A Common Goal
Working together with other tribal nations, educators and public administrators, we are building valuable resources for the classroom in order to teach more about the California tribes. Through annual events like the California Indian Cultural Awareness Conference, thousands of school children, educators and community members come together to learn about the California Native American way of life. Partnering with educators, we have created CD-ROMs and built web sites to bring this history to the classroom. One such educational resource is http://rims.k12.ca.us/serrano/ where students, educators and others can share our history and culture.

Today, our people continue to celebrate the traditions of the past. Here at the San Manuel Reservation, we sing and dance Serrano songs, as well as the Cahuilla bird songs, that our elders have taught us. Tribes in Northern California, such as the Yurok, perform traditional dances like the Brush dance.