Tribal Turmoil

  • Dee Dominguez at theCenter of the World Festival telling of her grandfather’s trips on local waterways. [photo by Patric Hedlund]

    Dee Dominguez at theCenter of the World Festival telling of her grandfather’s trips on local waterways. [photo by Patric Hedlund]

PLEASE NOTE: The Condor Group has belatedly changed its program to Bears of Sequoia—same location, same time.

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On Saturday, Sept. 7 the Condor Group of the Sierra Club will host [see note above] Dee Dominquez, a Native American woman whose parents, grandparents and great-grandparents are of the Tejon, Kitanemuk and Tuolumni tribes that lived in this area “from time immemorial,” as she sometimes puts it.

Dominguez will speak on Native American concerns with background on new develop-ments in federal decision-making on tribal recognition.

She will explain her views about how those decisions may impact the Mountain Communities.

Tribal politics can be as fierce and controversial as politics in Sacramento or Washington, D.C. Hundreds of millions of dollars now help fuel conflict as gambling revenues have become a major force. There will be ample time for questions following the talk.

The program will be begin at 7 p.m. A coffee and tea social  begins at  6:30 p.m. in the Pool Pavilion of the Pine Mountain Clubhouse. Everyone is welcome. Membership in the Sierra Club is not required. For further information call Mary Ann Lockhart at 661-242-0432.

 

This is part of the September 6, 2013 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.

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