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Nakia Zavalla: Chumash Tribe shares culture with community





"At the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians, our government strives to honor our native heritage through our cultural, educational, environmental, foundation and other programs throughout the year.

In the last months alone, we have offered county residents the opportunity to attend our 17th annual inter-tribal pow-wow, our Chumash Cultural days featuring California-style native dancing, and an original play based on one of our ancestors staged at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History.

Still, November is a special time to pause and remember our ancestors and honor them by making sure we are keeping our heritage alive for future generations. We also appreciate that the county government this month has paid tribute to our tribe for being “an integral part of the social, political and economic underpinnings” of the greater community."

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Nakia Zavalla: Honoring native heritage, past, present, future (The Solvang Valley News 11/22)