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FIRST ANNUAL VIEJAS YUCCA FESTIVAL 2013
by Roy Cook, Opata-Oodham, Mazopiye Wishasha
On May 18, 2013, from noon to 7pm or so, the first Yucca Harvest celebration was held at the Viejas Tribal Culture grounds.
The Yucca plant is and has been a multi-purpose plant for the Southern California and greater western Native American people for thousands of years. This day the food value of the yucca blossoms are prepared in the traditional way and offered to the many residents of the Viejas reservation and visitors to this worthy event... READ STORY.
Ellison "Tarzan" Brown (1914-1975), Narragansett Indian Tribe of Rhode Island, a two-time winner of the Boston Marathon (1936 & 1939), and member of the U.S. Olympic Team of the 1936 Olympics games in Berlin, Germany.
OUTSTANDING TRIBAL VIDEO: Do you have children who are interested in sports?:
About Inter Tribal Sports (1:43) from Inter Tribal Sports on Vimeo.
From the CEO, Editor:
"Dear Tribal Community,"
(especially U.S. Military Veterans and their families)
OFFICE OF TRIBAL GOVERNMENT RELATIONS
Eastern Region Training Summit for military veterans
WHEN: April 9-10, 2013
WHERE: Pala Casino Spa & Resort, Pala, California
DOWNLOAD BROCHURE PDF
PALA NEWS PHOTOS:
Cindy Sullivan (Pala tribe) is a well-known Southern California American Indian female war veteran. National American Indian Veterans NAIV National Commander Donald Loudner (Crow Creek Sioux) presented her with an Eagle Plume and she posed with the plume on her vest for the above portrait shortly after the ceremony, April, 9, 2013....
Ernie Salgado, Jr (Luiseño, Soboba tribe) shows a poster he created listing the known 230 Native warriors listed as Native American on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington, DC. Mr. Salgado is collaborating with the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund VVMF, and American tribes to identify all the American Indian and Alaska Natives on The Wall project.
PALA VETERANS STORY & MORE PHOTOS. Alternate americanindiansource.com RELEASE (PDF).
TRADITIONAL Native American Indian & World Quotations
When people hurt you over and over, think of them like sandpaper. They may scratch and hurt you a bit, but in the end, you end up polished and they end up useless.
- Chris Colfer (Actor, singer, 1990-)
READ MORE Earth writings...
JIM THORPE NATIVE AMERICAN GAMES
Join us for an exciting week of athletic competition in Oklahoma City.
DATE: June 9-15, 2013
ENTRY DEADLINE: April 1st
Athletes representing Indian nations, bands and tribes from across the United States will gather to share their talents in the spirit of the "World's Greatest Athlete" and Native American Legend: Jim Thorpe!
Featuring 11 sports:
Tennis, Softball, Basketball, Golf, Track & Field, Cross Country, Wrestling, Stickball, Martial Arts, Beach Volleyball, 5K Run, plus an Oklahoma Native American High School All Star Football Game on Friday, June 14th!
More information: DOWNLOAD FLYER PDF | WEBSITE
JIM THORPE STUDY GUIDE:
JIM THORPE (Sac & Fox Tribe) 1987-1953,
"Athlete of the Century" | "Greatest Athlete in the World"....
INDIGENOUS AMERICAN INDIAN TRIBES CALIFORNIA
CALIE is committed to serving the educational needs of the Indigenous peoples of California and building a better future for all Americans across the United States of America.
There are some 565 federally-recognized Indian tribes in the United States (approximately 109 of them are located in California, with some 18 of those in the County of San Diego), plus millions of Native American urban Indians who may depend on and benefit from tribal educational programs... please take a moment to send us your FEEDBACK & SUGGESTIONS for improving this tribal educational resource.
|Contact CALIE ASSIGNMENTS EDITOR to request a news reporter to cover your tribal events.
American Indian Warriors Association at the 58th Massing of the Colors
by Roy Cook, Opata-Oodham, Mazopiye Wishasha
It is a grand, glorious San Diego with patriotic music day from the Spring Valley Middle School Youth Band at the 58th annual Massing of the Colors on May 4, 2013.
Most American Indian Warriors Association members were there early for the event at the Military Order of the World Wars, MO of WW event at Balboa Park Organ Pavilion. They, AIWA, were there in representation of those military Vietnam veterans and the thousands of Tribal Americans who have served this US of A... MORE STORY & PHOTOS.
Casino Pauma wins big in court
by J. Harry Jones, San Diego U-T, Mar. 20, 2013
PAUMA VALLEY — A federal court decision this week allowing a North County Indian tribe to rescind its gaming compact with the state will enable it to be reimbursed or save nearly $100 million.
U.S. District Judge Cathy Ann Bencivengo sided Monday with the Pauma Band of Mission Indians in a lawsuit filed nearly four years ago challenging the terms of an amended 2004 state compact to operate its casino off state Route 76 in Pauma Valley.
The judge ruled that the tribe should be allowed to operate under the conditions of a compact signed in 2000, rather than one it was forced to renegotiate four years later, because the state’s Gambling Control Commission erred when it incorrectly under-calculated the number of slot machines that could be applied for by all the tribes in the state.
Based on the bad calculations, Pauma was directed into renegotiations with Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger... MORE.
PHILLIP KWA'HAN ESPINOZA (Iipay, Mesa Grande Band of Mission Indians) completes three-day, 90-mile Spirit Run from Sherman Indian School to Mesa Grande in honor of his Great Uncle Alfonso.... READ STORY.
Education Director for Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians Appointed to State Board -- Nicolasa “Niki” Sandoval, Ph.D., education director for the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians, has been appointed to the California Board of Education. The 11-member State Board of Education is the policy body responsible for approving curriculum frameworks, textbooks, statewide assessments and standards for student performance... Dr. Sandoval is filling the vacancy left by James Ramos. READ STORY.
SAIGE Announces Youth Program at 10th Annual National Training Program
The Society of American Indian Government Employees (SAIGE) is a national non-profit organization that advocates for American Indian and Alaska Native Government employees.
SAIGE will host their 10th annual National Training Program, Guiding Our Destiny with Heritage and Traditions, June 3-7, 2013 in Spokane, Washington, at the Northern Quest Resort & Casino, owned by the Kalispel Tribe. As part of the Training Program, SAIGE will also host the annual Native Youth Program.
This program is designed to provide Native American students an opportunity to learn about careers within the federal government, to participate in professional and personal development workshops and leadership training, and to network with Native American professionals.
SAIGE encourages Native American youth to realize their potential to become leaders in their communities and schools, continue their educations by obtaining a college degree, and ultimately, to seek a career in the government sector in one of the multitude of civil service professions.
Federal agency representatives attending the conference will have the opportunity to participate as Exhibitors, meet students, and promote career opportunities within their respective agencies.
YOUTH SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE
SAIGE is offering a limited number of scholarships for Native students to attend the 2013 Training Conference June 3-7, 2013 in Spokane, Washington. The scholarships will include conference fee, airfare, hotel accommodations and meals.
The Youth Program is open to Native Students between the ages of 18 and 25 who can demonstrate they are currently enrolled in good standing at an accredited high school, college or university... READ FULL PRESS RELEASE & APPLICATION (PDF).
Joseph Burton (Soboba band) shatters Oregon State University Beavers' college basketball records with over 1,000 points scored, 700 rebounds, and 300 assists.
|CALIFORNIA INDIAN SOVEREIGNTY CENTER (CISC) Notices:
NEWSLETTER | REPORT | CALENDAR 2013
The Warner PTCC is hosting its annual Fall Festival in October of 2013 at Warner Unified School. This will be our biggest fundraiser for the 2013-2014 school year... We are in need of your support and donations. Read the Robyn Hall tribal donation letter.
US Department of Labor announces publication of final tribal consultation policy
OPA News Release: [12/04/2012]
Contact Name: Adriano Llosa or Laura McGinnis
Phone Number: (202) 693-4686 or x4653
Release Number: 12-2389-NAT
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Labor today published in the Federal Register its finalized tribal consultation policy, which establishes a formal process through which the department will engage in consultation with federally recognized tribes on actions or policies that will have a significant impact on tribal nations. This policy requires that the department's government-to-government consultation with the federally recognized tribes involve appropriate tribal and department officials.
"The finalization of the Department of Labor's tribal consultation policy constitutes an important step in our ongoing efforts to more meaningfully engage with Indian Country," said Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis. "Implementation of this policy will ensure that the department honors the government-to-government relationship shared between the United States and the federally recognized tribes."
President Obama previously has cited Executive Order 13175, which was issued by President Clinton, tasking executive branch departments and agencies with engaging in regular and meaningful consultation and collaboration with tribal officials in the development of federal policies that have tribal implications.
Following the president's charge, the Department of Labor began devising a plan. The Department of Labor held a series of consultative listening sessions, including meetings with representatives of the Native American community, the department's Native American Employment and Training Council, and the National Congress of American Indians, preceding the finalization of the tribal consultation policy. A draft version of the policy was published in the Federal Register on April 18, 2012, followed by a comment period that ended June 18.
The final policy can be viewed in the Federal Register here: federalregister.gov
The Gadsden flag is a historical American flag with a yellow field depicting a snake coiled and ready to strike. Positioned below the snake are the words "Don't tread on me". The flag was designed by and is named after American general and statesman Christopher Gadsden. It was also used by the Continental Marines as an early motto flag, along with the Moultrie Flag (source wikipedia.org).
New York town confiscates veteran's flag, claiming "Tea Party" ties
by Timothy Whiteman
The City Council of New Rochelle, NY has ordered the Revolutionary War's Gadsden Flag to be removed from its flagpole and confiscated from a patriotic veteran's group, as reported by the Sacramento Bee on April 8, 2013.
The conservative-leaning Thomas More Law Center has been retained by New Rochelle resident and former U.S. Marine Peter Parente, who is also the president of the United Veterans Memorial & Patriotic Association of New Rochelle, New York (UVMPA-NR).
"We have just begun to fight," Richard Thompson, President and Chief Counsel of the Thomas More Law Center said... READ STORY.
Dear Tribal Community,
A few years past the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall was created to honor the 58,282 brave American warriors that were killed in action or missing during the Vietnam War.
The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund is currently expanding the honoring of these heroes by building The Education Center next to “The Wall."
Two local American Indian boys — Joe Pink (Pala), and Willie Lyons (Morongo) — are already included in this memorial.
BARONA INDIAN RESERVATION, JANUARY 23, 2013 — Janna Hoehn (Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund VVMF), representing Jan Scruggs, presented the "Faces Never Forgotten" project to American Indian veterans to develop Tribal involvement in the national project... READ MORE.
YOUR PERSONAL INVITATION
I would like to extend an invitation for you to join us at Ahmium in identifying any other of our brothers or sisters that were killed or missing in Vietnam or any of our Wars or “Conflicts”.
Please read my COMPLETE LETTER for more information, including special contact information....
Ernie C. Salgado Jr.
Executive Director, Ahmium Education, Inc.
Soboba Tribal Member
To submit your letter for posting, please CONTACT THE EDITOR.
Serving the Southern California Inter-Tribal Community with employment information, job fairs, job listings, vocational training, education, courses and leads to full and part time jobs in Southern California. Help understanding employment laws and regulations, and where to get legal help within the Tribal Judicial System.
To post your job notices here, please CONTACT WEBMASTER...
Contact CALIE ASSIGNMENTS EDITOR to request a news reporter to cover & blog your tribal events.
The fun places where to find active fun things to do in Southern California, educational, family values, sports, cultural, and entertainment in San Diego area.
Postdocs & Professionals
SACNAS 2013 Summer Leadership Institute
WHEN: July 22nd-26th, 2013
WHERE: Stanford University
The SACNAS Summer Leadership Institute provides premier training for motivated underrepresented minority (URM) scientists who wish to master the skills necessary to lead institutional transformation. Developed in collaboration with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the Summer Leadership Institute is an intensive five-day course featuring small group exercises, keynote speakers, leadership development planning, networking opportunities, and extensive community building among selected participants....
13th Annual For All My Relations: A Conference for Indian Families
WHEN: July 18-20, 2013
WHERE: Marriott Anaheim next to Disneyland Resort Anaheim, California
4th Annual Native Youth Conference
Overnight College Experience
WHEN: July 16-17, 2013
WHERE: Cal State San Marcos
POSTER JPG DOWNLOAD
All Tribes In: RECOVERY
Southern Indian Health Council, Inc.
WHEN: July 13, 2013
WHERE: Sycuan Powwoe Grounds
DOWNLOAD PDF POSTER
Healthy Women: Healthy Native Nation
Wants You To Join Our Focus Groups!
WHO: Native American & Alaska Native Women age 18-45
WHERE: Rincon IHC
Santa Ysabel IHC
San Diego American Indian
Health Center (SDAIHC)
18th Annual Pechanga Powwow
WHEN: June 28-30, 2013
WHERE: Pechanga Casino, 45000 Pechanga Pkwy, Temecula, California, 92592
Head Staff coordinator: Randy Pico
POWWOW POSTER PDF DOWNLOAD
20th Annual California Statewide ICWA Conference
WHEN: June 25-27, 2013
WHERE: Pechanga Resort Casino, 45000 Pechanga Pkwy, Temecula, California, 92592
SAVE THE DATE & FLYER PDF DOWNLOAD
SAN PASQUAL RESERVATION
Peon Games & Bird Singers
WHEN: June 15, 2013
TIME: Games start at dusk
WHERE: San Pasqual Reservation, Valley Center, CA
DOWNLOAD HIGH-RES POSTER
7th Annual Sycuan Traditional Gathering
WHEN: June 29, 2013
WHERE: Sycuan Indian Reservation
POWWOW POSTER JPG DOWNLOAD
Inter Tribal Sports Annual Golf Tournament
WHEN: June 10, 2013
WHERE: Sycuan Resort Willow Glen Championship Course
DOWNLOAD BROCHURE REGISTRATION FORM
DOWNLOAD AUCTION/RAFFLE DONATION FORM
DOWNLOAD SPONSOR PDF
Youth Cultural Gathering
WHEN: June 1, 2013
WHERE: Santa Ysabel Gathering Grounds
23013 Highway 79, Santa Ysabel, CA 92070
POSTER PDF DOWNLOAD
50 Cal Concert, Native American Indian band
WHEN: May 31, 2013
50 Cal on FACEBOOK
WHERE: Ramona Main Stage
50 CAL POSTER PDF DOWNLOAD
Memorial Day Ceremony
"Honoring our fallen Veterans"
This year all of the Guachino Family is being honored. Please email, fax or mail pictures and bio's to the Santa Ysabel Office as soon as possible.
WHEN: May 27, 2013
9am Honoring San Felipe Cemetery
11am Honoring Santa Ysabel Cemetery
Contact Brandie Taylor, Santa Ysabel, for more info
Mental Health First Aid
3-year certification & manual
WHEN: May 21-22, 2012
WHERE: San Diego
Contact: Mental Health America
619.543.0412 ext 103
SAIGE Youth Program at 10th Annual National Training Program "Guiding Our Destiny with Heritage and Traditions"
Society of American Indian Government Employees
WHEN: June 3-7, 2013
WHERE: Northern Quest Resort & Casino (Kalispel Tribe)
100 N. Hayford Road
Airway Heights, WA 99001
YOUTH SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE!
READ FULL PRESS RELEASE & APPLICATION (PDF)
TRIBAL FOOD BANK & CLOTHES DRIVE
Tribes 4 Christ
WHEN: Fourth Monday of every month
WHERE: La Jolla Tribal Hall Gym
22000 Highway 78, Pauma Valley, CA
DOWNLOAD POSTER (PDF)
We operate on a first come, first serve basis and we are open to all people groups. Everyone is welcomed to browse but actual shopping doesn't start until 3:00pm every 4th Monday of each month. We partner with the North County Food Bank of San Marcos and they bring us fresh fruit and veggies and different kinds of breads, pastries and some times milk and eggs. Please help us get the word out.
To post your event, please CONTACT WEBMASTER...
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NEW: AMERICAN INDIAN WOMEN IN HISTORY
Sacagawea, Shoshone, c. 1788-1812, Guide
Maria Tallchief, Osage, "America's First Prima Ballerina"
JIM THORPE (Sac & Fox Tribe) 1987-1953,
"Athlete of the Century" | "Greatest Athlete in the World"....
AMERICAN TRIBAL SOVEREIGNTY — American tribes practiced their own forms of government for thousands of years before European intrusion and the formation of the United States government. The Constitution of the United States, U.S. Supreme Court, federal and state laws, as well as historical treaties all support the tribes' present-day legal rights to self-government and certain forms of tribal sovereignty....
JOHN CHIEF MEYERS (Cahuilla, Riverside, CA), 1880-1971, MLB teams the "Ironman" played for: New York Giants, Boston Braves, Brooklyn Robins. Career batting average .291, played in four World Series (1911, 1912, 1913, 1916)....
American Indian Boarding School Experience
CALIE is compiling a historical Web portal for research into what happened circa 1850-1930...
VIEJAS "V-STARS" hold successful Public Safety & Native Wellness Conference for Native American Indian youth and families...professional photo blog.
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