Monday, January 5, 2009

Culture, History, and More

January is flying along and we are fast approaching our first events in 2009.
January 15:
The Western Center, 2345 Searl Parkway, Hemet, CA
Thursday Jan. 15 
7 p.m.
Free to members, $5 for students, everyone else: $8
Join us for an evening with renowned Native American musician and storyteller, Ernest Siva. Hear ancient songs played on a traditional wooden flute. Listen to stories that have been passed down through the generations describing life, nature and the history of Southern California Native American peoples. 
Ernest H. Siva (Cahuilla/Serrano) is president and founder of Dorothy Ramon Learning Center, Inc., a nonprofit that saves and shares Southern California Indian cultures, languages, history, and music and other traditional arts. A culture bearer and longtime teacher, he also serves as Morongo Reservation's cultural advisor and historian, is Native American artist in residence at California State University, San Bernardino, and recently received the inaugural state Cultural Guardian award from the California Indian Museum and Cultural Center.
Jan. 19
2009's First Dragonfly Lecture
Richard Hanks, PhD
Juan Antonio: Was the famous Cahuilla leader really a friend of the whites in early California, as some historians have concluded? The evidence suggests not.
Dorothy Ramon Learning Center, 17 W. Hays, Banning, 6 p.m. January 19
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Feb. 2
Dragonfly Lecture 2
Daniel McCarthy
Rock art
Dorothy Ramon Learning Center, 17 W. Hays, Banning, 6 p.m. Feb. 2
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