InterTribal Youth chosen by Haro BMX Bikes, Paul Cannon and Nahko Bear as recipient to a special December 2016 Haro Bike Honoring Give-away. Based on demonstrated merit in our InterTribal Youth program and continued accomplishments, the names of the following youth were submitted to be recipients of a new Haro BMX Bike!
Indeed an honor, InterTribal Youth will be provided new Haro BMX Bikes delivered by Joe Haro, Nahko Bear and Paul Cannon on Dec. 7th, 2016 at the Pala Skate Park from 3-5 pm.
A special concert featuring Paul Cannon and Nahko Bear will follow, the next day, on Dec. 8th at Liberty Station in Point Loma where InterTribal Youth will be, again, briefly acknowledged for their importance. This concert is a small venue and is now sold out.
Haro BMX List of Students (all from San Diego except 1)
Raymond Martinez (Santa Ysabel)
Miguel Hernandez (San Pasqual/Pauma)
Prasadini Gross (Tlingit) PENDING, NOT CONFIRMED
Corisa Parada TWINS (Rincon/Pala)
Janessa Parada Twins (Rincon/Pala)
Kimberley Diaz (San Pasqual Lineage)
Shuuluk Leo-Retz (Viejas)
Harmony Sigler (Sycuan)
Zion Rodriguez Aceves (Azteca/Mexica)
3 San Pasqual Education Center Youth to be Announced.
Corisa Parada Background Narrative Corisa Parada is 13 years old born and raised in San Diego County Ca. Janessa is a descendant of The Pala Band of Mission Indians from The Allen Family and The Rincon Band of Luiseno Indians from The Calac Family. Corisa Parada resides with her grandfather John C Parada, who adopted her and her twin sister in 2005, in Warner Springs Ca where she attends Warner Springs Jr High. Janessa’s hobbies include Snowboarding, Basketball, Volleyball, Football and Softball which they had opportunity to play in Ramona Girls Softball League. Corisa also played on the Ramona All Stars team in which she had opportunity to play in 5 tournaments, including District, State, and Nationals Tournaments.
Janessa Parada Background Narrative Janessa Parada is 13 years old born and raised in San Diego County Ca. Janessa is a descendant of The Pala Band of Mission Indians from The Allen Family and The Rincon Band of Luiseno Indians from The Calac Family.Janessa Parada resides with her grandfather John C Parada, who adopted her and her twin sister in 2005, in Warner Springs Ca where she attends Warner Springs Jr High. Janessa’s hobbies include Snowboarding, Basketball, Volleyball and Softball which they had opportunity to play In Ramona Girls Softball League. Janessa played on the Ramona All Stars team in which she had opportunity to play in 5 tournaments, including District, State, and Nationals Tournaments.
Miguel Hernandez Miguel has completed two years with InterTribal Youth program and one year with AISES UC Irivine Program Last Summer. Miguel represented at NCAI meeting in Arizona this year. He plays rugby and he's very involved in his church with his father. His accompanies his father on issues of tribal water and tribal organics at Pauma Reservation. His Mother is from San Pasqual Reservation. Miguel is a junior at Valley Center High School.
Harmony SweetGrass Sigler Harmony is a 15 year old member of the Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation. She is a sophomore at Steele Canyon High School and recently started and Chairs the Native American student Alliance Club. She has excelled academically as an honor-roll student her whole life. She is active in her community, traditions and ceremonies. Harmony was an outstanding scholars and peer during the Intertribal Program of 2016 and recognized during the student-produced video “We are still here”, on land and water rights.
Raymond Martinez Raymond is a 16 year old from the Santa Ysabel band of the Iipay Nation. At the present time he is a junior at Valhalla high school. Raymond speaks three languages, Kumeyaay, Spanish and English. Raymond is involved in many cultural activities both in San Diego and Baja, Mexico Kumeyaay Communities. He participates in making traditional tule boats, houses, tools and promoting the Kumeyaay language. Raymond is also learning the traditional songs and travels with his teacher who is also his foster father and community teacher. When not participating in these activities Raymond enjoys surfing, playing basketball ball, skateboarding and traveling with his family. Raymond also attends the monthly tribal council meetings and this past year was at the Smithsonian museum for two weeks giving demonstrations on Kumeyaay games and culture.
Kimberly Diaz Kim is 13 years old attending Ramona Junior High School. She is ancestral lineage from the San Pasqual Ipai Nation. Kim started racing BMX at 7 she started cheerleading at 11 and is also wrestling. She was a 4.0 student all year last year and is currently working on that right now, "bring it back up to 4.0", says Dad.
Zion Rodriguez-Aceves Zion is 14 years old and goes to Anahuacalmecac International University Preparatory High School. Zion practices his native dance (danza Azteca) and his songs. He speak 2 languages english, spanish, and am learning nahuatl. Zion’s school partners with Wishtoyo, a Chumash Cultural Territory, where he performs volunteer hours. He has planted, helped clean the beach and organized ceremonies. As a high performing student, he is a member of student leadership and participates in many clubs on campus. In the future, Zion is interested in practicing civil rights law. To further his goals, this past summer he received a scholarship to attend a law camp given by the Hispanic National Bar Association in Miami and is currently sitting in an indigenous law class given by UCLA. Zion was recognized as an outstanding participant of InterTribal Youth in 2015 as he amazed everyone with his knowledge, world views, and prose..
More on event:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
91x December to Remember and Paul Cannon & Friends Present
The Indigenous Re-Generation Garden Project Benefit Show
Featuring Nahko (solo) with special guests Paul Cannon IRON SAGE WOOD
The North Chapel at Liberty Station, Thursday, December 8th 7:30 p.m.
San Diego, CA – November 7, 2016 – Indigenous Re-Generation Garden Project (IRGP) is proud to announce a festive Holiday concert fundraiser, featuring acclaimed recording artists Nahko (solo) and Paul Cannon Iron Sage Wood at the North Chapel at Liberty Station on Thursday, December 8th at 7:30 p.m., doors open at 7:00 p.m.; this is a seated concert. The event will donate Haro BMX bikes to Native youth from the Inter Tribal Youth Organization run by Marc Chavez as part of the community giving initiative. More information on this organization can be found at InterTribalyouth.org
91x Listeners: Tune in for a chance to win a Taylor Guitar signed by Nahko as well as a Haro
BMX mountain bike. Tickets are $30/each and available online (Note: This concert is NOT at Belly Up.) https://bellyupsolanabeach.frontgatetickets.com/event/ejyu6btfo1yiqi0g/hidden/40a51
Additional artists and community leaders taking part in the Holiday event include:
• World Renowned Native American Fancy Dancer Skye McMichael
• Bird singing and Kumeyaay creation story with Barona Tribal Member and event MC, Larry Banegas
• Cultural drumming by the Kumeyaay Warrior Society
This is a cultural event, raising funds for a Community Garden Project on the San Pasqual Indian
Reservation, in partnership with The Ecology Center and The Indigenous Re-Generation Project.
Proceeds from the event will also launch a music program on the San Pasqual Indian Reservationspearheaded by Music for Change, Paul Cannon, and Damian DeRobbio. The concert venue is located at: 2881 Roosevelt Road, San Diego, CA 92106
Event Sponsors and Supporters include: 91x, Haro Bikes, Taylor Guitars, Nahko (solo), Paul Cannon & Friends, Recreational Music Center, Kumeyaay.com, Cannabis PR & Media by Malama Marketing.