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Thursday May 26, 2022, 7:30 p.m.: Saging the World Campaign: Supporting Indigenous Advocates to protect White Sage, with David Bryant: The viral trend of smudging is endangering white sage. Many tons of white sage (Salvia apiana) are being poached across wildlands to supply an international demand for smudge sticks, essential oil and other products. This plant is deeply rooted in the cultures and lifeways of Indigenous communities of Southern California and northern Baja, the only region that white sage naturally occurs in the world. The devastating theft and the appropriated trend that it fuels stand in sharp contrast with the values and traditional practices of regional Native communities. To spread awareness and inspire action for white sage, CNPS, Rose Ramirez and Deborah Small, have co-produced Saging the World. This short documentary spotlights the ecological and cultural issues intertwined with white sage by centering the voices of Native advocates. Join David Bryant, Director of Education & Engagement at CNPS and co-director of Saging the World, to hear about the film and campaign.

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