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  • Photo by: Terria Smith - Courtesy of FNX | First Nations Experience

Dennis Turner (Rincon Band of Luiseño Indians), executive director of the Southern California Tribal Chairmen's Association, moderates a Q & A session with LaDonna Harris (Comanche Nation), president of Americans for Indian Opportunity, after the showing of the documentary "Indian 101" at the 2nd Annual San Diego American Indian Film Festival.

    A Warm Closing for the San Diego American Indian Film Festival

    November 26, 2014A Warm Closing for the San Diego American Indian Film Festival Written by Terria Smith The closing day of the 2nd Annual San Diego American Indian Film Festival proved to be first class, positive and very inspiring. The California Indian Culture and Sovereignty Center hosted the event Nov. 20-22. The first two days of...
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    In Our Languages — Michelle Harris

    November 3, 2014  Wee’a – Blessing   ‘Ow, ‘unnuni michcha – Oh, Great One Ma molis ‘opu suk hii – We are grateful for this day Muk’am kennetto – All together Waya maako towis wuski – Give us good hearts Hunaa maako towis hinak suk weyyatto – So that we do good in this world Sutammi...
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    Roberta Reyes Cordero, Indigenous Leadership Awardee

    October 22, 2014Roberta Reyes Cordero, Indigenous Leadership Awardee By Megan Foucht For nearly twenty years, she has helped the Chumash Nation reestablish a connection to its canoeing and seafaring roots, while actively pursuing ways to give tribal people a voice in marine planning in California.  “I’m a facilitator,” says Roberta Cordero. “I love to help people...
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    Reflections of SF Giants Native American Heritage Night 2014

    October 21, 2014Reflections on SF Giants Native American Heritage Night 2014 by Samuel White Swan-Perkins The fourth annual SF Giants Native American Heritage Night was celebrated this past July 23, 2014. One of many Cultural Heritage theme nights hosted by the San Francisco Giants, Native American Heritage Night is a fan favorite. Native American Heritage Night...
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    The Albert and Vivien Hailstone Collection

    October 20, 2014 The Albert and Vivien Hailstone Collection  Written by Ron Johnson   The Clarke Historical Museum is honored to be the recipient of the Hailstone Collection of Native American baskets.   The public is invited to come down and enjoy this new exhibit with a special reception November 15, 2014 from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.  The Clarke Museum would...
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