Dominican, Coast Miwok Tribal Council of Marin Host Screening of Saging the World
On October 17, the Coast Miwok Tribal Council of Marin and Dominican University of California’s Indigenous Partnership Circle presented a screening of Saging the World, a documentary film examining the harmful impact of saging in popular culture.
The film was followed by a panel discussion featuring Sara Moncada (Yaqui/Irish) MA
Humanities ’18, CEO of The Cultural Conservancy, and Joe Sanchez, President of Huukuiko and
founding member of the Coast Miwok Tribal Council of Marin.
Indigenous communities have tended a relationship with white sage for thousands of
generations. White sage (Salvia apiana) only occurs in southern California and northern Baja
California, Mexico. Today, poachers are stealing metric tons of this plant from the wild to
supply international demand. Saging the World spotlights the ecological and cultural issues
intertwined with white sage, centering on the voices of Native advocates who have long
protected and the plant. This short documentary was produced by Rose Ramirez, Deborah
Small, and the California Native Plant Society to foster awareness and inspire action for white