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  • The Chochenyo Harrington Papers

    Breath of Life 2016: Bringing Story Back Home

    June 22, 2016Breath of Life 2016: Bringing Story Back Home By Vincent Medina Not too long ago, a friend of mine broke a beautiful abalone necklace. The beads were scattered, the pieces fragmented, a pattern barely in place on one end of the string. Instead of buying a new necklace, she decided to put it back...
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    Reflections on NCORE San Francisco

    June 21, 2016On May 31st through June 4th, 2016, the 29th Annual NCORE (National Conference on Race and Ethnicity) Conference was held in San Francisco. The Conference had a large presence of California Indian people working to bring justice to our communities. California Native folks, along with the larger American Indian community, under the name NONCORE, made it clear our voices matter and,...
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    Sentencing in NPS Vandalism Case

    June 20, 2016Sentencing in NPS Vandalism Case By Samuel White Swan-Perkins   A woman who used acrylic paints and markers to create her artwork on several rock formations in several sites across the west in 2014 has been sentenced this week. Casey Nocket of San Diego, CA pleaded guilty to seven counts of misdemeanor destruction of...
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    Fine Art and Old Friends: Photographs from the Black Oak Indian Art Market

    June 8, 2016Fine Art and Old Friends: Photographs from the Black Oak Indian Art Market By Vincent Medina The News from Native California crew was on the Tuolumne Rancheria last May at the Black Oak Casino annual Indian Market. We drove through the lush Central Valley and into golden foothills that lead to Tuolumne and felt...
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  • Liljana Adams (left) with Tiffany Adams

    Poem Red

    June 6, 2016  Recently, Liljana Paulonie Adams (Miwok/Nisenan/Konkow/Hawaiian) wowed the audience at the premiere of the musical “Something Inside is Broken” and at Sierra College’s Indigenous Peoples’ Days when she read her poetry. The poem she read not only gives voice to the Native women who were silenced after contact, but also balanced the unheard voices...
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