Betty Bonner, 17, and Ronnie Romo, 18 - both of the Torres Martinez Desert Cahuilla Indian community - perform a scene from the Larissa FastHorse play “Average Family.”
Photo by Terria Smith
Walnut, Calif. - The Native American Youth Leadership Summer Pipeline to College may have ended on Sunday, July 29 but the friendships formed among its 18 participants will continue on.
“I have one word I wanted to point out and that’s ‘ohana’,” said eighteen-year-old Ronnie Romo of the Torres Martinez Desert Cahuilla Indians during the program graduation. “That’s something I learned from our Hawaiian partners. Ohana means family, and I can honestly say you all are my family now.”