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Nakia Zavalla: Chumash Tribe building sustainable community
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Nakia Zavalla: Chumash Tribe building sustainable community (March 6, 2014)
Nakia Zavalla, the cultural director for the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians in California, shares details of upcoming Native Learning Center conference.

Nakia Zavalla: Elders play special role in Chumash Tribe
Opinion
Nakia Zavalla: Elders play special role in Chumash Tribe (January 16, 2014)
Nakia Zavalla, the cultural director for the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians in California, explains the role of elders within the tribe.

Nakia Zavalla: Chumash Tribe celebrates  cultures in California
Opinion
Nakia Zavalla: Chumash Tribe celebrates cultures in California (October 10, 2013)
Nakia Zavalla, the cultural director for the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians in California, shares word of an upcoming conference on the reservation.

Nakia Zavalla: Chumash Tribe sharing  heritage with powwow
Opinion
Nakia Zavalla: Chumash Tribe sharing heritage with powwow (September 12, 2013)
Nakia Zavalla, the cultural director for the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians in California, invites public to upcoming powwow.

Nakia Zavalla: Chumash Tribe stresses importance of tradition
Opinion
Nakia Zavalla: Chumash Tribe stresses importance of tradition (June 6, 2013)
Nakia Zavalla on the importance of tribal culture to the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians:

Nakia Zavalla: Schimmel  sisters motivate tribal communities
Opinion | Sports
Nakia Zavalla: Schimmel sisters motivate tribal communities (April 25, 2013)
Nakia Zavalla, the cultural director for the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians in California, on the success of basketball stars Shoni Schimmel and Jude Schimmel: In case you missed...

Nakia Zavalla: Chumash Tribe building bridges with community
Opinion
Nakia Zavalla: Chumash Tribe building bridges with community (March 14, 2013)
Nakia Zavalla, the cultural director for the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians in California, discusses efforts to build bridges with the local community: On the positive side, I...

Nakia Zavalla: Chumash Tribe shares culture with community
Opinion
Nakia Zavalla: Chumash Tribe shares culture with community (November 23, 2012)
"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...

Nakia Zavalla: Chumash Tribe honors tribes with Culture Days
Opinion
Nakia Zavalla: Chumash Tribe honors tribes with Culture Days (October 11, 2012)
"About two weeks ago, on Sept. 28, Gov. Jerry Brown declared it to be California Native American Day. The governor noted: “California today is home to the largest population of...

Nakia Zavalla: Chumash Tribe set for 17th annual powwow
Opinion
Nakia Zavalla: Chumash Tribe set for 17th annual powwow (September 14, 2012)
"In our Samala language, the words “kiyushk’al” mean “we are strong.” It’s an apt theme for our annual Chumash pow-wow — which next month will draw in hundreds of dancers...

Nakia Zavalla: Chumash Tribe welcomes basketweavers meeting
Opinion
Nakia Zavalla: Chumash Tribe welcomes basketweavers meeting (July 5, 2012)
"California’s native people have a reputation for weaving some of the world’s finest baskets. But this traditional art form in some communities was almost lost, often due to efforts to...

Nakia Zavalla: Chumash Tribe welcomes Indian basketweavers
Arts & Entertainment | Opinion
Nakia Zavalla: Chumash Tribe welcomes Indian basketweavers (May 10, 2012)
"Up and down California, the art of weaving Native American baskets isn’t just alive and well. It’s thriving. Tribal elders and others are handing down the skills they learned from...

Nakia Zavalla: Learning   Chumash history from Maria Solares
Opinion
Nakia Zavalla: Learning Chumash history from Maria Solares (February 16, 2012)
"One of the many connections that unite members of the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians is our love of the land. Our tribe’s cultural and spiritual ties to the...

Nakia Zavalla: Chumash  Tribe keeping   Samala  language alive
Opinion
Nakia Zavalla: Chumash Tribe keeping Samala language alive (June 23, 2011)
"This week representatives from the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians attended the annual National Native Language Revitalization Summit on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., a program organized for the...

Nakia Zavalla: Chumash  Tribe seeks to protect our sacred places
Opinion
Nakia Zavalla: Chumash Tribe seeks to protect our sacred places (March 3, 2011)
"At the end of last year our tribe commemorated the winter solstice with a ceremony that included traditional songs, prayers and celebration. Celebrations that usher in a new season are...

Nakia Zavalla: Chumash Tribe shares a deep connection with sea
Opinion
Nakia Zavalla: Chumash Tribe shares a deep connection with sea (January 20, 2011)
"Although the Santa Ynez Reservation is some 30 miles away from the Pacific Ocean, our Chumash ancestors had a deep connection to the ocean and traveled the distance from their...

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