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    A First Gathering, A Long Time Coming.

    August 17, 2015A First Gathering, A Long Time Coming. By Terria Smith We drove up the mountain from our many homes – Pala, Barona, Morongo, Santa Rosa, Torres Martinez, Santa Ysabel, Agua Caliente and others – our destination was the Cahuilla Band of Indians Reservation. The journey up through the winding roads of the Santa Rosa...
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    “It’s Complicated”: Two Spirits Not OK to Marry In Much of Indian Country

    August 17, 2015“It’s Complicated”: Two Spirits Not OK to Marry In Much of Indian Country By Samuel White Swan-Perkins   Despite the recent SCOTUS decision regarding the definition of the Fourteenth Amendment, recognizing the right of LGBT+ couples to marry, there are places in Indian Country that remain untouched by the landmark ruling. Nations such as...
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    IN OUR LANGUAGES – sʰamala Chumash

    August 5, 2015IN OUR LANGUAGES – sʰamala Chumash By Maria Solares Submitted by Nakia Zavalla ma mištoyo moq swil i kwekʼi samkuti sukʼ i yɨxsɨʼn a noswil. kwekʼi swil i sʰaqicwil,
 na swil a ʼiʼlepeš, swey, šuwax, pa yilaʼ a noswil a yɨxsɨʼn. 
ma speypeʼy kwekʼi swil a mištoyo,
 pa yilaʼ cyɨwyɨʼw a speʼy.
 ma speʼy...
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    Hupa Lives Matter!

    August 4, 2015Hoopa Valley Tribe Press Release HUPA LIVES MATTER! Hoopa CA— Members of the Hoopa Valley Indian Reservation are facing a state of emergency. As Northern California is consumed by wildfires, it is neither safe to breath the air nor drink the water. There are daily health warnings in place advising our members of degraded air and...
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