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Local Students Attend Inter-tribal Pow Wow
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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

On October 6th, students enrolled in Ethnic and Gender Studies courses at SMHS and PVHS participated in the annual Chumash Intertribal Pow Wow held at Live Oak Campground near Cachuma Lake.

Many people mistakenly believe that Native American people and culture are gone.  Indigenous people throughout the Americas still live and are striving to keep their language, history, music, stories, and traditions alive.

“The event made me want to appreciate Mother Nature even more because the people there would say ‘If we take care of Mother Earth, she takes care of us.’” – Yamilet Lazaro, PVHS Seniorricas are striving to keep their language, history, music, stories, and traditions alive.

“Hearing the voices of the first people of this land talk about the challenges of maintaining their culture over the years, in spite of having been relocated by force onto reservations, is a testament to their strength. They present a beautiful example of holding tight to your roots, to know and love who you are, so you can move forward, survive, and thrive.” --Roxana Maldonado, Spanish teacher, PVHS

 

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