Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Visit with Ernest Siva

A few photos of Ernest Siva online:
Flicker portrait.
Playing flute via blog.
Singing a blessing (scroll down to see him) at an educator's conference, where he also was honored as Elder of the Year.
Always in the news of saving and sharing Southern California's American Indian cultures, languages, history, and traditional arts. (Here, in 2008).
Tonight, Tuesday, 1/5: At the Palm Springs Library. Come enjoy Ernest Siva telling stories and singing songs.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Stories & Songs at Palm Springs

© Carlos Puma for Dorothy Ramon Learning Center

Serrano language and culture class starts today. That's at 6 p.m., Dorothy Ramon Learning Center, 17 West Hays, Banning.
Ernest Siva, Cahuilla/Serrano elder and president of Dorothy Ramon Learning Center, is teacher.
Yes, it's free, every first and third Monday.

If it's Tuesday, it must be Palm Springs.
Ernest Siva will sing songs and tell stories focusing on the Cahuilla and Serrano cultures.
Palm Springs Public Library Learning Center
300 South Sunrise Way, Palm Springs
6:30 p.m. 1/5/2010
Free, but seating limited
Co-sponsors: Palm Springs Public Library and Desert Institute at Joshua Tree National Park.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Starting 2010, Ringing in the Old

Dorothy Ramon Learning Center's first Serrano language and culture class of 2010 is scheduled for Monday, Jan. 4, starting at 6 p.m. at 17 W.Hays, Banning, CA.
You never know what interesting phrase or word will trigger a story, memory, or song from our teacher, Elder Ernest Siva.
All are welcome. Hey, the best things in life ARE free!