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Breath of Life 2016: Bringing Story Back Home

Breath of Life 2016: Bringing Story Back Home By Vincent Medina Not too long ago, a friend of mine broke a beautiful abalone necklace. The beads were scattered, the pieces fragmented, a pattern barely in place on one end of the string. Instead of buying a new necklace, she decided to put it back together and fix it. She found the existing pattern that was there, and threaded the beads and abalone together, but soon r...
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Language and Love in Wonder Valley

Language and Love in Wonder Valley By Terria Smith   Hours of roads – big freeways, small highways, and tiny back streets – directed myself as well as lots of attendees through cities, mountains and farmlands to this year’s Language is Life Conference at the Wonder Valley Ranch in Sanger, Calif. The theme for this year was “Language is Love.” And indeed, love was all around. It was my first time to t...
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AICLS’ 12th Annual Language is Life Gathering

September 18-20 AICLS’ 12th Annual Language is Life Gathering, Wonder Valley Ranch and Conference Center, Sanger California. Language is Life is a two-day biennial workshop to protect and preserve California Indian languages. The keynote speaker will be Natalie Diaz. For more information and to register, visit www.aicls.org...
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AICLS’ 12th Annual Language is Life Gathering

September 18-20 AICLS’ 12th Annual Language is Life Gathering, Wonder Valley Ranch and Conference Center, Sanger California. Language is Life is a two-day biennial workshop to protect and preserve California Indian languages. The keynote speaker will be Natalie Diaz. For more information and to register, visit www.aicls.org...
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Breath of Life / Silent No More

“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, Chochenyo, together with the 60 language activists from the California Indian world at the Breath of Life Conference at the University of ...
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