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  • ‘Team California’ Softball Sweeps the North American Indigenous Games

    July 22, 2017‘Team California’ Softball Sweeps the North American Indigenous Games Written by Terria Smith Photos and Details by Judy Leivas     A youth girls’ softball team dubbed ‘Team California’ with players from tribes across the state has won first place at the 2017 North American Indigenous Games! The young women swept the tournament, taking...
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  • In Our Languages: Nisenan

    July 21, 2017In Our Languages: Nisenan By Alan Wallace   ’ejowwisi woontiwisi woole myje habys. han honpetaajwisi. han honsynowisi hedem k’awi ni. Wanting to get mad and kill, I might become like them.  And go crazy.  And I will forget this place.   k’awi ‘uk’ojis. solni pajjom hontak’ojis. ‘esak’ni kodojampenaan, kaantee ‘isim. nisnaanik pe’a mi ‘esak’ac’e,...
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  • To Destroy in Whole or in Part: A presentation by Jack Norton

    July 12, 2017To Destroy in Whole or in Part A presentation by Jack Norton   It can be said the some of the earliest work of collecting historical information and publishing evidence of the genocide that was committed against California’s Native Peoples was done by Professor Emeritus Jack Norton in this book Genocide in Northwestern California: When...
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  • CSU San Marcos accepts American Indian Studies major

    April 23, 2017CSU San Marcos accepts American Indian Studies major By Terria Smith   Community members from Southern California tribal nations including the Cahuilla, Cupeño, Kumeyaay, Luiseño peoples, and beyond had a full presence during the California State University San Marcos April academic senate meetings for the proposal and vote on a new American Indian Studies...
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  • The First Peoples Exhibition features Native California and beyond

    April 20, 2017The First Peoples Exhibition features Native California and beyond   Earlier this month the First Peoples: A Celebration of Native artists in Southern California exhibition opened featuring 29 Native American artists and 100 works. The showing – which was organized by Walter L. Meyer, a Los Angeles based independent curator – highlights artists who...
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