Articles of Interest

Lawsuit over ancient bones dismissed

A federal appeals court has upheld a decision to dismiss a lawsuit that sought to keep two ancient human skeletons from being returned to local Kumeyaay tribes.

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Descendants of Early Native Point Lomans Speak Out

Five elders of the Kumeyaay Nation spoke out in Point Loma on Tuesday, September 16th. At the invitation of La Playa Trail Association, they presented an hour-long program at the Point Loma Assembly, where roughly 60 people attending the event – with strong contingent coming from OB.

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Windfarm plan rebuffed over eagle impacts

Prospects may have dimmed for a major new wind farm 60 miles east of San Diego after the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service rejected a permit to address fatal collisions between golden eagles and spinning turbines.

Seizing on the spurned permit application, the San Diego County-based environmental group Protect Our Communities has accused the Bureau of Indian Affairs and its parent agency, the Interior Department, of violating federal bird protection laws in authorizing construction of the Tule Wind power plant, in a lawsuit filed this week in U.S. District Court in San Diego.

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S.D. County supes approve big expansion for Viejas Casino

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a deal Wednesday with the Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians that will allow the tribe to build a second hotel tower and an additional gaming area at the Viejas Casino in Alpine.

The Amended and Restated Intergovernmental Agreement will allow a six-story, 128-room hotel tower that will feature a 16,500-square-foot gaming area to replace the roughly 20,000 square feet of gaming that was removed two years ago during construction of a hotel on the Viejas Reservation, adjacent to the casino, according to the county.

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Ancient Spirits Speak presents Southern California Style Pottery Making

Instructor: Tony Soares

Saturday, October 4, 2014 from 10:30am to 3:30pm

Barona Community Center

Pottery is one of the oldest forms of utilitarian objects used by the Kumeyaay/Diegueño people and other indigenous groups for seed, water, and food storage. Tony Soares first became interested in clay as a young boy and his grandmother taught him the basics of pottery making. He soon learned how to process his own clay and perfect his pottery-making skills. Tony has assisted in reviving the nearly lost art of pottery construction. While he is not a part of any southern California Native group, he has taught his skills to Native groups in an effort to keep this tradition alive. In this class, Tony will instruct how to grind and process raw clay, shape and build a pot, and then fire the final piece.

All classes are open to the public and lunch is provided. To register, you must call the Museum.

Free to Barona Tribal Members.

Ages: 16 & up

Call the Museum at 619-443-4003 ext. 219