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Cahuilla

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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Three decades of culture, sharing, and friendships

Three decades of culture, sharing, and friendships By Terria Smith   Tears were shed, memories were shared, and of course there was a lot of laughter at the 30th anniversary magazine release celebration for News from Native California. Our quarterly magazine published by Heyday and devoted to California’s indigenous peoples, was founded by Malcolm Margolin, David Peri, and Vera Mae Fredrickson as a bi-monthly ma...
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Southern California Communities Rally for Standing Rock

Southern California communities rally for Standing Rock Written by Terria Smith Tribal people from across Southern California are showing their support for the Standing Rock Sioux Nation’s movement against the Dakota Access Pipeline in a series of demonstrations that have taken place across the region. As has been internationally publicized, the community members of Standing Rock along with thousands of tribal member...
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A leader’s powerful lasting legacy

A leader’s powerful lasting legacy Written by Terria Smith   I remember Chairman Richard Milanovich very well. My late auntie Lucille Torro served with him on the Agua Caliente Tribal Council. During part of his 30 years in office my mother also served as Chairwoman for our tribe at Torres Martinez. She was always happy whenever she saw him because he was such a kind and friendly man. In fact, when my mother ret...
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