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Friday, November 3, 2023 – The next generation of Indigenous fire practitioners 

The increase in unprecedented damage from wildfires knows no boundaries and International Indigenous fire management experts see global participation as a solution. At the heart of their work is recognition that climate change is a major contributing factor.  They’re bringing traditional fire knowledge to a new generation who are inheriting some of the worst conditions for destructive wildfires in history. We’ll talk with some of those gathered for this year’s Indigenous Peoples Burning Workshop.


Charity Battise (Alabama Coushatta), student at the University of Oklahoma  

Ryan Reed (Karuk, Hupa, and Yurok), Indigenous fire practitioner

Victor Steffensen (Tagalaka descendent), lead fire practitioner of the Firesticks Indigenous Alliance