ON THE COVER: Rose Ramirez (Chumash/Yaqui) teaches her granddaughter Luna to weave at the 2013 California Indian Basketweavers Association gathering at the Tule River Indian Reservation. Photo by Lindsie Bear.
The College of Marin and the Miwok Archaeological Preserve of Marin have teamed to bring Native skills into the university with a new certificate program.
I received the press release email about three years ago when I was working as a staff reporter for the Desert Sun newspaper. The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, along with KVCR in San Bernardino, was putting together a Native American television channel. “Finally,“ I remember saying to myself. “Native people will be able to see themselves reflected.”
In May 2013, Old Mission Dolores in San Francisco received a letter of complaint from a grade school teacher who had brought her class on a recent field trip. She took issue with the Ohlone focus of the tour that Vincent Medina (Ohlone) led, upset that it had not spent more time on the Spanish history and influence at the mission. She alleged rather vehemently that teaching Indian heritage at the mission was undermining the cultural pride of her students of Hispanic heritage. Andrew Galvan (Ohlone/Miwok/Patwin), the curator at the mission and Vincent’s boss, responded with this thorough and moving letter about the ethos of their educational program.
I have fond memories associated with paanihac (some people call it paahinac).
I can handle a saw or chop wood as good as any man can. It’s better that way. Then you don’t have to depend on anybody; you can just do anything you need to do.
Big Times/Little Times
With Respect: Curtis Marion Burrows, Clara Charlie, Felipe “Phil” Galvan , Merle Douglas “Doug” Smith, Archie Thompson
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