Saturday, January 31, 2009

Chumash Meeting Notice: All Chumash People Invited

All Chumash Notice!

This is an Invite to all of the Chumash bands to participate in a meeting of the Chumash Nation. A wide spectrum of Chumash groups must be included in a meaningful way. It is for All Our Relations that we come together as a Chumash community. All tribal affiliations, titles, and positions are not required. Share your voice as an individual.

This is a meeting of the people. A presentation on a few important matters the community should be involved in will take place first. Then the work to form our Nation will begin. Spread the word, tell everyone. This will be a meeting you do not want to miss!

Santa Ynez Tribal Hall Sunday, February 8th, 10-2 p.m. Highway 101 North- or Southbound at Buellton, take Highway 246 Eastbound – towards Solvang and Santa Ynez. Stay on 246 for 6+ miles through Solvang to Via Juana Lane in Santa Ynez. Turn right into Reservation residences. Keep to right and follow signs to Tribal Hall. (From this direction, if you pass the Chumash Casino, you've gone too far.) Please forward to any Chumash you know!


Allen L. Lee said...

There are California indigenous people who understand both the importance of the individual and the collective importance of bands as being one nation. I've come across several tribes who don't see the modern dis-enrollments as an "Indian thing" at all, but a remnant of Colonialism. Since the Pechanga conference on sovereignty was so lop-sided, I wonder if there is a tribe who will allow or sponsor a conference on the dis-enrollment?

Roberta Cordero said...

A clarification is needed concerning this meeting notice. The meeting is planned as a followup to a Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA) Initiative informational meeting held on January 25th because those who attended felt we needed more discussion. The February 8th agenda will focus on a presentation about the South Coast maritime environment, and applying that information to issues of concern to California Indians in the implementation of the MLPA. While this meeting is focused on Chumash, others are welcome.

For more information on the MLPA Initiative:

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the clarification Roberta Cordero. Sounds like a topic that should concern all the coastal indigenous people who remain and still practice or appreciate traditional coastal lifestyles.