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Monday, 27 November 2017 by

For Immediate Release: Contact: Denise Tugade 916.319.2037 Tuesday, October 10, 2017


SACRAMENTO—Governor Brown has signed Assembly Bill 738, authored by Assemblymember Monique Limón (D-Santa Barbara). AB 738 provides for the development of a model curriculum in Native American studies for schools to integrate into lesson plans in grades 9 through 12.

“AB 738 is about communities telling their own stories that can be passed on to future generations,” said Limón. “A school curriculum that draws upon and reflects the history of all students, especially underrepresented students, is critical in providing a positive, engaging and meaningful experience in the classroom.”

The model curriculum will be designed with input from tribes to preserve Native American culture and history, and educate all students on its importance. Schools would be encouraged to offer a course in Native American studies based on the model curriculum. California has the largest Native American population in the United States and the third largest American Indian student population.

“This is a proud day for our tribe and Native Americans throughout the state of the California. The passage of this bill means that students will have an opportunity to learn about our history, our journey, our sovereignty and our culture through a curriculum that will be developed with vital input and oversight from Native American tribes. We would like to thank both state Assemblymember Monique Limon for her work on this bill and Governor Brown for making this dream a reality,” said Tribal Chairman of the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians Kenneth Kahn.

AB 738 was signed on Indigenous Peoples’ Day, October 9, 2017, and will become law on January 1, 2018.


Assemblymember Monique Limón represents the 37th Assembly District which includes Santa Barbara, Ventura, Goleta, Carpinteria, Ojai, Santa Paula, Fillmore, Buellton, Solvang, Summerland, Isla Vista, Montecito and parts of Oxnard. She currently serves as an Assembly Assistant Majority Whip.

Denise Tugade

Communications Director Assemblymember Monique Limón, AD 37

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Monday, 27 November 2017 by

Shu’-‘aa-xuu-dvn Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Program invites you to join us for weekly A Window Between Worlds healing through art workshops for the month of December.
This is an open community event and you may attend one (1) or all three (3) sessions. Workshop materials, supplies, food and refreshments will be provided.

Learn about domestic violence/sexual assault services offered by the Shu’-‘aa-xuu-dvn DV/SA Program
• Help empower and transform those who are impacted by violence and trauma through art
• Socialize and gather with your community

For more information regarding this event please contact:
Andromeda Lopez
Shu’-‘aa-xuu-dvn DV/SA Program
Tribal Outreach Specialist
Office: (707) 487-9255 Ext.1133

For domestic violence/sexual assault services or information please contact:

Shu’-‘aa-xuu-dvn DV/SA Program 24-hour Crisis Line: (707) 487-3175

Great American Smokeout – Press Release

Thursday, 09 November 2017 by

Great American Smokeout Press Release
Contact: Andre Cramblit UIHS (707) 825-4973

United Indian Health Services-NATIVE Tobacco Project*
Thursday November 16 th is the date set for this year’s Great American Smokeout (GAS). Every
year, on the third Thursday of November, smokers across the nation take part in the American
Cancer Society Great American Smokeout event. Encourage someone you know to use the date
to make a plan to quit, or plan in advance and then quit smoking that day. By quitting – even for
1 day – smokers will be taking an important step toward a healthier life and reducing their
cancer risk.
About 36.5 million Americans still smoke cigarettes, and commercial tobacco use remains the
single largest preventable cause of disease and premature death in the world. While cigarette
smoking rates have dropped (from 42% in 1965 to 15.1% in 2015), cigar, pipe, and hookah –
other dangerous and addictive ways to smoke commercial tobacco, like –e-cigarettes, are very
much on the rise. Using commercial tobacco kills people – there’s no “safe” way to use
commercial tobacco or nicotine.
United Indian Health Services will have informational tables set up at their clinics in Smith River,
Crescent City, Arcata, Weitchpec and Fortuna. Information about commercial tobacco use and
quit kits will be available to help people participate in GAS.
Quitting smoking is not easy, but you can do it. For free telephone counseling, self-help
materials, and online help to help you quit smoking call the California Quit Line at 1-800- NO-
BUTTS (1-800- 662-8887) or go to The American Cancer Society also has a
number of resources to help support your decision to stop using commercial tobacco, just go to
*United Indian Health Services is funded by the California Tobacco Control Program for the
NATIVE Tobacco Project. Culturally appropriate smoking cessation classes are available, for
more information call (707) 825-5070 or (707) 464-5726.

Dee-dvn-la: Saturday, November 18th, 2017

Ghvt-ti~lh: Xaa-wan’-k’wvt Hall Community Center

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