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‘Team California’ Softball Sweeps the North American Indigenous Games

‘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 home an undefeated win. The North American...
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In Our Languages: Nisenan

In 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, nisek pe’am wenne my ‘esak’leleetim. Better to travel the land...
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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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