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  • Raymond Huaute (Cahuilla/Chumash) teaches language emersion demonstrations through traditional games during the Paayish Neken Language Foundation workshop.

    UCR focuses Medicine Ways Conference on “Language: Revitalization of Culture”

    May 12, 2015UCR focuses Medicine Ways Conference on “Language: Revitalization of Culture” By Terria Smith The critical need for the revitalization of indigenous language was the forefront topic at the University of California Riverside’s 34th annual Medicine Ways Conference. The conference opened with a blessing and keynote that was given by cultural educator and musician Ernest...
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    In Our Languages – Stephanie Lumsden

    April 29, 2015Na:tini-xw wint’e-ding Hoopa Valley (Where the trails return) the forever place by Stephanie Lumsden (Hupa) Na:tini-xw ch’idun’-ding Hoopa Valley, the first place Ky’a:da:ne:-xosin Acorn gathering is happening Ta’na:n-na:niwe:sile’n Trinity River, as a power one should pray to Ts’ehdiyah to:-wingkyah I am happy the water has risen, gotten bigger Ya’k’itł’oy They are weaving baskets Dining’xine:wh-mił...
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    PAYA, The Water Story of the Paiute

    April 22, 2015On this Earth Day, watch the trailer for PAYA, The Water Story of the Paiute and their fight for water rights in the Owens Valley. As Sage Romero (Paiute) says, the movie is about “sharing the truth about Los Angeles taking our sacred resource and changing our valley and people. Water is sacred, honor...
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    “Standing on Sacred Ground” will be on KQED

    April 22, 2015The rise of the Shasta Dam is currently before Congress, and with critics calling the current drought a result of “misguided environmental policy,” this national public television broadcast (also airing on the World Channel beginning May 17) gives viewers an inside look at the traditional ceremonies of Northern California’s Indigenous Winnemem Wintu tribe and...
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    Moompetam – Gathering of the Salt Water People

    April 13, 2015A beautiful reminder of Moompetan, Gathering of the Salt Water People, produced by our friends at FNX | First Nations Experience.
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