Gaylord Robb, economic development director for the Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah.
Photo by Xaltiska Multimedia
Our visit to Cedar City, Utah couldn’t have been what it was if it weren't for the hospitality shown to us by a gentleman named Gaylord Robb. He works as the economic development director for the Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah.
From the time of our arrival at the reservation, Robb was with us. He introduced us to tribal members and leaders, took us to the Cedar Band’s smoke shop, took us hiking to see ancient petroglyphs (and dinosaur footprints), he even invited us into his home to see his arrowhead collection. It was an honor for us to be with him.
Bela Longee and Daniel Herrera host the On Native Ground television show.
Photo by Courtesy of On Native Ground
On Native Ground - a monthly entertainment broadcast - premieres this week on the FNX | First Nations Experience television network. Read more about the program in the following press release from the show's co-executive producer:
Participants honoring the 2012 Peace and Dignity Journeys opened the morning with a ceremony at the Wishtoyo Chumash Discovery Village in Malibu, Calif. Runners made their way across Los Angeles on Saturday, August 25.
Photo by Louie A. Rodriguez and Terria Smith
Every four years intertribal runners gather to make their way from Chickaloon, Alaska to Central America during the Peace and Dignity Journeys. At the end of their six-month trip, another group that makes a journey from Tierra del Fuego, Argentina meets them in the Kuna Nation of Panama.
Throughout the years, the runners have dedicated their journey to themes including children, elders, women, and sacred sites. The message of the 2012 journey is water.
(left to right) Tyler Johnson, Shanelle Yazzie, and Lyle Daniels - participants in the UC Irvine’s American Indian Summer Institute in Earth System Science program - conduct an environmental science experiment with staff member, Sarah Aarons.
Photo by Terria Smith
Thirty-four teens from across the country are spending the week on the La Jolla Band of Luiseño Indian reservation learning how to apply environmental science practices in their own communities.