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PUBLISHERTheir Crimes Were Being Aboriginal and Protecting Their Land!

Special Edition by Ernie C. Salgado Jr., publisher/editor, AMERICAN INDIAN REPORTER

AMERICAN INDIAN HISTORYManifest Destiny was the justification for the attempt to purge the Country of the Aboriginal people.

What is the justification today?

For the benefit of our young, we cannot change the past, but we can govern the future.

We live as a free people in a country that recognizes it wrongs. In a country that provides opportunities our ancestors never had. We must never forget our history, but we must live in the world in which we exist....

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CALIFORNIA INDIAN EDUCATION

GIRLS CALIEWELCOME to the official California Indian Education CALIE website, the American Indian tribal community leader in on-line Native American educational resources and community services in Southern California Indian Country. We collaborate with the thirty California Indian Education Centers established by the California Department of Education, and the twenty seven federally-recognized Tribal Governments located in Southern California. Please contact our Editor in Chief Ernie Salgado, Soboba Indian Reservation, to become involved with your tribal community website!

INDIGENOUS AMERICAN INDIAN TRIBES OF CALIFORNIA

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).

In addition, there are millions of Native American urban Indians living off reservation, many of whom depend on and benefit from tribal educational, news and tribal TANF programs.

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CTCA Establishes six-member Executive Council — California Tribes speak with one unified voice:

California Tribal Chairpersons Association, Inc. (CTCA)

by Ernie C. Salgado, Jr.
Publisher, Executive Editor, The American Indian Reporter

The California Tribal Chairpersons Association, Inc. became a realty in December 2018 with the formal approval of the organizational documents and the seating of the Board of Directors and the Executive Council.

The Board of Directors consist of one representative from each of the member tribes. The six-member Executive Council is composed of two representatives from the three geographical areas identified as Southern, Central, Northern.

Bo Mazzetti, Tribal Chairman of the Rincon Band of Luiseño Indians, has provided the leadership in bringing the tribal leaders together.

Michael Hunter, Tribal Chairman of the Coyote Valley Band of Pomo Indians was elected Vice Chairman of CTCA.

Garth Sundberg, Tribal Chairman of the Trinidad Rancheria was elected Treasurer of the CTCA.

Erica M. Pinto, Tribal Chairwoman of the Jamul Indian Village of California was elected Secretary.

Kevin Day, Tribal Chairman of Tuolumne Band of Me-Wuk Indians was elected Member at Large of the CTCA.

Dale Miller, Tribal Chairman of Elk Valley Rancheria was elected Member at Large of the CTCA.

Denis Turner, Executive Director of the Southern California Tribal Chairmen’s Association, Inc. SCTCA, provided the organization with expertise on the development of organizational document and in-service training.

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FOOTBALLEdward Hill, Pauma, All CIF Football
by Ernie Salgado
At six foot three and 285 pounds, 15-year-old Edward Hill, a junior at Valley Center High School in Escondido....

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KEITH VASQUEZ, Sports Reporter
San Pasqual Band of Mission Indians

Keith Vasquez (Kumeyaay) has joined CALIE as tribal Sports Editor. He was born and raised on the San Pasqual Indian Reservation located near Valley View Casino Hotel in the County of San Diego. The 35-year-old social media correspondent is an enrolled Kumeyaay tribal member who's also the father of five beautiful children (three boys and two girls). He self-publishes Southern California's premier Native American Indian sports news website: NativeSportsMedia.com

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DENNIS BANKSDENNIS BANKS, 80
1937-2017
American Indian Icon
Activist, Teacher, Author

by Ernie C. Salgado, Jr., Editor

Mr. Dennis Banks, Co-Founder of (AIM) the American Indian Movement passed away on October 29, 2017. However, his legacy will live forever as a true American Indian “Warrior” of the people.

In our short lives we seldom have the opportunity to meet or know of very few “Distinguished People” that truly grace us with their presence. I am proud to say Dennis Banks was my friend and one of the “Great Men” of our time.

Anyone that ever had the honor of meeting him knew him as an honest, humble and caring person. When he spoke to anyone it was with respect regardless of status, they be a United States Senator or a Reservation Indian, it didn’t matter...READ THE FULL NEWS STORY CALIE'S FAMOUS INDIAN STUDY & RESEARCH GUIDE ABOUT DENNIS BANKS.

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AIM FLAGDennis Banks co-founded the American Indian Movement (AIM) in 1968. Russell Means (left) joined the organization shortly thereafter. The two iconic Native American Indian leaders were key activists and spokespersons for the historic Wounded Knee incident (1973), and the Native American Occupation of Alcatraz Island (1969-1971).

PERSEVERANCE
Special OP-ED to The American Indian Reporter
by Ernie C. Salgado, Soboba Tribal Elder

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HILL
Pauma's Edward Hill All CIF Football

by Ernie Salgado
At six foot three and 285 pounds, 15-year-old Edward Hill a Junior at Valley Center High School in Escondido....

History
SANTA ROSA REZ FACING SELECTIVE LAW ENFORCEMENT...

by Ernie Salgado
Although the Soboba Indian Reporter does not support the legalization of marijuana, the enforcement of federal statutes on the Santa Rosa Indian Reservation is troublesome.
At issue is the sovereign authority of the tribe versus the federal statutes of the United States Government against the legal cultivation and sales of marijuana (cannabis) in California...

HILL
The True Origin of the Term “Native American”

by Ernie Salgado
Have you ever wondered who, where and when the term “Native American” originated?
Most folks under the age of 60 most likely assume it was always a term used to make reference to the American Indian people and as such just accept it.

History
DENNIS BANKS, DEAD AT 80

by Ernie Salgado, Soboba Tribal Elder
I am proud to say Dennis Banks was my friend and one of the “Great Men” of our time...

History
VETERANS DAY, HONORING SOBOBA MILITARY
by Ernie Salgado, Soboba Tribal Elder
Soboba Tribal members have served in the armed forces of the United States in every war and conflict since WWI ... It is estimated that over 80 million people were killed during the seven years of WW II. U.S. military records indicate their were 670,846 Americans wounded and 405,399 lost their lives, three of which were Tribal Members of the Soboba Band of Luiseño Indians...

History
YACK-A-DE-YACK, JOE CALAC
by Ernie Salgado, Soboba Tribal Elder
The year was around 1951–52 when my brothers, Bobby and Dumbo and I were the youthful menaces on the Soboba Indian Reservation...


YES, WE ARE STILL HERE

by Annette Guachino, Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel
While I was at La Jolla Shores, an elderly foreign woman, maybe Russian approached me. Heavy accent, she asked if we were real Indians and why we were singing and dancing there on the beach. She was genuinely interested, no sarcasm...


BACK TO SCHOOL ON THE RESERVATION

by Ernie Salgado, Soboba Tribe
It seems like the older we get the faster time flies or is it just my imagination getting the best of me, again?...

CASTILLO
ED CASTILLO
is a well-known tribal educator and American Indian activist who participated in the historic 19-month American Indian occupation of Alcatraz (1969-1971). He's also a celebrated Native American book author and retired professor/director of Native American Indian Studies at the Sonoma State University in California...

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SILENT RAIN ESPINOZA (Viejas)
, Christian High School Girls Softball team posted an outstanding .560 batting average with 62 hits and scored 64 runs, named All American First Team...

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AVELLAKA ARIVSO (Soboba)
, Hemet High School Girls Softball team, wins Bulldogs 2017 Most Valuable Player (MVP) award...

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KEYERA "FLORES" CAMERON
placed 2nd in the NFL 8-9 Year Old Pass, Punt and Kick Division Championships...

JOE BURTON
JOE BURTON (Soboba)
, a 2009 West Valley High School and Oregon State University Beavers basketball player, Joseph was voted 2016 MVP in his professional rookie year with the French ALM Évreux Basketball league team, continues successful pro sports career...

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CALIE.ORG Website Turns 11 Years!

GIRLS CALIEEstablished February of 2008 by Ernie C. Salgado Jr., www.californiaindianeducation.org website celebrated its 10th anniversary during Feb. 2019.

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TRADITIONAL Native American Indian & World Quotations

AMERICAN INDIANI am an Indian, American Indian. I prefer 'American Indian' (because) anyone born in the western hemisphere is a native American.

- Russell Means, Republic of Lakotah
(Activist, actor 1939-2012)

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YES, WE ARE STILL HERE

by Annette Guachino, Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel
special to the Soboba Indian Reporter

While I was at La Jolla Shores, an elderly foreign woman, maybe Russian approached me. Heavy accent, she asked if we were real Indians and why we were singing and dancing there on the beach. She was genuinely interested, no sarcasm.

She said she was in the restroom and couldn't wait to go out to see it for herself.

She was brought to tears listening to the bird songs and watching the young women dance. She kept saying it was beautiful just beautiful.

She asked if we lived on Indian reservations. I told her yes a lot (many) of us do and I told her she was on Kumeyaay land now.

She was so excited and the look in her eyes as she stood there and watched in disbelief that "real Indians" were before her was something I'd never witnessed.

I left her with tears in her eyes and a smile like a child looking at the gates of Disneyland.

She'd thought we were extinct.

This commentary was contributed by Annette Guachino and published with her permission.

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American Indians Second Class Citizens by Choice

by Ernie C. Salgado, Jr., Soboba Indian Reservation

I told myself not to write this article but sometimes I just can’t help myself. I guess I’m like the bug in the movie “Bugs Life” when he was told don’t look at the lights and as he looked at the light he said “I can’t help it.” So since I can’t help myself I am going to expose this can of worms.

EDITOR IN CHIEF

What is pathetic is that non-American citizens seem to get more protections from the Constitution of the United States of America than the American Indian tribal people. In fact just the other day the Federal Court judge in Hawaii ruled that the Trump travel ban was not legal because it violated the Civil Rights of the non-citizens. And if that’s not bad enough the Supreme Court ruled that the U.S. forces in combat fighting the Islamic extremist must read them their Miranda Rights.

Sure the United States Congress passed the Indian Civil Rights Act in 1968 (H.R. 2516) stating “The Indian Civil Rights Act of 1968 (ICRA) applies to the Indian tribes of the United States and makes many, but not all, of the guarantees of the Bill of Rights applicable within the tribes. The legislation also addressed the crises of domestic violence that pledge the American Indian community.

The Act appears today in Title 25, sections 1301 to 1303 of the United States Code. The “and makes many, but not all,” are troublesome and were not defied The US Supreme Court had made clear that tribal internal affairs concerning tribal members' individual rights were not covered by the Fifth Amendment to the US constitution. However, the tribes were ultimately subjected to the power of Congress and the Constitution... READ MORE.

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Serving the Southern California Inter-Tribal Community with employment information, job fairs, job listings, vocational training, education, courses and leads to gainful full and part time jobs in Southern California.

Employment & Job Training for Veterans in County of San Diego

Goodwill Industries of San Diego County has launched several programs (including Operation:GoodJobs) serving military veterans and their families. These programs focus on eliminating barriers to employment to facilitate your transition to the civilian workplace, prepare for your career, and assist you on the road to economic independence....

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2019:

Nineth Annual All Tribes in Recovery Gathering
Sycuan Indian Reservation
Sycuan Recreation Center
5577 Dehesa RD, El Cajon, CA 92019
July 6, 2019 - 10AM-5PM
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NEW: AMERICAN INDIAN WOMEN IN HISTORY

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Sacagawea, Shoshone, c. 1788-1812, Guide

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Maria Tallchief
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JIM THORPE (Sac & Fox Tribe)
1987-1953,
"Athlete of the Century" | "Greatest Athlete in the World"....

SOVEREIGNTY
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....

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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)....

RESEARCH HISTORICAL INDIAN SCHOOLS
American Indian Boarding School Experience

CALIE is compiling a historical Web portal for research into what happened circa 1850-1930...

VIEJAS EDUCATION
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hold successful Public Safety & Native Wellness Conference for Native American Indian youth and families...professional photo blog.

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