Tribal Resources

Engaging resources have been created that can be adapted to your region. A compilation of many of these are below.

Wishtoyo Chumash Foundation 
Through the Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA) Initiative, Wishtoyo advocated to best ensure a network of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) were established that protect the ecological integrity and fisheries of the Southern California Bight (SCB). A significant part of this effort was integrating tribal values and stewardship into the MPA designation process. Visit their website to learn more here.

They have created a variety of resources, which you can view below.

Wishtoyo Chumash Tribal MPAs Poster

Wishtoyo Foundation’s White PaperTribal Marine Protected Areas: Protecting Maritime Ways and Cultural Practices

Chumash Tribal Marine Protected Areas Education Program (CTMPA): A  cultural and marine science education program to provide students with the opportunity to learn about Chumash maritime history, marine conservation and ecology, MPAs and the importance of relationship with the natural environment.

Tolowa Dee-ni’ Nation MPA Video
A video focused on the Tolowa Dee-ni’ Nation and their rich history of environmental sustainability and stewardship. View it on YouTube here.

MPA Signs with Tribal Content
A variety of interpretive MPA signs have been created in conjunction with local tribes and installed at locations across the state of California. You can view and download the files at the links below.

North Coast Region

South Coast Region

The mission of the California’s Marine Protected Areas Education and Outreach Initiative is to enhance MPA education through enduring partnerships to empower Californians to protect what they know and love.