|Brown Beret Youth Group, Watsonville, Ca, June 17, 2010
|CARMEL VALLEY - UNDOCUMENTED SITE
NOT ACKNOWLEDGED BY ARCHAEOLOGIST AS VILLAGE SITE
JANUARY 2010 - MARCH 2010
|BERM WITH HEARTH THAT
DID NOT EXIST ACCORDING
|These artifacts were kept by the
owner and will be put on display (no
tribal assistance). There were many
fragments of bones originally
identified by the archaeologist as
human, we are not aware if they were
reburied or not. As the MLD, I have
been banned from the property.
February 20, 2010
Tribal Gathering 2010
This is the fantastic artwork of Guillermo Aranda, Guillermo contacted us last year to paint the OCEN creation story. He soon learned that this was a big capstone
project. I put him in contact with Phil Laverty and together our ancestor's history started to appear. The painting is 6 1/2 feet x 20 feet long. It is so spiritual and real,
he captured our story. Guillermo has gifted the painting to OCEN, it currently is being displayed at the Student Center at CSUMB. We will get possession when we
have a cultural center or office large enough to display.
|Completion Ceremony at
|I was shaking like mad, didn't want to ruin
the painting. Louise
What a weekend, great food, Bronco Organic Foods brought in so much organic fruit and
vegetables courtesy of Indian Health Center of Santa Clara Valley. Gary Gomez and his
assistant Fernando cooked up a storm. Great omelets and they didn't have any oil, they were
boiled. Tribal member Gerald Burden and his wife came all the way from Washington.
Native TANF Program educated our members on how to participate in their program. Crafts
included abalone jewelry making, rock painting, basket weaving and planting of seeds.
Everyone that attended volunteered, great job. Thank you to everyone for their generous
donations, it is because of you that we are able to pay for supplies and the Newsletter.