Episode # – Cindy Sullivan

Eric Ortega May 18, 2024

Episode # – Cindy Sullivan

Pala Life: Past and Present
In this show I look at the song “Chemesh Ataxem Kuupangax”. I point out words to listen for in the song. The words are; ekulyi (little), Ekukulyi (little, plural), kikitem (boys), nishmalim (girls), nu’push (eyes), ni’pushlyu (to look at us), naq’a (ear), ans also ne’naq’ma (to hear us). The song is performed by Paul Miranda. There is an interview with Cindy Sullivan, nee Allen. She talks about being a Native American female in the military for 20 years.

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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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