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Sharing Native American cultures!

  Landmark! We're about to hit the three-year mark of our weekly free online newsletter,  News from Dorothy Ramon Learning Center.   You're welcome to join us as we save and share stories and more with you every week about Southern California  Native American cultures, history, languages, and traditional arts. We're at about 150 newsletter issues and counting!  I write most of the weekly newsletters and welcome your ideas. ( EMAIL . )  Elder Ernest Siva (Cahuilla-Serrano), president of Dorothy Ramon Learning Center, and his wife, June, Center vice president and a retired marine biologist, edit every newsletter and also contribute.   Many newsletter videos feature Ernest Siva.  This small nonprofit is in its 20th year of saving and sharing Southern California Native American cultures, and the newsletter began  with an "Oh, yeah? You're not going to stop us. Take that, 2020 Pandemic," moment.  Ernest Siva (Carlos Puma Photo) As a Native American Elder, Morongo&#

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