USD Kumeyaay Garden

On Friday, September 22, 2017, the University of San Diego, in conjunction with the Office of Tribal Liaison, dedicated and opened the Kumeyaay Garden. This was a beautiful ceremony that kicked off the garden in grand fashion. In celebrating Native American culture, the event included Bird Songs, storytelling, ethnobotany tours, Read more…

Two Spirits in Kumeyaay Activism

This article from the Women’s Museum of California, talks about the legacy of Two Spirits within Kumeyaay, also known as Tipai-Ipai or DiegueƱo culture and provides a brief overview of Kumeyaay history and how differents bands of the Kumeyaay nation are addressing ideas of gender fluidity. Read the article online.

KPBS Midday Edition Interviews Author of “Kumeyaay Ethnobotany: Shared Heritage of the Californias”

The interview features Michael Wilken-Robertson, Anthropologist and Professor at Cal-State University San Marcos talking about his book, Kumeyaay Ethnobotany: Shared Heritage of the Californias. For thousands of years, the Kumeyaay people of northern Baja California and southern California made their homes in the diverse landscapes of the region, interacting with Read more…

The Art of Basket Weaving

Enjoy this great documentary on Native American Basket Weaving with a special focus on California traditions. Native American basketry has long been viewed as a community craft, yet the artistic quality and value of these baskets are on par with other fine art. Now Native peoples across the country are Read more…

Kumeyaay Culture in the News

As a reminder, because Rose Creek flows through the traditional lands of the Kumeyaay, every month we spotlight we spotlight an aspect of Kumeyaay culture, history, news, arts, etc. This month, take the time to read this excellent article Borders and Baskets: How the Creation of Borders Changed Kumeyaay Life Read more…

Kumeyaay Community College

The Kumeyaay are the people who were living in this region when the Spanish arrived. For hundreds of years, their culture was under attack but times are changing. Cuyamaca College and the Tribes of San Diego sponsor Kumeyaay Community College in El Cajon with information on Kumeyaay history, language and Read more…

News from So Cali Tribes

The Southern California Tribal Chairmen’s Association publishes the monthly TANF Newsletter with articles of interest to the First Nations of Southern California. The newsletter features historical information, cultural goings on, as well as a calendar of events. For those of us whose ancestors did not live along Rose Creek, taking Read more…