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Barona Band of Mission Indians

Established in 1932, the Barona Indian Reservation is home to this regal tribe, which is recognized by the United States government as a sovereign nation, and is governed by an elected Tribal Council.

This Web site is dedicated to the promotion and preservation of the Kumeyaay culture. tells the story from the Kumeyaay perspective, and is the premiere source for Kumeyaay Indian information.

California Indian Basketweavers Association

The Purpose of the California Indian Basketweavers Association is to preserve, promote and perpetuate California Indian basketweaving traditions.

Kumeyaay Information Village Website

The primary goal of KUMEYAAY.INFO is to welcome visitors and Native peoples of all tribal nations and provide a casual village environment to share and network their culturally-relevant creative work, information and opinions.

USD Library Page on Kumeyaay, Diegueno, Kamia, & others

The website provides  contact information, along with acreage and population figures for the tribes located within San Diego County. Population figures are based on 2000 U.S. Census Data, and acreage information is from the California Department of Transportation.

San Diego Museum Council

The mission of the San Diego Museum Council is to increase awareness, connect, provide services, and advocate for the diverse museums within its membership.

With more than 40 unique museums as members, the Council strives to be a sustainable, prominent, and influential organization that represents San Diego County's museum community.

National Museum of the American Indian

The National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) is committed to advancing knowledge and understanding of the Native cultures of the Western Hemisphere—past, present, and future—through partnership with Native people and others. The museum works to support the continuance of culture, traditional values, and transitions in contemporary Native life.

Cosmic Serpent

Cosmic Serpent explored commonalities between western and native science, taking into account that native cultures have, over millennia, developed ways of knowing that are highly adapted, interconnected, and enduring. Each knowledge system informed the practice of science and its role in society in a fundamental way, and the commonalities provided a framework for developing mutually inclusive learning experiences in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics). The project recognized previous work that attempted to integrate both systems. Our innovative and collaborative approach explored commonalities between the two systems in the context of informal science education.

Western Museums Association

The Western Museums Association (WMA) is a nonprofit, membership organization dedicated to serving museums, museum professionals, as well as the related organizations and individuals, by providing vision, enrichment, intellectual challenge, and a forum for communication and interaction. The WMA is primarily comprised of members across the Western states of Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Washington, the Western provinces of Alberta and British Columbia, and the Pacific Islands, among others.

Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries & Museums

ATALM is an international non-profit organization that maintains a network of support for indigenous programs, provides culturally relevant programming and services, encourages collaboration among tribal and non-tribal cultural institutions, and articulates contemporary issues related to developing and sustaining the cultural sovereignty of Native Nations.

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