Episode 23 – Honoring Ceremony

Eric Ortega May 18, 2024

Episode 23 – Honoring Ceremony

Pala Life: Past and Present
In this episode it is a privilege that I will play a recording of Rosenda Nolasquez as she tells the story “Coyote and the Juncos”. The story is in the book “Mulu Wetam”. Mrs. Nolasquez and Jane Hill wrote this book. If you have a copy of this book, the story is on page 114. So sit back and relax or follow along in the book as you hear the story “Coyote and the Juncos” in Pa’anxily (Cupeño Language).

I had the privilege of attending and ceremony where several Native Americans were honored. They were all graduates at the California State University, San Marcos (CSUSM). There were graduates from Rincon Indian Reservation, Pechanga Indian Reservation and several other tribes. So check out this ceremony.

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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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