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    Wikitmallem Tahmuwhae: A Southern California Favorite

    February 8, 2016Wikitmallem Tahmuwhae: A Southern California Favorite Written by Terria Smith   Each and every year the anticipation for Wikitmallem Tahmuwhae is thrilling. Some of us get new ribbon dresses made just for the occasion. After all, it’s the event that kicks off the rest of Southern California bird song gatherings, fiestas and festivals for...
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    Call Out for Artists: “We Were Then, We Are Now”

    January 26, 2016A call out for artists who will like to feature their work in “We Were Then, We Are Now,” an exhibit focusing on California Indians using language as a way to tell the complex beauty of perseverance. This exhibit will be at the Maidu Museum in Roseville from May 21st through September 30th, 2016....
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  • Ernest Siva and Carolyn Horsman read the words of their family member Dorothy Ramon in Serrano and English at the Dorothy Ramon Learning Center's Native Voices Poetry Festival. (taken by Terria Smith)

    2016 Native Voices Poetry Festival: Stories, Good Nature & Friends

    January 26, 20162016 Native Voices Poetry Festival: Stories, Good Nature & Friends Written by Terria Smith Ernest Siva quieted every person in the San Manuel Gathering Hall with the sound of his gourd rattle and warm singing. He told us that all gatherings there are opened with a song, “They are our books, our literature.” Each...
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    IndiVisible comes to the Agua Caliente Cultural Museum

    January 25, 2016IndiVisible comes to the Agua Caliente Cultural Museum Written by Terria Smith Visitors filled the Agua Caliente Cultural Museum on the evening following the 30th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr. Day for the opening reception of IndiVisible: African-Native American Lives in the Americas. My 13-year-old daughter Emma and myself were among those guests....
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    UC Riverside and the Riverside Metropolitan Museum to present “Unratified”

    January 20, 2016UC Riverside and the Riverside Metropolitan Museum to present “Unratified” Written by Terria Smith   Scholars, tribal leaders, and community members are set to present Saturday, January 23 about the history of 18 California tribal treaties that were signed by three federal commissioners between 1851 and 1852 and never ratified.   Clifford Trafzer, UC...
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