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WIC Education Programs on California Rancherias and Indian Communities, PART TWO: Doing It Ourselves

WIC Education Programs on California Rancherias and Indian Communities A Three Part Series By Samuel L. White Swan-Perkins Part Two: Doing it Ourselves As is evidenced in the first article in this series, California Native Americans have been proven to be motivated to fight the epidemic of Diabetes that is so prevalent in Indian Country. The devastation that was wreaked upon the California Natives during the Gold Rus...
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WIC Education Programs on California Rancherias and Indian Communities

WIC Education Programs on California Rancherias and Indian Communities A Three Part Series By Samuel L. White Swan-Perkins Part One: Hunger as a Constant Companion For most Californians, getting access to fresh fruits and vegetables requires a short trip to the grocery store. But say you are a single mother, a California Native American and living in a rural tribal area of the State? Turns out your access to food mig...
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Finery and Food Trucks: A Night at the California Indian Art Market

Finery and Food Trucks: A Night at the California Indian Art Market By Vincent Medina   Abalone finery, baskets, dancing and food trucks came together at the Oakland Museum of California on a crisp Fall evening on November 4th and 5th for the annual California Indian Art Market. The market, a partnership between News from Native California and the Oakland Museum of California, is now in its third year and going ...
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Education Summit at CIC

Education Summit at CIC By Gregg Castro Those active in the California Indigenous community are aware of one of our most pressing needs: to educate the public about the true history of our state. This is especially true for raising awareness of the “aliveness” of our many thriving communities. This became very apparent during the saddening-maddening time following the announcement by the Catholic Church that they wou...
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Acorns in Italy: Strengthening Our Traditional Foods Thousands of Miles Away

Acorns in Italy: Strengthening Our Traditional Foods Thousands of Miles Away. By Vincent Medina There is a powerful movement sweeping across Indian Country to reconnect with our traditional foods. Our traditional foods across North America, varied and diverse, were often actively suppressed as colonizers came into our land and tried to change every aspect of our lives and identities. This came in many forms, and in m...
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