This week’s blog was written by Skyla B., an Ursids alumni. Skyla is Wolf Clan from Cherokee Nation. She attended the Ursids field school because she was interested in learning more about bears. While Skyla was at WLA, she learned so much about conservation and other things she didn’t even knew existed! Her favorite parts were learning about plants, being able to understand more about her own Cherokee heritage, and helping other realize why Indigenous perspectives are so important in everything we do. Skyla would like to use her opportunity as a blog writer to share Cherokee history, heritage, and culture so others can appreciate why it has a place in wildlife conservation.