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Archaeological Society/Dig-It Club Meeting
Thursday, November 15, 2012, 07:30pm - 08:30pm
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Santa Cruz Archaeological Society and Cabrillo College Dig-It Club Speaker Meeting. Valentin Lopez, Chairman of the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band, one of three historic tribes that are recognized as Ohlone, will present a talk titled, "Understanding the Cultural Resources of the Amah Mutsun". Valentin is Mutsun, Chumash, Awaswas, and Yokuts. The Amah Mutsun are comprised of the documented descendants of Missions San Juan Bautista and Santa Cruz. Mr. Lopez is a Native American Advisor to the University of California, Office of the President on issues related to repatriation. He is also a Native American Advisor to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and the Phoebe Hearst Museum of Anthropology. Valentin is working to restore the Mutsun Language and is a traditional Mutsun singer and dancer.

Location : Cabrillo College's Sesnon House
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Free