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    This New Map Highlights How Hiking Trails Intersect With Indigenous Lands

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    The map is a just a start to what those involved hope to accomplish. “Acknowledging the land is the very first step, but we have to make progress towards the second and third step of giving back to the land and making sure Indigenous people are at the tables and being properly consulted,” says Kiana Etsate-Gashytewa, a graduate of Northern Arizona University’s Applied Indigenous Studies and Political Science programs and an Ancestral Lands Conservation Corps Individual Placement (IP) of Zuni and Hopi heritage, to lead the mapping project. “That's my hope—and that we fight climate change in a way that we're able to help the land, ecosystems, and wildlife into their natural states.”

    Source: Condé Nast Traveler

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    REI Cooperative Action Fund invests $4 million in nonprofits working to create a more equitable outdoors

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    The Fund supports efforts to increase equitable access to outdoor spaces and recreation opportunities, with a specific focus on community-led solutions that bring environmental benefits closer to home for marginalized communities. Ancestral Lands Conservation Corps is a new grantee involved in this incredible Action Fund.

    Source: REI Co-op Newsroom

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    Native Lands, National Trails Indigenous Mapping and Research project

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    Native Lands, National Trails (NLNT) is an Indigenous mapping and research project of the Partnership for the National Trails System (PNTS) Created by Kiana Etsate-Gashytewa, an Ancestral Lands Conservation Corps (ALCC) Individual Placement. In collaboration with the Bureau of Land Management, Native Land Digital and ALCC. The Native Lands, National Trails map and resource suite serves as an educational tool for trail organizations, recreationists, and Tribal nations alike to strengthen relationships between the National Trails System and Indigenous communities.

    Source: Partnership for the National Trails System

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    ALCC-Hopi receives Chiefs Award-Wood For Life Firewood Project

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    The project provides firewood from small diameter materials in need of disposal to needy families and elderly people in low-income areas on Tribal lands.

    Source: United States Department of Agriculture

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    The Wilderness Tool- Former ALCC Associate Director Shandiin Nez

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    Shandiin is a conservationist who used to lead crews with Ancestral Lands Conservation Corps, an all-indigenous environmental group based out of New Mexico. Wielding a crosscut has long been part of Shandiin’s family history. Back in the mid ’30s, both of her grandfathers were crosscut sawyers for a logging company in the Chuska Mountains.

    Source: 99% Invisible Podcast

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    Partnering for Collaborative Conservation in Bears Ears

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    For Bears Ears Partnership (BEP), cultural site conservation projects provide the perfect setting for collaborative work. It’s where our Field Program works alongside partners - including Ancestral Lands Conservation Corps (ALCC), Living Heritage Anthropology (LHA) and Woods Canyon Archaeological Consultants (WCAC) - to achieve the shared goals of conserving cultural sites from the impacts of recreation and visitation, while connecting and reconnecting Indigenous communities to the very landscape we collectively work to protect.

    Source: Bears Ears Partnership

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    Wood For Life Firewood Initiative video highlight

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    In the Rocky Mountains and Southwestern parts of the country many homes on tribal lands still rely on wood stoves to heat their homes in the winter. ICT Senior Correspondent Patty Talahongva has more on the U.S. Forest Service's $10 million Wood for Life program. Segment begins at 12:40

    Source: Indian Country Today

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    The Corps Network 2023 Project of the Year Award: Acoma Pueblo Water Delivery

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    On October 27, 2022, a water tank broke, creating a major water infrastructure crisis within the Pueblo of Acoma. There was no running water, forcing the health clinic, dialysis center, and schools to close. The lack of running water was especially challenging and dangerous for elderly residents and others who do not have the resources or ability to haul water. Aaron Lowden, former Acoma Program Manager for Ancestral Lands Conservation Corps (ALCC), sent out the call to help deliver water to those in need. ALCC responded.

    Source: The Corps Network

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    Impact Story: Delivering water to the Acoma Pueblo

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    Native American Heritage Month, observed every November in the United States, is an opportune time to celebrate the rich and diverse Indigenous cultures, histories, and traditions rooted across our country. Join us in recognizing and celebrating Native contributions in community service projects this month, and every month, by learning how a Tribal Youth Corps Program in New Mexico is conducting lifesaving work in their community.

    Source: The Corps Network

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    The hand of the original builder: Wupatki Pueblo

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    As a Native ancestral site, Wupatki holds deep meaning for a number of Southwestern cultural groups. That recognition has led to incorporating traditional knowledge and Indigenous viewpoints. To that end, young men and women with the Ancestral Lands Conservation Corps are key participants in the new grant-funded program. Crews from Zuni (and possibly other tribes in the future) are gaining field experience in stabilization and repair, and learning of possible professional careers in preservation and interpretation.

    Source: Arizona Daily Sun

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