Dahkota Brown Leads the Way!

Wilton Miwok youth leader, Dahkota Brown, has been an outspoken activist for Native rights this past year. He gave an especially articulate interview to MSNBC on Native mascots in August. His non-profit NERDS (Native Education Raising Dedicated Students) is doing great work.   Sam White Swan-Perkins (TsaLaGi/Siksika) caught up with Dahkota to talk about his recent trip to Washington, D.C. for the White House Tribal N...
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Roberta Reyes Cordero, Indigenous Leadership Awardee

Roberta Reyes Cordero, Indigenous Leadership Awardee By Megan Foucht For nearly twenty years, she has helped the Chumash Nation reestablish a connection to its canoeing and seafaring roots, while actively pursuing ways to give tribal people a voice in marine planning in California.  “I’m a facilitator,” says Roberta Cordero. “I love to help people come together and talk, say what they need to say without fear, and kn...
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“In Our Languages” translation. Hossi Melle/Hossi Šaaw

With the principal purpose of language being to communicate with one another, we at News would like to encourage a shift that moves beyond translating all our words verbatim into English, and begin to use our languages for internal communication within our communities. This article will be the first of a series brought to you by News from Native California and the Advocates for Indigenous California Language Survival...
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Oren R. Lyons On Responsibility

Give a listen to Soundcloud. Oren Lyons talks about responsibility. Seventh generation is about vision. It’s about leadership looking ahead. It’s about responsibility....
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California Indian Conference & Gathering

28th Annual California Indian Conference. The California Indian Conference and Gathering is an annual event for the exchange of views and information among academics, educators, California Indians, students, tribal nations, native organizations and community members focusing on California Indians. A wide variety of topics are presented including: sovereignty, leadership, dance, storytelling, native languages, histori...
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