The Juaneño Band of Mission Indians, Acjachemen Nation are the original inhabitants of the lands that ultimately became the County of Orange, as well as parts of San Diego, Los Angeles, and Riverside Counties. The Tribe provided the original manpower for the construction of some of the earliest key landmarks in Orange County, including the Mission San Juan Capistrano. While the American Colonies were being founded on the East Coast, the Acjachemen Indians were conscripted to build the mission here on the West Coast. We identified ourselves as Acjachemen, but to the Spaniards who first came to our homeland, our souls were apportioned by the jurisdiction of the missions, hence our Spanish name "Juaneños" coming from the Mission at San Juan Capistrano.
The Juaneño Band of Mission Indians, Acjachemen Nation is a State-recognized Native American Indian Tribe possessed of inherent sovereign attributes and powers, exercising jurisdiction over its ancestral homelands and territory.
The Juaneño Band of Mission Indians, Acjachemen Nation is governed by the Tribal Council and is led by Tribal Chairwoman, Teresa M. Romero. The tribal citizenship of our great nation is numbered at 1,941 blood descendants, verified through certified genealogist, who trace individual lineage to Acjachemen village ancestors. The Acjachemen citizenship is diversified by representation through our many tribal committees, community activities, and tribal gatherings. As the ancient inhabitants of our defined territory, we are extremely proud and protective of our heritage, our people, and the many relationships we call our friends.
Planting Stick Ceremony
Sunday April 19th
9am to Noon followed by Potluck
Caspers Wilderness Park
on Ortega Hwy, 7 miles east of downtown SJC.
Hawk and Woodpecker day use area
$5 for parking Please carpool
All Acjachemen and families are welcome to join this dance to celebrate the spring time and to pray for our Nation and Families.
What to bring:
Women wear a skirt as this is a ceremony.
Bring your planting stick which is a willow stick shaped like a Y cut to 6 inches above your head.
If you don’t have one it is okay to come and dance.
Men bring your willow staff a long straight will stick that is cut 6 inches above your head
Please come even if you do not have a staff or stick.
Bring a folding chair to sit on.
Bring potluck food to share and all your picnic necessities.
Text Adelia at 949-632-0315 if you have any questions.
Attention Tribal Members:
The April 18th General Council meeting has been canceled.
Our generous meeting host notified us this morning that they have 3 major campus events this weekend and therefore have no parking available for us.
Please notify members that are not on Facebook. We apologize for the cancellation and we will see you next month.
Om'paloov for your understanding.
An open letter to the Friends of Heritage Garden at Concordia University Irvine, CA
Dear Heritage Garden friends:
Spring is in full bloom in the Heritage Garden . . . we’ve got oodles of sweet peas climbing up string trellises in the main veggie garden, as well as some lovely California native wildflowers in our “mini-meadow” at Elderberry Point (the north-eastern-most point on campus).
You’re invited to check out the blossoms and then join in the rewarding work of digging, planting, weeding, and harvesting during our last two community restoration days of the semester:
We will continue to get together for “Green Wednesdays” through the end of the semester (last one is April 22 from 3:30-5 pm).
Keep an eye on our Tumblr blog (http://heritagegarden.blogs.cui.edu/ ) or Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Concordia-University-Irvine-The-Heritage-Garden/1504979059781530) for upcoming garden events from May-August—and then save the date for our big “kick-off-the-semester” Heritage Garden Open House on Saturday, August 29, from 9 AM-noon—we’ll have ecosystem gardening tours & talks, poster presentations of garden-related student research projects, and plant-related demonstrations by members of the local Native American tribe (the Juaneño Band of Mission Indians, Acjachemen Nation).
Thanks for your support . . . it's been a wonderful first year, with many good things to come!
We hope to see you at the next Health & Wellness Event
Thursday, May 14th
6:30 pm-7:30 pm
Topic: Advance Health Care Directives
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