The annual Acorn Festival was held Sunday in the Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Gardens in Claremont, celebrating and recognizing Tongva traditions.
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Trevor Thomson, a member of the Karuk tribe, shared some traditional stories from his tribe with students on Wednesday in the Ludwick Center for Spirituality, Cultural Understanding, and Community Engagement.
The University invited members of the Tongva tribe and the surrounding indigenous community on Saturday to recognize their contributions and native land that the campus now occupies.
In honor of Native American Day, Julia Bogany, a Native American activist and Tongva tribe member, recognized contributions of the land that the University of La Verne occupies, to roughly 50 people on Sept. 25.
Pomona College Museum of Art hosted an exhibit Feb. 8 focused on the ecological issues that whales and indigenous communities face.
Native American dancers perform a deer hunting dance at the Rancho Santa Ana Botanical Gardens’ Acorn Festival Nov 18. Traditionally the dance was done to bless the indigenous people before their hunt.
Michael Heralda, an Aztec storyteller, provided an interactive performance depicting the Aztec or Mexica culture through song and story Tuesday in the Campus Center Ballroom.
Michelle Enfield of the Red Running Into The Water People clan, born from the Black Streak Wood People clan, presented the history of Native Americans and the term ‘two spirit’ which she recently chose to identify as.
Leticia Arellano, associate professor of psychology, and Trevor Thomson, member of the Karuk tribe, raise their arms to commemorate the Native American women who have died from captivity.
Senior anthropology major Miriam Rangel and junior psychology major Raeanne Schaffer share an “Indian taco” – a dish made of ground beef, cheese, lettuce and salsa on top of traditional fry bread – at the San Manuel Pow Wow held at California State San Bernardino Friday.