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Chumash elder to speak on Native American paddling traditions

Staff Report
1:59 pm PDT July 8, 2014

Chumash Elder and member of the Environmental Review Board for the City of Malibu Alan Salazar will host “Chumash Maritime Culture — Past, Present and Future” to explore the historic and modern paddling traditions of the Chumash people a the Stone Amphitheater in Temescal Gateway Park on Tuesday, July 15.

For more than 20 years, Salazar has worked as a Native American consultant to protect archaeological sites throughout Los Angeles, Ventura, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo and Kern counties. 

In addition to his work as a consultant, Salazar is a founding member of the Kern County Native American Heritage Preservation Council and the Chumash Maritime Association, a member of the California Indian Advisory Council for the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, and a community advisor with the Ventura County Indian Education Consortium for over 18 years.

The event begins at 7:30 p.m. at Temescal Gateway Park, 15601 Sunset Blvd. in Pacific Palisades, and free parking is available.