updated FAQ):

Here's a little bit of info about our guest presenters:

Cassandra Ferrera, Director of Ethical Land Transition

Becoming a person of place is Cassandra Ferrera’s orienting cosmology, and her activist real estate career is informed by this path. She became a real estate agent in 2003 and she committed early on to finding ways to decommodify and deprivatize Land. Cassandra listened her way forward, guided by the generosity of spirit, mentors, and friends who would help her co-found The Center for Ethical Land Transition. Through the work of ethical land transitions, Cassandra works to transform conventional real estate practice in service to Land, cultural reunion, and reparative justice.

Frank Lawrence, Attorney for California Heritage: Indigenous Research Project (CHIRP)

Frank Lawrence has represented Indian Tribes for over 30 years, including serving as pro bono legal counsel to the Nevada City Rancheria Nisenan Tribe for the past four years. Prior to forming the Law Office of Frank Lawrence in 2013, Frank was a Partner in the Indian Law Practice Group at Holland & Knight LLP, beginning in 2000. Before that he served as an associate at two Indian Law boutique firms. Frank has taught federal Indian law, legal writing and ethics as an adjunct professor of law at U.C. Davis School of Law and has lectured on federal Indian law at the McGeorge School of Law, California State University, Sacramento, and California Indian Law Association conferences, among other venues. He is admitted to practice in California, the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Courts of Appeal for the 1st, 5th, 9th, and D.C. Circuits, all federal district courts in California, and numerous tribal courts.

from Barbara Babin, Redwood Forest Monthly Meeting

Topics:  Diversity, Equity, & Antiracism