Episode 13 – Donald Jamison

Eric Ortega May 21, 2024

Episode 13 – Donald Jamison

Pala Life: Past and Present
n this episode, I share a conversation that I had with Donald Jamison, an elder that lived on the Rincon Indian Reservation. He talks about growing up on the Reservation. I also shared some words in Pa’enaxily, the language of the people of Cupa. The song is provided by the Inter-tribal bird singers. It is a song that was recorded at the 99th birthday party for Bernyce Ponchetti. Mr. Donald Jamison was a perfect interview. he loved to speak and he had a very interesting life.

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Eric Ortega
Pala Tribal member Eric Ortega lives on the Pala Indian Reservation with his wife and children. He is very involved with the culture, history and the education of the local community. His show “Pala Life: Past and Present” has won awards from the San Diego Press Club.

Pala Life: Past and Present” is the show where you can hear about the history of Pala Through The Eyes of the people who have lived here. Eric Ortega also produces “Songs of the Southwest” which showcases local Native American traditional songs from Southern California Arizona and Nevada.


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