New Kumeyaay Documentary “First People” on KPBS

21 07 2014

This is up for a limited time, I’m sure, so watch it, before it’s gone.  Here is a description from kpbs “The Kumeyaay Nation at one time lived throughout this region and is currently comprised of 13 reservations scattered across San Diego County and four in northern Baja California. The Kumeyaay people who live on and off these reservations share a heritage that goes back, in their words, “to the beginning of time.” This film explores some aspects of this resilient culture.”

Kumeyaay Documentary

25 05 2014

New documentary out about the Kumeyaay.  Good friend and mentor Stan Rodriguez speaking about the new documentary.  Looking forward to watching it.  It will air again on May 27 at 3:30am KPBS

05/27/14, 3:30 am KPBSHDMay
05/27/14, 3:30 am KPBSHD

POMO Nation Will Survive, 1850 Massacre

18 05 2010

Despite the death and destruction at the hands of Spanish Missionary’s and later White Settlers the POMO nation continues to live to this day.  I had the honor of visiting with this great nation in 2008 on my journey south on the Peace and Dignity Journey.  We were received with great honor and respect.  In an incredible blessing of strong spiritual commitment we received a young POMO warrior who decided to join our journey.  He joined the journey all the way from the Nor Cal to the U.S. Mexico border in Nogales, Arizona.  The journey traveled was not just the physical distance, but also a journey of triumph over attempted genocide of an entire nation.  In 1850 the U.S. Army killed over 300 unarmed indigenous people.  On May 15, 2010 the POMO nation remembered the massacre at Lake County with a ceremony.  Below is a short documentary telling the history of that massacre.

pomo dancer

POMO Dancer and Peace and Dignity Runner 2008