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Chia Cafe Collective on Catalina Island

Every summer, several members of the Chia Café Collective travel to Catalina Island to give native plant food workshops and cooking demos for the […]

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Seri Artisans visit CSUSM

The Seri/Comcaac Artisans, Carmen, Patricia, Panchita and Diana Moreno and Raquel Hoeffer, from Desemboque on the Sea of Cortez in Sonora, Mexico, visited California State […]

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Seri at Tree of Life Nursery

From the Tree of Life website 11-05-16  Tree of Life Nursery in San Juan Capistrano is honored to host a group of artisans from the […]

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Chia Cafe Collective Book

Authors: Barbara Drake, Lorene Sisquoc, Craig Torres, Abe Sanchez, Daniel McCarthy, Leslie Mouriquand, and Deborah Small, and Tima Lotah Link. Tima Lotah Link also […]

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The Ethnobotany Project Book

Collaborator Rose Ramirez and I just completed our Ethnobotany Project, a book focusing on the contemporary uses of twelve native plants of profound importance to […]

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Repurposed Architecture: Valle de Gaudalupe

La Escuelita in the village of El Porvenir in the Valle de Guadalupe, Baja California, Mexico is a non-profit and sustainable cooperative and wine school considered by […]

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Palomar Mountain & Deer Hunting Season

If you’re planning a hike to Palomar Mountain in California this fall, give some careful consideration to your outfit. My friend Amy Rouillard and I thought […]

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Seri Facepainting Cultural Exchange

The Seri/Comca’ac Womens Artisans Cooperative members prepare for the celebration and sale of their artwork at the XIPE PROJECTS Museum in Huntington Beach, CA. They […]

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Baja: Teresa Castro and Daria Mariscal, Santa Catarina

On Saturday, August 10, we returned from a trip to Baja organized by basket weaver Rose Ramirez and anthropologist Mike Wilken. Above is an […]

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Bladderpod / Isomeris arborea

On Wednesday evening, three guests came to my CSUSM Arts and World Culture class: Kumiai elder Teodora Cuero from La Huerta, Kiliwa elder Leonor […]

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KCET Decolonizing the Diet

KCET Decolonizing the Diet Video Link Featuring Lois Connor, and Chia Cafe Collective members Barbara Drake, Lorene Sisquoc, and Craig Torres. From the KCET website: […]

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Chia Cafe Collective Tule Workshop at Idyllwild Arts 2015

Tongva elder Craig Torres led a Tule workshop at an Idyllwild Summer Arts Workshop in 2015. The students made small mats out of this […]

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