NSPR’s Matt Fidler spoke with Ali Meders-Knight of the Mechoopda Indian Tribe about racial injustice, colonization, and wildfire.
Here are highlights from their conversation. You can also listen at the top of the page.
On where the ancestral lands of local tribes are located
Mechoopda is here in Chico. So the city of Chico up to Paradise encompasses the Mechoopda territory. So we kind of calculate that territory based on the peace and friendship treaty that was signed around 1851-1852, here in Chico, California, with John Bidwell.