News from Native California is a quarterly magazine published by Heyday and devoted to the vibrant cultures, art, languages, histories, social justice movements, and stories of California’s diverse Indian peoples.




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    In Our Languages. Voices on Missions.

    January 28, 2015California Indian voices on what Missions represent ‘akkwet horše k-hinnan, kiš sohyen k-hinnan ‘aa ‘e hemme mákkin — My heart is sad on me, oh but we are alive still. Chochenyo Ohlone Vincent Medina   pachu attap waS aa mishshix rumsen rottey. inn kuwee makk emmen. — Now it is good to be Rumsen again. But...
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    January 26, 2015COMMON AND INSTITUTIONAL SAINTS Written by Ursula K. Le Guin Reading about the imminent canonization of Junipero Serra I want to tear my hair and shout at the Catholic Church and its clever pope, “How can you call this religious conquistador, this cruel bigot, this terrible man, a saint?” Maybe I can calm down by...
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    Native Reflections on the News of Junipero Serra’s Canonization

    January 23, 2015The California Indian community in recent days has shared a multitude of expression regarding Pope Francis’ decision made on January 15th, 2015 to make a saint of Junipero Serra, the founder of the California Mission System. We continue to be amazed by the thought, intelligence, grace and dignity by those in Native California who...
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    Dahkota Brown Leads the Way!

    January 5, 2015Wilton Miwok youth leader, Dahkota Brown, has been an outspoken activist for Native rights this past year. He gave an especially articulate interview to MSNBC on Native mascots in August. His non-profit NERDS (Native Education Raising Dedicated Students) is doing great work.   Sam White Swan-Perkins (TsaLaGi/Siksika) caught up with Dahkota to talk about his...
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    StoryCorps at the Maidu Museum

    December 30, 2014StoryCorps at the Maidu Museum by Tiffany Adams, News from Native California Contributing Editor A little over a week ago I had the privilege and honor to help bring together Native peoples from around northern California to share some of the stories of their lives. It was a day of many feelings for most...
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