Welcome to Acorn

    What is an Indian?

    What is an Indian?

    Jane Dumas discusses stereotypes of Native Americans, and its evolution over the years.

    Truth about the Land

    Truth about the Land

    Narrator speaks of of how the land was really taken from the Native American community. Expresses the need to correct misconceptions.

    The Game of Trust

    The Game of Trust

    Narrator recalls getting caught with drugs in school, and loosing the trust of his parents.

    Self Sufficiency

    Self Sufficiency

    Narrator discusses desire for tribes to become for self-sustainable. People do not realize the intelligence of of the tribes and their ability to create business opportunities and commodities.

    Shhh Listen

    Shhh Listen

    Plea for the children to stop a minute and listen to the song of the elders.

    Rez Ball

    Rez Ball

    No rules and raw talent, players describe their favorite game of the reservation, Rez Ball.

    Regrowth

    Regrowth

    Clip of charred earth after a fire, and first signs of life after.

    Preserve Culture and Identity

    Preserve Culture and Identity

    Jane Dumas shows her support of Tribal PEACE, San Diego Urban Center, and other programs continuing cultural efforts. Partaking with basketry classes and storytelling.

    Plants and Today

    Plants and Today

    Jane Dumas discusses how modern medicine is adopting some old native american practices.

    Plants and Potatoes

    Plants and Potatoes

    Jane Dumas recalls as a child. her mother placed a slided potato on her head to cure her headache.

    PIRC

    PIRC

    Narrator describes teaching method from a culturally appropriate point of view.

    Passing Traditions

    Passing Traditions

    Jane Dumas regrets not raising her family in a more spiritual, traditional way. She explains it was not popular to be native american then so it was hidden. Salvaging the traditions are vital.

    Our Dream

    Our Dream

    Anthony PIco describes the global dream of the tribes having protected land, and an environment where Native Americans have a options and opportunities.

    Our Choice

    Our Choice

    Anthony Pico expresses that Native Americans have a choice to work to change conditions for tribes and prevailing by quitting drugs and alcohol. He states he's not immune and is an alcoholic himself.

    Original San Pasqual

    Original San Pasqual

    Narrator tours San Pasqual Valley and describes the rich land perfect for farming.

    One Family

    One Family

    Jane Dumas discusses acrimony between mixed blood cultures. Expresses we are all from one creator and should respect each other and work together to strengthen community.

    Multimedia

    Multimedia

    Narrator shares how important the progress of multimedia is for communication. Bringing together all age groups through web, radio, etc. is broadening the audience.

    Message to our Youth

    Message to our Youth

    Anthony Pico discusses his wish for the youth to have a strong vision for their community, and to remember elders truly suffered to better the conditions of their communities.

    Medicine People

    Medicine People

    Jane Dumas discusses the integration between modern medicine and traditional native american ways.

    Language and History

    Language and History

    Jane Dumas discusses how she regrets assuming her language would "always be there."

    Kumeyaay Village

    Kumeyaay Village

    Narrator shows destruction of fire on his village's tribal land.

    Jane Dumas' Childhood

    Jane Dumas' Childhood

    Born in 1924, Jane Dumas recalls her childhood in Barrett and Tecate. He mother was a midwife and her father worked in the Salt Mines of Chula Vista.

    Internet Business

    Internet Business

    Narrator discusses the importance of internet access for the tribes.

    Identity

    Identity

    Student production of typical insults placed upon Native American children.

    Gaming Tribe

    Gaming Tribe

    Gaming has brought many opportunities inside and outside the community.

    Family Writing

    Family Writing

    A look into a writing class where students are encouraged to express themselves and share their experiences.

    Ewaa

    Ewaa

    Image of traditional Ewaa.

    Educating Soverignty

    Educating Soverignty

    The topic of Sovereignty has not been taught in schools and Anthony Pico explains how a bill has been passed so it will be part of curriculum, so it is known that tribes are to act at a governmental level.

    Drunk Driving

    Drunk Driving

    Dramatization of how alcoholism affects all members of the family.

    Discrimination

    Discrimination

    Various accounts of blatant discrimination due to their heritage. Names such as "lice infected" and "dirty" and lack of service.

    Cooperative History

    Cooperative History

    Narrator fears the Native American community is moving away from working together to capitalism, which is more self centered.

    Complete History

    Complete History

    Jane Dumas speaks of the need to grasp on to identity. For many, Native Americans are mistaken for Spanish Americans. Reach out to elders, learn about and promote your culture.

    Challenges

    Challenges

    Narrator look at Caesar Chavez as inspiration to overcome adversity.

    Blood Quantum

    Blood Quantum

    Narrator explains how no other group of people have blood quantums to determine value.

    Ancestral Land

    Ancestral Land

    Narrator explains how La Jolla Cove and Torrey Pines State Beach were once tribal lands.

    Tanf

    Tanf

    Narrator discusses TANF.

    Ancestral Land

    Ancestral Land

    Narrator explains how today's popular destinations were once tribal land.

    Plants

    Pivat - Tobacco (Cahuilla / Cupeńo)

    Stressed

    Stressed

    Narrator explains the pressure on today's youth, and to make sure you take the time to do what makes you happy.

    Jane Dumas' Survival

    Jane Dumas' Survival

    Jane Dumas discusses support she's received to maintain identity as Native American.

    Jane Dumas Expresses Gratitude

    Jane Dumas Expresses Gratitude

    Jane Dumas is thrilled about Tribal PEACE and the ability to share native american heritage with generations to come.

    Jane Dumas Prayer

    Jane Dumas Prayer

    Jane Dumas is happy to introduce Tribal PEACE, a tool to preserve the stories and images of the Native American culture.

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