NUSD Celebrates Native American Heritage Month
November is recognized as "Native American Heritage Month" and NUSD is proud to celebrate our community members of Native American descent. Fun fact: Natomas is a Maidu word which means "north place" or "upstream people".
In this episode we speak with Crystal Blue, an NUSD parent, of the Ione Band of Miwok Indians; Raquel Gonzales of the Shingle Springs Rancheria Band of Miwok Indians; and parent/staff member Isaac Bojorquez, of the KaKoon Ta Ruk Band of Ohlone-Costanoan Indians of the Big Sur Rancheria, from Monterey County.
The trio shares a little bit of history of the tribes around Sacramento, the work to reawaken Native languages, and how community members can learn more through events such as "Big Time".
Sacramento Native American Health Center
Native Land Map
State Indian Museum
Native American Heritage Commission
California Indian Heritage Center (in development in west Sacramento)
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