Indigenous Learning Circle – Learn Climate Courage

**Events may have been canceled or postponed. Please contact the venue to confirm the event.

Date & Time

Sat, Jun 22 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Address (map)

1155 Via Gaitero Santa Barbara, CA 93105

Venue (website)

San Marcos Foothills Preserve

Join us for an hour of collective learning with Rainbow Eyes, the “Rosa Parks of the Forest” visiting from Vancouver Island.

  • Get inspired by the peaceful and fierce forest protection efforts of Rainbow Eyes
  • Generate empathy for our planet
  • Address desensitization
  • Escape the trappings of the “empire” mentality
  • Reconnect with the Earth
  • Find courage to save our ecosystems more quickly

Come prepared to listen, reflect, and absord Indigenous knowledge. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to develop an Earth-centered mindset focused on saving our planet.

Chumash woman chief and spiritual advisor Ernestine Ygnacio-De Soto – daughter of the last native speaker – and elder Marianne Parra will welcome Rainbow Eyes to the unceded Chumash lands.

Bring Your Own Chair: Please bring along a camping chair. We will form a circle in the Indigenous tradition.

Bathrooms are not available.

About the CLIMATE COURAGE Series

Join climate and Indigenous Chumash leaders for a transformative series of events featuring Rainbow Eyes — a passionate land defender from the Da’naxda’xw/Awaetlala First Nation — and her partner Glenn Reid. Learn about their inspiring journey to protect the last remaining old growth forests on Vancouver Island at Ada’itsx/Fairy Creek, discover how you can support their efforts to safeguard our planet, and strengthen your own Earth-centered mindset to put our planet on a healing trajectory.

We need all hands on Earth’s deck to alter the direction we are headed in.

A 500-day logging blockade at Ada’itsx/Fairy Creek — the site of the last intact watershed on southern Vancouver Island and home to 2,000-year-old trees and immense biodiversity — is yielding lessons we can all benefit from. With thousands of participants displaying immense courage and resilience, the resistance blossomed into the largest act of civil disobedience in Canadian history.

Indigenous land defenders are creating a path forward to save Mother Earth and it’s up to us to follow it.

Get Involved

Support this critical movement by attending events, becoming a sponsor, or by making a donation. Your involvement helps protect old growth forests and supports Indigenous land defenders in changing hearts and minds.


Individual donations are welcome and encouraged.

Contact Information

For more information or to get involved, contact Julie Henszey at 805-657-2793 or


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