TheKumeyaayWay Winter2009/2010 : Page 3

PAGE 4 TRIBAL CHAIRMAN BOBBY L. BARRETT Landed Interest The Kumeyaay have a well-established reputation as stewards of the environment PAGE 6 STEWARDS OF THE ENVIRONMENT Above it All Kumeyaay fi ght to preserve the sacred nature of Viejas Mountain Viejas Mountain has played a vital role in tribal religious and cultural ceremonies for time immemorial. Recognition as a sacred site will guarantee this relationship for future generations. 11 Pest Control Viejas teams with state and federal agencies to combat the dangerous Goldspotted Oak Borer. PAGE 14 COMMITMENT TO COMMUNITY AND CULTURE Kumeyaay Camp Kids Rediscover Their Past Camp Heyaay Coome Kooknumch (The Elders Long Ago Tell Our Stories) teaches the next generation of Viejas important lessons about tribal heritage. 16 Tribal Members Embrace Cultural Resource Monitoring 18 Training Tomorrow’s Business Leaders Today PAGE 20 FOCUS ON THE FUTURE, RESPECT THE PAST Education for All SDSU student Rebecca TeSam takes advantage of Viejas educational opportunities. 22 Viejas Members Walk for Cancer Cure 23 What’s in a Name: Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians 20 14 4 On the Cover: Viejas Mountain 3 contents WINTER 2009/2010 W


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