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Nakia Zavalla: Chumash Tribe building sustainable community (03/06)
Nakia Zavalla, the cultural director for the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians in California, shares details of upcoming Native Learning Center conference.

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Nakia Zavalla: Elders play special role in Chumash Tribe (01/16)
Nakia Zavalla, the cultural director for the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians in California, explains the role of elders within the tribe.

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

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Nakia Zavalla: Chumash Tribe sharing heritage with powwow (09/12)
Nakia Zavalla, the cultural director for the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians in California, invites public to upcoming powwow.

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Nakia Zavalla: Chumash Tribe stresses importance of tradition (06/06)
Nakia Zavalla on the importance of tribal culture to the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians:

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Nakia Zavalla: Schimmel sisters motivate tribal communities (04/25)
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...

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Nakia Zavalla: Chumash Tribe building bridges with community (03/14)
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...

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Nakia Zavalla: Chumash Tribe shares culture with community (11/23)
"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...

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Nakia Zavalla: Chumash Tribe honors tribes with Culture Days (10/11)
"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...

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Nakia Zavalla: Chumash Tribe set for 17th annual powwow (09/14)
"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...

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Nakia Zavalla: Chumash Tribe welcomes basketweavers meeting (07/05)
"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...

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Nakia Zavalla: Chumash Tribe welcomes Indian basketweavers (05/10)
"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...

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Nakia Zavalla: Learning Chumash history from Maria Solares (02/16)
"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...

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Nakia Zavalla: Chumash Tribe keeping Samala language alive (06/23)
"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...

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Nakia Zavalla: Chumash Tribe seeks to protect our sacred places (03/03)
"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...

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Nakia Zavalla: Chumash Tribe shares a deep connection with sea (01/20)
"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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