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Julie Tumamait-Chumash History, Culture and Plant Knowledge

By on December 4, 2017 in All About Ojai, Events, News

Saturday, January 20, 2018

10:00 AM

OVLC Office
370 W. Baldwin Road Bldg. A4

All About Ojai: Julie Tumamait
The History, Culture and Plant Knowledge of the Chumash People

The Chumash were Ojai’s first inhabitants, living here for thousands of years before European explorers arrived. The livelihood of the Chumash people was based upon their subsistence upon the available natural resources – plants, animals, and fish, and their sustainable ways of utilizing these resources. They found use for almost every type of plant and animal available – for food, clothing, medicine and tools. Their environment inspired their art, their beliefs, their stories, ceremonies and songs.

Join us for a fascinating exploration of Chumash life through artifacts, art, and stories presented by Julie Tumamait on Saturday, January 20. A tribal leader of the Barbareño-Ventureño band of Chumash, Julie is a direct descendant of the Native American tribe that formerly inhabited Santa Cruz island and has been active for many years in Native American education. This All About Ojai event is free to members and students and $10 for non-members

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Non-Members Register Here

On Sunday, January 21, Ojai native plant guide Lanny Kaufer will lead a Native Plant Herb Walk on the Ventura River Preserve as a follow up to Julie Tumamait’s Chumash talk.  This once a year hike is free for OVLC members and $15 per person for non-members.  Participation is limited to 20 hikers and reservations are required! We will meet at the Oso Trailhead.


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