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‘Under the Pala Pala​’​: Episode 1

In this episode, Violet Sage Walker from the Northern Chumash Tribal Council and Rep​. Sheila Babauta from the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands ​(D) discuss Indigenous women in ocean leadership.

​A “​pala pala” is a small structure in Chamorro culture that is used as shelter from the sun and rain. There is usually one on a farm or ranch, and after working all day, people come in for lunch to share conversations and laughs. “Under the Pala Pala” is a new video series that brings together Indigenous​ ocean advocates to discuss front-line conservation efforts across the United States. In the first episode, Violet Sage Walker from the Northern Chumash Tribal Council and Rep. Sheila Babauta from the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands​ (D) join Angelo Villagomez, senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, to discuss Indigenous women in ocean leadership.

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Authors

Angelo Villagomez

Senior Fellow

Margaret Cooney

Campaign Manager

Zainab Mirza

Research Associate, Ocean Policy

Producer

Toni Pandolfo

Associate Video Producer

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