News from Native California is a quarterly magazine published by Heyday and devoted to the vibrant cultures, art, languages, histories, social justice movements, and stories of California’s diverse Indian peoples.

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    In Our Languages — Kelina Lobo

    July 30, 2014Kelina Lobo has been teaching her Acjachemen language off and on for many years since getting her degree in linguists and is working on an online learning site. She has written several rock and pop songs in Acjachemen that she’s looking to produce with a band. When she talks about what she loves sharing...
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    In Our Languages — Cody Pata

    July 29, 2014Following Coca Cola’s Super Bowl advertisement with “America the Beautiful” sung in a multitude of languages, a social media backlash spread very quickly under the hashtag “#SpeakAmerican.” Cody Pata translated and sung “America the Beautiful” in his Nomlaki language. His video, both poignant and beautiful, raises the question of what languages are truly indigenous to North...
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    Breath of Life / Silent No More

    July 1, 2014“I hear their voices. Their faces, I cannot see. They have so much to say, and they want to speak with me.” —Brian Tripp (Karuk) If the first week of June had a guiding mantra, I am confident it would be this. I spent this time focusing on revitalizing words of my native language,...
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    Karuk Story, “Frog Marries Moon”

    June 23, 2014Julian Lang narrates a traditional Karuk story
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