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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  • Basket Hymn

    December 7, 2017Basket Hymn By Yulu Ewis The following is a video poem created by Yulu Ewis (Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria).
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  • In Our Languages: Luiseño

    September 29, 2017Téelamal Chamkwíinamu Pokwáan Words, which are little prayers, for our life-giving roots. Shelbi Nahwilet Meissner   (nohúu’univuktum pí’ nopilá’chivuktum ‘atáaxum Chamtéela pomkwáan) (for my Luiseño language teachers and students) Pilá’chiqan notéelapiy chamtéelangax. Chamkwíinamu, súspul téelamal nopiláchiqat ‘áaq téelat kihúut ‘omkwáan. I am learning to speak in our language. Children, our life-giving roots, each word...
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  • California Tribal College Names Dr. Billie Jo Kipp College President

    September 19, 2017California Tribal College Names  Dr. Billie Jo Kipp College President  Will Lead Development of Campus, Curricula, and Programs (Brooks, CA) September 18, 2017 – The Board of Regents has appointed Dr. Billie Jo Kipp to take over as President of the California Tribal College (CTC). Dr. Kipp was selected following a year-long nationwide search....
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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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