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CSU San Marcos accepts American Indian Studies major

CSU 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 major. During the two meetings, which took place April 5...
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The First Peoples Exhibition features Native California and beyond

The 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 are from California tribes as well as those who resi...
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Reflection and gratitude for the past 30 years

Reflection and gratitude for the past 30 years By Terria Smith   Tribal community members and long time friends of News from Native California gathered at the Maidu Museum & Historic Site to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the magazine. The quarterly magazine – published by Heyday and devoted to California’s indigenous peoples –  was founded by Malcolm Margolin, David Peri, and Vera Mae Fredr...
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Experiencing Thirty Years of Cultural Renewal: Upcoming Community Events

Experiencing Thirty Years of Cultural Renewal Upcoming Community Events   March 2017 marks the 30th anniversary of News from Native California magazine. Throughout the year we will be celebrating “Experiencing Thirty Years of Cultural Renewal.” And there is nothing we would love more than for all of you to celebrate with us! We are hosting two events this April to commemorate this momentous occasion: News from N...
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Tribes celebrate the California v. Cabazon decision

Tribes celebrate the California v. Cabazon decision By Terria Smith The year 1987 was historical and monumental for California tribes, as well for tribes across the nation. It was from that year on that sovereignty prevailed and many tribes were able to become fully economically self-sufficient with the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in favor of the Cabazon Band of Mission Indians in the California v. Cabazon case. In the...
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