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|CALIFORNIA INDIAN EDUCATION
Welcome 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; the Southern California Tribal Chairmen’s Association, Inc. (SCTCA); and the twenty seven federally-recognized Tribal Governments located in Southern California. Please CONTACT US to become involved with your community website!
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SOARING EAGLES: Community Nights
by Roy Cook & Vickie Gambala
INDIAN COUNTRY, SAN DIEGO, CA — This May 29, 2013, six in the evening, the Soaring Eagles workshop is sharing with the American Indian clinic the community night presentations.
The San Diego Symphony small ensemble with Leyla Zamora presented a violin selection of classical music... READ FULL NEWS FEATURE STORY.
NILS E. HASSELBERG SCHOLARSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT
The Nils E. Hasselberg Scholarship Committee would like to announce that applications are now being accepted for this year’s scholarship awards (2013-2014). The deadline for submitting applications is June 20, 2013. DOWNLOAD .zip (PDF, Word .doc) for more information
Family Violence Prevention & Services Program
Inter-Tribal Council of CA, Inc.
3425 Arden Way
Sacramento, CA 95825
Soaring Eagles at Randy Edmonds: Local Legends Honoring
by Roy Cook, Opata-Oodham, Mazopiye Wishasha
SCAIR Senior Advisor, Randy Edmonds is one of the honored local legends at the San Diego County Library and HHSA Aging & Independence Services new art exhibit - San Diego Legends: Living Well.
This annual recognition is comprised of painted portraits, photographs, and impact statements about six local elders who lead by example. This all took place May 31 at 6 p.m. at the Rancho San Diego Branch.
The exhibit included artist Mona Mills and the San Diego Legends plus refreshments and performances by the San Diego Native American Soaring Eagles Dancers and Ballet Folklorico Aquetzalli of Lemon Grove.
Our Native American San Diego Youth Soaring Eagle Dancers in full regalia and with traditional songs by the Green River singers represented each category of pow wow dance with spectacular response. Their attendance was in support of our honored elder and famous Emcee, Randy Edmonds.
Enjoy these images from William Buchanan, American Indian Warriors President. He and Joaquin Sandoval, in Honor Guard regalia, added their support to this worthy event. All attending had a great, Aho time tonight!... MORE PHOTOS.
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)
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...
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.
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.
EMINENT DOMAIN: Tribe moves to seize Wounded Knee
May 30, 2013, written and reported by Brandon Ecoffey, Native Sun News Managing Editor. All content © Native Sun News.
RAPID CITY — When James Czywczynski first announced that he was selling the two forty acre tracts of land; one at Wounded Knee and one at Porcupine Butte, for a total of $4.9 million, many people scoffed at the notion that someone would be willing to pay that much for the land.
Nonetheless as the months have passed and several potential buyers are now negotiating a final deal on the land the Oglala Sioux Tribe has decided to take action and file in federal court under the premise of Eminent Domain to seize the land.... READ FULL BREAKING NEWS STORY.
OFFICE OF TRIBAL GOVERNMENT RELATIONS
Eastern Region Training Summit for military veterans
WHEN: April 9-10, 2013
WHERE: Pala Casino Spa & Resort, Pala, California
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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).
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.
VIETNAM MEMORIAL: Inland volunteers seek photos of the fallen
BY MARK MUCKENFUSS STAFF WRITER May 26, 2013
Jack Ruffer keeps the faces of the fallen on his iPhone. There are 46 of them who look out from moments captured more than 40 years ago.
Ruffer, 71, of Palm Desert, was a career military man, a decorated Marine who served as a Charlie Company platoon commander in Vietnam. His service is highlighted in a book about the war, “Lions of Medina....” READ STORY.
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.
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
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
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.
JOIN HANDS TO PRESERVE KOSA'AAY
Friends of Kosa’aay,
SANDAG has published in two volumes the Draft SEIS/SEIR for the Mid Coast Corridor Transit Project. One may request from SANDAG a free CD of the Draft SEIS/SEIR, (EIR). Printed copies are in the SD branch libraries. SANDAG DOWNLOAD this EIR.
Because Taylor Street has not been turned into a freeway connector, we consider this treatment of the Taylor Street grade crossing a win for Old Town, Mission Hills, and Kosa’aay. I congratulate you all because without your involvement this probably would not have happened.
The review period ends July 16, 2013. Volume 1 mentions “Old Town” 74 times and “Taylor Street” 34 times. It appears that the grade crossing at Taylor Street will be left alone but there will be more stacking lanes for automobiles and a faster cycle time for the crossing arms. Table 3-23 projects that the number of trains traveling through the Taylor Street grade crossing during the two-hour peak period which is currently 24 will be 56 in 2030... READ MORE.
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
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4th Annual Native Youth Conference
Overnight College Experience
WHEN: July 16-17, 2013
WHERE: Cal State San Marcos
POSTER JPG DOWNLOAD
6TH ANNUAL HONORING TRADITIONS POWWOW
WHEN: August 23-25, 2013
WHERE: Pala Res.
DOWNLOAD PDF POSTER
All Tribes In: RECOVERY
Southern Indian Health Council, Inc.
WHEN: July 13, 2013
WHERE: Sycuan Powwow 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
7th Annual Sycuan Traditional Gathering
WHEN: June 29, 2013
WHERE: Sycuan Indian Reservation
POWWOW POSTER JPG DOWNLOAD
Dads & Grads Family Night
WHEN: June 19 & 20, 2013
IHC Dreamweaver Room (20th)
WHERE: Santa Ysabel (20th)
DOWNLOAD JPG POSTER
ONGOING SCHEDULED EVENTS:
MUSIC | CONCERTS | ART | CULTURE
Dorothy Ramon Learning Center, Inc.
SOARING EAGLES COMMUNITY NIGHTS
See flyers for more info
SOARING EAGLES WEBSITE
DOWNLOAD POSTER May 29th
DOWNLOAD POSTER June 26th
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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