Interdependence Salon #1 – Metabolic Studios

A declaration of interdependence must be followed by a practice of interdependence. Achieving this interdependence takes both seeing and doing, both vision and action. A new collective vision is needed, centered and prioritized around the common good and community.

As we live through these uncertain times, we hope as a community to collectively support one another and share our knowledge and voices. Please join us every Thursday at 1pm PST for a series of Interdependence Salons virtually on Zoom as we take inspiration this season from Buckminster Fuller’s 1976 Bicentennial Declaration of Interdependence. Metabolic Studio will be hosting special invited guests discussing their work in this new reality we are facing.

Thursday April 23rd, 2020

Guests: Andrew Salas and Matthew Teutimez

Andrew Salas is the son of Ernie P. Teutimez-Salas, Chief of the Gabrieleño Band of Mission Indians – Kizh Nation. Mr. Salas serves as Chairman of the Tribe since 2008. Under the guidance of his father, Mr. Salas has attained over 35 years of experience in Native American consulting and protection of tribal cultural resources. Mr. Salas works closely with archeologists, museums, colleges and lead agencies on protecting cultural resources and revitalization of the Gabrieleño culture and serves as the region’s only Tribal Representative for the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument designated in 2014 by President Barack Obama.

Matthew Teutimez is the son of John Teutimez Jr., Elder of the Kizh-Gabrieleno Band of Mission Indians and is an active member of the Gabrieleño Band of Mission Indians – Kizh Nation and has served as Tribal Biologist since 2010. Mr. Teutimez was taught Kizh Gabrieleno cultural knowledge by Chief Ernie P. Teutimez-Salas along with multiple elders of the Kizh Gabrieleno Tribe. Mr. Teutimez received both his Bachelor of Science degree and his Master of Science degree from California State University, Long Beach and has become the Tribe’s specialist in ethnobotanical and cultural uses of native plants and animals as well as historical natural resource distributions within the traditional Kizh tribal territory. Mr. Teutimez is a member of the Tribal Advisory Council for California’s Environmental Protection Agency and he works to promote tribal concerns and traditional ecological knowledge for the State’s environmental policies and is the only representative of a non-federally recognized tribe on the EPA’s Tribal Advisory Council.