Juan Angel Reynoso is an Ipai-Kumeyaay 2Spirit storyteller, advocate, teacher, and holistic culturally-trauma-responsive practitioner. Juan was born and raised in San Diego, CA. He is a Native American Indian from the San Pasqual Band of Kumeyaay Indians.
Noé Álvarez is a writer, a runner, and the son of Mexican immigrant parents descended from the Indigenous Purépecha people and raised in Yakima, Washington.
Looking for a new way to increase your knowledge of Native Americans' rich cultural traditions? You can access several electronic resources 24/7 for free with your library card.
November is Native American Heritage Month. The land that now constitutes California once housed the most diverse population of indigenous people in the Western hemisphere, with 150 different Native American tribes inhabiting the area.
When the Perris Indian School was established in 1892 by the United States government, it became the first non-reservation boarding school for Native American children in California.