Conference at CSUSB provides students with accurate depiction of California Native American culture

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IECN.com — Corded headbands made of raffia, bird songs set to the percussion of gourd rattles and animal hooves, basketry and pottery are just a few aspects of Native American culture presented to third- and fourth-graders during the 16th annual California Indian Cultural Awareness Conference Sept. 19-23 at Cal State San Bernardino.

The weeklong program was designed to provide students an accurate depiction of the culture and traditions of California’s first people, and presented by the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, Cal State San Bernardino and the San Bernardino City Unified School District. Over 2,000 students participated in the conference that culminated with the celebration of Native American Day Friday evening with tribes from across the region converging on the campus and the participation of hundreds of community members.

The article was published Sept. 28, 2016.

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