Chumash Honored for Language Efforts at Native Californian Language Conference

mathias | March 31, 2011

The Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians were honored last week at the 34th Annual California Conference on American Indian Education in LA for their help with Assembly Bill 544: Native American Languages Credentialing – which allows them to develop criteria for fluency and award credentials – as well as Assembly Bill 2089, which kept [...]

Serrano and Cahuilla Teaching San Manuel Indian Elder Dies

mathias | January 26, 2011

An elder among the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians name Pauline Murillo passed away Friday at the age of 76. She taught the Serrano language (extinct since 1994) and the extremely endangered Cahuilla languages of California (around 15 speakers), and she was influential in teaching and preserving Southern California Indian culture. Mrs. Murillo is [...]

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