Honoring Lisamu

From now and into the future our most sacred Lisamu (Morro Rock) will be honored in a good way.

The Native American Heritage Commission agrees climbing of the Morro Rock should be prohibited in accordance with Northern Chumash and federal Law.  Continue reading


BOS oppose

Supervisors oppose Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary proposal


Following a contentious hearing that lasted most of the day on Feb. 7, the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors voted 3-2 to oppose the formation of a Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary off the coast of SLO and Santa Barbara counties.

The Northern Chumash Advisory Council submitted an application to create a marine sanctuary, stretching 140 miles from Cambria to Santa Barbara, to the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in 2015. That application is currently under review by NOAA and a final decision on it may take up to five years, according to NOAA. Continue reading


Standing Rock

Rewrite: The Protests At Standing Rock | The Last Word | MSNBC

MSNBC Commentator Lawrence O’Donnell outlines 500 years of colonialism in four minutes in discussing the water protectors standing against the Dakota Access pipeline in the August 24 edition of his nightly news show The Last Word.

“Dakota means friend friendly.
The people who gave that name to the Dakotas have sadly never been treated as friends. The people whose language was used to name the Dakotas and Minnesota and Iowa Oklahoma Ohio Connecticut Massachusetts and other states the Native American tribes the people who were here before us (non-indigenous to the Americas) long before us, have never been treated as friends. They have been treated as enemies and dealt with with more harshly than any other enemy in any of this country’s Wars. After all of our major wars we signed peace treaties and lived by those treaties. After world war two when we made peace with Germany we then did everything we possibly could to rebuild Germany. No native american tribe has ever been treated as well as we treated Germans after World War Two. Continue reading


Chumash Heritage

Screen Shot 2015-10-10 at 2.13.25 PMNOAA has determined the Chumash Heritage (California, Central Coast) National Marine Sanctuary nomination has successfully met the national significance criteria and management considerations described in the sanctuary nomination process. Continue reading


CA Edition

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