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  • Fly with the Dragonflies

    August 2, 2017FLY WITH THE DRAGONFLIES AT ANNUAL DRAGONFLY GALA Release from Pat Murkland, Dorothy Ramon Learning Center   The annual Dragonfly Gala will celebrate Southern California’s Native American cultures on Aug. 12 with delicious foods, traditional music, displays, and arts.   The community event draws several hundred people from all walks of life each year...
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  • Water and Oil

    August 1, 2017Water and Oil By Michelle L. LaPena   The Great Central Valley of California used to be a floodplain. It was a marshy wetland before non-Indian settlement began, full of insects and game. Major villages of Native people lived along the banks of what are now the Sacramento and San Joaquin Rivers. The Sacramento...
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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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