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Luiseno

In Our Languages: Luiseño

Téelamal Chamkwíinamu Pokwáan Words, which are little prayers, for our life-giving roots. Shelbi Nahwilet Meissner   (nohúu’univuktum pí’ nopilá’chivuktum ‘atáaxum Chamtéela pomkwáan) (for my Luiseño language teachers and students) Pilá’chiqan notéelapiy chamtéelangax. Chamkwíinamu, súspul téelamal nopiláchiqat ‘áaq téelat kihúut ‘omkwáan. I am learning to speak in our l...
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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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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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Community members “Walk for Honor. Walk for Justice” in the Pauma Valley

Community members “Walk for Honor. Walk for Justice” in the Pauma Valley Written by Terria Smith The bright sun beamed on the Pauma Band of Luiseno Indian Reservation for more than a hundred beautiful women, men and children who took a 3.5 mile trek across the village to “Walk for Honor. Walk for Justice.” The 7th Annual Inter-Tribal Sexual Assault Awareness Walk hosted by Avellaka took place Sunday, April 17. The Av...
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