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Safari West Presents!Indigenous Peoples

Friday August 9, 2019 | 7:00pm – 8:30pm


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Conservation Dinner Series: Nick Tipon will join us in the elephant room after dinner to give a talk about Indigenous Peoples. The conservation dinner series is complementary to all dinner guests. If you’d do not have a dinner reservation and would like to join, please book here

About the Speaker

Nick Tipon was born, raised and lives in Santa Rosa. He is a retired high school teacher (Montgomery and Santa Rosa High) and is a current Board member of the Historical Society of Santa Rosa, a member of the Santa Rosa Sesquicentennial planning committee and a member of the Point Blue Conservation Science STRAW faculty.

He is an enrolled member and elder of the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria (Coast Miwok and Southern Pomo). He has served as Chairman of the Tribal Education Committee and the Tribe’s Sacred Sites Protection Committee. He also served as the Tribe’s National Parks and NAGPRA Liaison and is a former Tribal archaeological site monitor.

He lectures on a variety of topics related to changes to Native American cultural resources, archaeology, curation of artifacts and the treatment of Native American cultural resources. He has consulted and lectured at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History in Washington DC and the Field Museum of Chicago.