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Terria Smith

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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Harry Fonseca collection becomes largest individual artist acquisition at The Autry Museum of the American West

Harry Fonseca collection becomes largest individual artist acquisition at The Autry Museum of the American West Written by Terria Smith When most of us think of Coyote in the context of our California Native cultures, we may think of the lessons we were taught through our creation stories. What we likely do not think of is Coyote taking ballet, playing the piano, or skateboarding. But these are exactly the things Coy...
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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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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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Beautiful Times at the Humboldt Big Time

Beautiful Times at the Humboldt Big Time By Vincent Medina One of my favorite things about working at News from Native California is the ability to travel often throughout California Indian country, and tow our beautiful books and our magazine along with us. This past weekend was one of those exciting trips, our editor (and dear friend) Terria Smith, my partner Louis Trevino, and myself made the trek from Berkeley an...
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