Episode 30 – Creation Story

Eric Ortega May 18, 2024

Episode 30 – Creation Story

Pala Life: Past and Present
Miyaxwe (Hello), in this episode I have the opportunity to share one of the Creation Stories as told by Rosenda Nolasquez. This recording was made in the early 60’s. That is 1960’s. So sit back and enjoy one of the creation stories as told in Pa’enaxily (Cupeno Language). Then I would like to share a couple of songs from the “Kupa Song and Dance Group.” They will Sing Alwet Qe Qe Wash (Crow has a beak) and Kusaanem Chiip (Juncoes). I will then finish it up by sharing a conversation with Leslie Downer, one of the founders of the Mission Riders. A Group that is on the verge of completing a 2 year endeavor of riding into all 21 original California Missions on horseback. I know you will enjoy this.

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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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