Richard Oakes: Life and Legacy of Native American Activist

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He was a Mohawk Native American activist who had a massive impact on the rights of Native Americans and helped pioneer Native American studies in college curriculums around the country. He is best known for playing an integral role in the occupation of Alcatraz when Native American protestors took control over the former penitentiary to protest abusive government policies.

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2019 San Manuel Pow Wow – December 13-15 – San Bernardino, CA

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New Dates Announced for Weather-Postponed San Manuel Pow Wow The 24th Annual Pow Wow Hosted at San Manuel Stadium on December 13-15, 2019 The best Native American dancers, drum groups and artisans from across North America will gather at San Manuel Stadium in downtown San Bernardino the weekend of December….

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Genocide of 16,000 Natives – California Governor Issues Apology

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On June 18th, 2019 California Governor Gavin Newsom issued the first ever formal apology to California Native tribes for past violence and genocide.  “California must reckon with our dark history,” said Governor Gavin Newsom. “California Native American peoples suffered violence, discrimination and exploitation sanctioned by state government throughout its history…..

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California Native American Tribes Facts & Lists | Northern & Southern CA

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The Native American Tribes of California There are 109 federally recognized Native American tribes in the state of California, more than 70 additional groups have petitioned for recognition. All have a unique history and culture. Here are the names and quick highlights of some of these.  California is home to….

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2018 Spotlight Casino Annual Gathering Pow Wow

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Native American culture will come alive with Native American song and dance at the festive Winter Gathering POW WOW presented by the Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians, December 7-9th in the parking lot at Spotlight 29 Casino. Admission is FREE. Indigenous peoples from across the United States, Canada, and Mexico will….

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Native American Tribal Nations Mini-Lesson: Modoc Nation

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If you aren’t following me on Instagram already you definitely should if only for this month! Every day this month in honor of Native American Heritage Month, I am dedicating time in my Instagram stories to learning about a Tribal nation. These are fun mini-lessons that I get to share….

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Marcos Madril’s Art Exhibit Shows Bay Area Native Perspectives

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The Tribal Mix Art and Fashion show premiered on September 7th, 2018, at the ConXion community center in San Jose California. Artists from around the bay area showcased their artwork and fashion in a display that brought people from all over the Silicon Valley into an exhibit that represented native….

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2018 San Manuel Pow Wow – $250,000 In Prizes

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One of California’s best Pow Wows – the San Manuel Pow Wow! Make plans to attend now!  Don’t miss this one! 2018 San Manuel Pow Wow October 12, 13, 14, 2018 Cal State San Bernardino 5500 University Pkwy, San Bernardino, CA 92407 The Pow Wow is a three-day event full of music and….

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Cafe Ohlone in Berkley CA gives locals a taste of Indigenous food!

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Cafe Ohlone was started by Vincent Medina, a member of the Muwekma Ohlone tribe, and raised in San Lorenzo CA. Berkleyside writes the following on his new Cafe.. “As a kid, Medina didn’t know anything about traditional Ohlone foods. What he grew up eating and what he associated as native….

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San Jose raises first California Indian Flag

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On June 15th 2018, the city of San Jose in California raised the first ever California Indian Flag to represent California Tribes. The ceremony honored local Ohlone tribes. The following were in attendance and honored.. Muwekma Ohlone Tribe of the San Francisco Bay Area – Charlene Nijmeh – Chairwoman Monica….

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The Party Is Over – California Republic – Marty Two Bulls

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The Party Is Over – California Republic How will the changes in policy affect California tribes growing marijuana? Marty Two Bulls publishes weekly cartoons each Monday on PowWows.com Disclaimer The views expressed in the editorial cartoon are not necessarily that of PowWows.com. PowWows.com publishes these editorial cartoons weekly to highlight issues in Indian….

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California Tribe Enters The Cannabis Market

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More and more Native American tribes across the country are looking into the cannabis market as a business enterprise for their people. Most recently the Los Coyotes Band of Cahuilla and Cupeno Indians have partnered with a cannabis company in this growing industry. Please read more from the press release….

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