Farmlab Public Salon
Friday, November 21, 2008 @ Noon
Dave Rambeau and Ray Hunter are members of the Paiute-Shoshone Nation from Lone Pine California. Mr. Dave Rambeau is the CEO of the United Involvement American Involvement Center in Los Angeles. Dave will be speaking and demonstrating the baskets that were woven by his great grandmother. These family heirlooms are over 100 hundred years old and have a history that has never been told in our educational institutions.
Ray Hunter is a graduate student from UCLA, and currently lives and works in Lone Pine for his community? Ray is a bearer of his tribes' traditions and continues weaving his responsibilities with the tests being encountered due to global warming.He will be speaking about the 67 or so indigenous plants that have been identified in their lands of which the Lone Pine Rezervation is part of. These plants were used for food, medicine, housing and clothing by the Paiute-peoples.
In addition to these various subjects both guests will speak to system that the federal government has created to identify United States Indigenous peoples by a card carrying method.