Bioneers 2024 Conference

Samuel Gensaw, III – Youth Keynote

Founding Director | Ancestral Guard

Samuel Gensaw, III – Youth Keynote

Sammy Gensaw III is a leader in environmental and cultural preservation in his Yurok community. Director of the Ancestral Guard, a nonprofit focused on teaching traditional fishing and farming methods to Indigenous youth, his approach is deeply rooted in food sovereignty, cultural preservation, community resilience, and self-sufficiency. Gensaw’s activist journey began in his early teens with the Klamath Justice Coalition, the largest dam removal and river restoration project in history, and his contributions to restoring Native American foodways are featured in the documentary film, Gather.

Keynote Address:

Sammy Gensaw, III – The Restorative Revolution and a River of Reciprocity

March 28th | 11:25 am to 11:41 am

Panel Presentations:

Drawing from Indigenous Ecological Knowledge to Restore the Earth

March 30th | 4:45 pm to 6:00 pm