Spring 2018 Newsletter

FROM THE DESK OF THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

By EkOngKar Singh Khalsa

  Photo credit Sempervirens Fund

Photo credit Sempervirens Fund

It has been a busy time at the Amah Mutsun Land Trust (AMLT).

With our dedicated partners we are working hard to grow our capacity and to build organizational support for a variety of projects and initiatives - and we are succeeding!

Whether expanding the Native Stewardship Corps program, coordinating legal and public relations work for the Juristac campaign, or supporting our growing research and educational programs, we know it is essential to secure the funding and staff needed to fulfill tribal members' vision for our young organization.

And yes - we are growing. In addition to AMLT's professional research consultants and more than two dozen Amah Mutsun stewards, elders, and cultural practitioners, this year the land trust will hire its second full time employee. I am happy to report that long time AMLT associate Sara French will join AMLT this month as Director of Programs and Development. Sara's full time contributions to the AMLT team will make a very important difference.

In addition to expanding full-time and seasonal staff positions, I am delighted to share that for the second year in a row, AMLT has been able to increase its budget by more than 150%.

Thank you to all our generous individual contributors and for the steady support of our dedicated private foundations and public agencies. With your help we are making a difference.

To learn more about the AMLT programs and initiatives these donations support, please take a look around our new website. You can also find more ways you can become involved.

If you have any questions or need more information about all the news, please feel free to contact me. I will be happy to hear from you.

Wishing you the best in the seasons ahead and looking forward to seeing you outside!