Lyn Risling on Re-Establishing American Family Connections
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Lyn Risling, an artist and leader in the revitalization of Karuk/Yurok/Hupa cultural traditions of northern California, describes how connection to family and connection to land go hand in hand. European colonists had severed their connection to their families and left behind any connection to land. As a result, Euro-American culture was not established with the familial connection to the land that is innate to indigenous cultures.