“Indigenous Re-Generation is a 501c3 that exists to inspire Native Communities on re-generative living concepts, through food cultivation, medicinal farming, culture and eco-village education programs, to achieve re-indigenization and true Tribal sovereignty.”

Indigenous Regeneration was launched in early 2017 by Lacey & Paul Cannon and utilizes their network of philanthropists, community partners, Indigenous rights activists and musicians to bring programming and resources to Tribal Communities in San Diego. We believe emotional and physical wellbeing is achievable through reconnection to the land, self and others.

Our programming is focused on; traditional and contemporary food cultivation, environmental awareness and re-connection to the land, traditional plant education and integration, Indigenous primitive survival skills, healthy self expression through music, art and cultural activities, regenerative agriculture concepts and sustainable building techniques for future economic growth on San Diego reservations. All of our programming is designed from an Indigenous view, overseen by elders on our board and is aligned with holistic practices for modern benefits.

Lacey Cannon

Founder, Waipuk Clan through marraige

Paul Cannon

C0-founder, Kumeyaay musician, Waipuk Clan

Board member

Jacob Alvarado

Kumeyaay, Waipuk Clan, Apache, Board Member

Eli Keim

Kumeyaay, Cultural Monitor, Board Member

Dr. Meg Hiesinger

Dr. of Anthropology, Board Member

Larry Banagas

Kumeyaay Elder, Luseno, Board Member

Lorraine Orosco

Kumeyaay, San Pasqual Director of Education, Board Member

Richard Bugbee

Pala Member, Kumeyaay Ethnobotanist, Payomkowishum Elder, Board Member

Mallory Morgan

Board Member

Damian DeRobbio

Board Member

Deana Martinez

Kumeyaay, San Pasqual education Coordinator, Board Member

Abner Nevarez

Board Member

Lora Oconnor

Board Member


Indigenous Regeneration offers the following services

Community Events & Healing Circles

Please visit our Calendar for our upcoming community events and please contact IRG directly for more information on our Healing circles

Private Events

Contact IRG to learn more about our Private Events Department and the vast team of professionals we work with

Field Trips

Contact IRG to learn more about how your school can come enjoy an Educational tour of our 6-acre garden and eco-village

Programs for Native Youth

Indigenous Regeneration offers Indigenous based outdoor education that is rooted in concepts of healing, self love, healthy personal expression and has an Earth  centered philosophy woven into the design of the activities.

Educational Workshops

Contact IRG or check our Calendar to learn about what Educational works shops are currently available.

Eco-Design Consulting

Contact IRG to learn more about our consultation and design services


Indigenous Regeneration is currently working on the following projects


2017 MataYuum - An Indigenous Regeneration project

Indigenous Benefit Concert ft. Nahko & Paul Cannon Iron Sage Wood

Indigenous Regeneration's First Gathering at Mata'Yuum

Indigenous Regeneration's Mission - Concept overview

Click here to see our events calendar and to sign up to volunteer. Thank you



You can reach us at the following address:
Po Box 886 Valley Center, CA 92082


Email your issues and suggestion and the following email addresses:


From Tuesday through Thursday, 10:00 – 4:00, call us at:

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We are in need of helping hands to develop and maintain our Educational garden space. If you are interested in volunteer opportunities, please sign up on our Calendar

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