Author Archives: support

Tribal Youth Ambassadors Camp

“He who controls the present, controls the past.  He who controls the past, controls the future.” – George Orwell, 1984 The eighteen Pomo youth who attended the Tribal Youth Ambassadors Camp the week of June 25th learned through story and example what it means to serve as cultural ambassadors who represent their people. Andrew Galvan and Vincent Medina of the ...

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UN Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous People

In September 2007, the “Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous People” was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly during its 62nd session at the UN Headquarters in New York City. The declaration offers an outline of basic rights and minimum standards with respect to the “survival, dignity, and well-being” of the estimated 370 million Indigenous Peoples of the world ...

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Got Seaweed? – Natural Native Foods Help Fight Diabetes

So what is diabetes? “Diabetes is a metabolic disorder in which the body does not produce enough insulin, known as Type 1 diabetes, or the body cannot respond normally to the insulin that is made, Type 2 diabetes.”  In a healthy, properly working body, we eat our food, the food is digested, and blood sugar (glucose) enters our system and ...

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Brittany Bentley All My Relations Essay

I could not ever imagine watching someone come into my home and force me out. I cannot imagine watching someone take away everything I own, or everything I love in front of me with no way to stop it—but my ancestors had to live through that for years. There was pain, suffering, persecution, abuse, and discrimination for hundreds and hundreds ...

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Congratulations to all the Award Winners!!

The Cultural Guardian Award For the Cultural Guardian Award, the CIMCC board reviewed the activities of individuals who demonstrate a powerful commitment to protecting, preserving, and enhancing the cultural integrity of Indian tribes of California. The committee chose the recipient based on a demonstrated dedication to tribal cultural enhancement and preservation activities.  Individuals who promoted an intergenerational connection to culture ...

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