Sue-meg State Park
Indigenous Culture on the North Coast at Sue-meg Village
Sue-meg Village was built in collaboration between State Parks and the Yurok Tribe as a place for Yurok to revitalize their culture and is used today for education, ceremony, and healing. Join Interpreters Maiya Rainer, Princess Colegrove, and Skip Lowry as they share stories, lessons, and lifeways, drawn from their Yurok and Hupa heritage.
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During this 1-hour tour of Sue-meg Village, students will explore a recreated Yurok village engineered with amazing Traditional Ecological Knowledge. This program highlights the need for testimonial, social, and environmental justice in order to help build diverse cultural exchanges. During this tour, students will experience how Yurok culture is alive and well today!
During this 2 hour guided field trip activity at Sue-meg State Park, students will explore the life and significance of a coastal and cultural keystone species, the red abalone through the lenses of coastal kelp forest ecology and Indigenous Yurok culture. Students will participate in hands on learning activities, ecological modeling games, and be immersed in rich cultural storytelling.