FALL 2014 – SJSU Student Projects with Tribes

This semester’s Nature and World Cultures students outdid themselves with substantive, professional work: projects focusing on the challenges of retaining and revitalizing biocultural diversity (ancestral lands and waters, culturally significant biota, indigenous languages), in collaboration with Northern Californian tribes.


Ohlone microdocCalifornia Native Americans: Ohlone Costanoan Esselen NationYouTube video by Mary Yang, Jordan Zuchowski, and Catherine Utman

Also see: two new Winnemen Wintu Microdocumentaries on YouTube: short and long. Plus, an ultra-cool Prezi on the Hoopa Tribe and the Salmon.


HowWeGotOurHandsHow We Got Our Hands: A Wukchumni Story of Origin, told by Marie Wilcox. YouTube video by Nick Bellin, Jeff Hartung, Patrick Bacungan, Itzel Coronel, and Sami Boutros.

Whale and the SalmonThe Whale in the Creek: A Kashaya Pomo Story, told by Herman James. YouTube video by Dennis Yu, Janie Dusenberry, Lauren Malady, Patricia Andrews and Edgar Garibay.

Coyote & Two GirlsCoyote and the Two Girls: A Kashaya Pomo Story, told by Herman James. One Video by Ekaterine Franco, Amanda Morgan, Amelin Norzamini, Cori Majewski, and Jaskaran Dhami.

Also see: How the Ocean was Created (Kashaya Pomo, Herman James) on YouTube.