By Michel Nolan
The 12th annual California Native American Day celebration, on the university's grassy Lower Commons area, brought the culture of the state's indigenous people to those attending the California Native American Day Celebration.
The Friday evening festivities culminated the weeklong California Cultural Awareness Conference, which creates awareness of the culture, heritage and traditions of the California Indian.
Each year, the free event attracts about 1,000 people.
By David Olson
"This is the way you start to build mutual respect and understanding," Ramos said by phone during a break in teaching children about traditional Southern California Indian music. "They walk out understanding a little more about who we are, and it's important for them to have face time with California Indian people. It starts to break down misconceptions."
Below: "Wally Antone, right, of the Quechan Tribe, and others sing Native American bird songs Friday during the California Native American Day at Cal State San Bernardino." (Al Cuizon Staff Photographer)
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