Native American Pages
Indian and Alaska Native College Students,
Walking Shield is proud to announce $85,000.00 in scholarships for
eligible American Indian and Alaska Native high school students
in Southern California.
press release is attached.
Jose "Jojo" Leon
Walking Shield, Inc.
(949) 639 0472
Serving American Indian Families since 1986
Ne'ayuh is proud to announce:
Haramokngna American Indian
funded, in part, by a grant from the Liberty Hill Foundation.
The Friends of the Haramokngna American Indian Cultural Center
A project of Community Partners
open to the public
Angeles Crest Highway and Mt.
Wilson Rd. in the Angeles National Forest
14 mi north of the 210 freeway at La Cañada
For info call 626-449-8975, 310-455-1588
Contact Nadiya Littlewarrior (email@example.com)for
information on helping out.
Thank you so much!
National Park Service
Santa Monica Mountains
National Recreation Area
Invite you to
Native American Indian Culture Center
"The Horse Mask"
I was hoping you
would be willing to send out to your email list this notice of my
in the Promised Land: Decoding the Doctrine of Christian
Below are two links, one to an article I wrote some time ago, and
a review of my book by Richard Marcus...Links below...
Thanks very much,
Sycuan Band of the
5478 Sycuan Rd. #10
El Cajon, CA 92019
MORNING STAR INSTITUTE
Pennsylvania Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20003
Descendants of Sitting Bull, Crazy
Horse break away from US
Protect Native American Lands
The US Bureau of Land Management is
currently reviewing a
proposal to expand the Cortez Hills
Project. If approved, it
would be one of the country's largest
gold mines. The project
would disturb over 6,500 acres of public
land-all of which are
considered traditional lands by the
Western Shoshone. We
urgently need your help to convince the
US government to deny
The entire area lies within Western
Shoshone boundaries of the
1863 Treaty of Ruby Valley, which
recognized Shoshone rights to
this land. The area includes Mount Tenabo,
significant spiritual and cultural area
to the Western Shoshone.
Many Shoshone have long expressed deep
concerns and outright
opposition to any further exploration on
their lands, without
their free, prior, and informed consent.
The US Bureau of Land
Management is currently taking comments
on this proposal until
Dec. 4. We are calling on our supporters
to join with us in
signing the petition urging the bureau to
reject this proposal.
Please sign the petition today!
Thank you for standing with Oxfam and the
Western Shoshone. Please see below...
Gov. Schwarzenegger Appoints Five
Members to Native American Heritage Commission
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today announced the appointments of
Leslie Lohse, Marshall McKay, Laura Miranda, James Ramos and Julie
Tumamait-Stenslie as members of the Native American Heritage Commission.
Additionally, the Governor proclaimed November 2007 as Native American
Heritage Month to honor the significant contributions and centuries-old
traditions of the Native American heritage and culture.
"Native Americans play incredibly important roles in our state's culture
and success. Their customs and languages are invaluable parts of our
state's history, which is why I am honored to observe Native American
Heritage Month," said Governor Schwarzenegger. "I am confident the
individuals appointed today will continue to preserve this wonderful
heritage for generations to come."
Lohse, 52, of Glenn, has served as tribal council treasurer and
assistant administrator for the Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians since
1998. She previously served as a receptionist for Cutting Edge from 1997
to 1998 and bookkeeper for the Chico Christian School from 1992 to 1997.
Lohse currently serves as chair of the Bureau of Indian Affairs Central
California Agency Policy Committee and is a member of the Bay Delta
Public Advisory Committee. She is also a board member for Northern
Valley Indian Health and a member of the California Tribal Business
Alliance as well as a former vice president for the National Congress of
American Indians. Lohse is a Republican.
McKay, 55, of Brooks, has served in numerous capacities for the Rumsey
Indian Rancheria since 1985 and currently holds the position of tribal
chair. He is a member of the board of trustees for the Autry National
Center and the University of California, Davis. He also currently serves
as chair of the Rumsey Rancheria Fire Commission. McKay is a Democrat.
Miranda, 38, of Temecula, has served as deputy general counsel for the
Pechanga Tribal Government since 2005. She previously served as partner
in the law firm, Miranda, Tomaras & Ogas, from 2003 to 2006. From 1998
to 2003, she was directing attorney for California Indian Legal
Services. Prior to that, Miranda was the human relations coordinator for
the city of San Bernardino from 1993 to 1995. Miranda is a board member
of the Riverside County Tribal Traditional Resources Advisory Committee.
Miranda is a Democrat.
Ramos, 40, of Highland, has served as the cultural awareness program
coordinator for the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians since 1996.
Previously, he served as chair of the San Manuel Gaming Commission from
1994 to 1996. Ramos was also business committee member from 1996 to 1998
and treasurer from 2004 to 2006 for the San Manuel Band of Mission
Indians. He is a member of the San Bernardino Community College District
Board of Trustees. Ramos is registered decline-to-state.
Tumamait-Stenslie, 50, of Ojai, has served as a consultant for Chumash
Cultural Services since 1985. Additionally, she has served as a sales
representative for the Ventura County Museum of History & Art since
1987. Tumamait-Stenslie previously was a sales manager for Gem Quest
Jewelers from 1992 to 1998. She is the tribal chair of the Barbareno/Ventureno
Band of Mission Indians and serves on the Ojai Valley Museum Board of
Trustees as well as the Oakbrook Chumash Interpretive Center Board.
Tumamait-Stenslie is a Democrat.
These positions require Senate confirmation and there is no salary.
The Native American Heritage Commission assists the public, the
development community, local and federal agencies, educational
institutions and California Native Americans to better understand
problems relating to the protection and preservation of cultural
resources. The mission of the commission is to provide protection to
Native American burial sites from vandalism and inadvertent destruction;
provide a procedure for the notification of most likely descendants
regarding the discovery of Native American human remains and associated
grave goods; bring legal action to prevent severe and irreparable damage
to sacred shrines, ceremonial sites, sanctified cemeteries and place of
worship on public property; and maintain an inventory of sacred places.
"Thunder Mountain Dreams"
is currently building a collection of digitally-manipulated photographs inspired
by, and taken at, The Thunder Mountain Monument,
in Imlay, Nevada.
exhibit is being posted at the Monument's website. A great man worked many years
creating a very unusual monument to Native-Americans.