Violet Sage Walker is the vice chairwoman of the Northern Chumash Tribal Council and the spokesperson for the proposed Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary. A descendant of Avila Beach and San Luis Obispo County, California, Violetis campaigning tirelessly for the proposed 140-mile Chumash National Marine Sanctuary to regain her community’s fundamental rights. She is a 7th generation beekeeper, and the last Chumash born in Avila Beach. She is a graduate of CSUB in pre-law and Political Science. Her passion for politics and protection of her homeland obligates her to protect where she stands and share her story her traditional education—an oral history passed down by her elders. Violet is the founder of Native Herbs and Honey Company, and the Chumash Kitchen help educate the community on the importance of protecting sacred places a glimpse of which can be found in products she makes and classes she teaches.