FROM THE ARTICLE: Lori Laiwa, a Pomo, and Abel Ruiz were both UC Davis graduate students who traveled to Chico to visit and present during the conference. They met up with a professor Laiwa knew from San Francisco State University, Kathy Wallace, who describes herself as a Karuk, Mohawk, Yurok and a member of the Hupa Valley tribes.
Laiwa and Wallace said they attend many such conferences, and it is always a pleasure to see old friends. In addition, both women presented on recent research and participated in several workshops. Ruiz also presented on his research topic, addressing the crowd on the Native American Gravesite Protection and Repatriation Act.
"It's a place where indigenous people can share their projects," Ruiz said.
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