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"I Love You" across Native California
In 2011, I began a Ph.D. program in Ethnic Studies at UC Berkeley. During my first semester at Cal, the American Indian Graduate Student Association (AIGSA) emailed an announcement that it was going to host its first ever “mixer” for Native grad students to meet each other and talk about their research (free pizza included). I was so nervous to attend!
From a StoryCorps Interview with Julian Lang
Last night i dreamed of my grandma. She was even more tiny and frail than in life, and I instinctively reached out, lifting her up and wrapping my arms around her, holding her gently and protectively against my body as I would a child.
"In the past, my ancestors lived in Echilat and Tucutnut. Back then they all lived there, then came the mission. It was not good. The mission was bad. Then came the Americans, and they were even worse. But they were very strong, my ancestors. They allow me to be here. Like the moon, we waned, yes. But also like the moon, we have revived. We are well now. We have returned."
Recipe for Spring Mushroom Omelet
Watercress, NDN Lettuce, and Clover Salad
I was raised in and around the Orleans area along the Klamath River, spending much of this time with my grandparents Gary and Adrian at their house near Allen Creek, above the mouth of Red Cap Creek. All of these photos, except one, were taken within the last couple weeks, around these same areas. Na Karuk araar.
The San Ignacio Indian Reservation isn't on a map. It's a dream, a fiction, a nostalgia, a metaphor.
Ethnobotany Project: Contemporary Uses of Native Plants, Southern California and Northern Baja Indians by Rose Ramirez and Deborah Small; Indian Baskets of Northern California and Oregon by Ralph Shanks; Red Indian Road West: Native American Poetry from California, edited by Kurt Schweigman and Lucille Lang Day
Beyond Recognition, directed by Michelle Grace Steinberg
Elders, grandfathers, and grandmothers hold a special place in the hearts and traditions of California’s Native peoples. They are often the orator of stories, the singer of songs, and custodians of the dance. They are both guardian and disseminator of sacred knowledge, a bridge between past and future generations.
In September 2015, the U.S. Department of Education awarded the University of California–Riverside a large grant through the Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) program. The grant of $1.6 million includes matching funds from UC Riverside and will support high- achieving undergraduate students from traditionally underrepresented groups working toward the Ph.D. in a field offering an academic emphasis in Native American studies.