California Indian Day Blog

Posted By Paul G October 4th, 2015 Last Updated on: October 4th, 2015

Recently, Sherman Indian High School of Riverside, California celebrated its 45th Annual – California Indian Day event, which recognizes the 106 federally recognized Indians tribes in the state of California SIHS is one of a handful of off-reservation Native American boarding schools still in operation.

One of todays highlights included 49 singing sensation of Deleane Benson (Hualapai) of Peach Springs, Arizona. Watch out for her down the road, her lyrics are truly amazing!

Some of todays events included:


Welcome From Miss Sherman – Indian Day History
Introduction of Inter Tribal Officers and Welcome from new ITC President
Welcome from Administration
Presentation of Golden Eagle Awards -Mr. Doepner, Mrs. Merchant and Lorene Sisquoc
White Rose Singers – Welcome Song


Braves Cheer
Round Dance
Two Step
Hand Drum Songs – SIHS Students


Miracle Dolls – on going
Inter-Tribal’s and Exhibitions –SIHS Students and guests
Flute Music – SIHS Students
Boys Drum


Bird Singing and Dancing – all welcome!

At the bigger powwows in Indian Country, bigger is not always better. Todays dance was a reminder
that sometimes the smallest gatherings are the most meaningful, what made today special is seeing our Native youth carry on our traditions, good jobs to their parents for instilling their wisdom in them.

The Wauneka Dorm had a cupcake sale, if I wasn't pre-diabetic I would have gotten one.

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Running Doe

wado for sharing, the round dance and the wonderful song, I love this very honored Running Doe

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