Strange Dreams!

I’ve been having some really awkward, strange dreams about the island and everybody is in them! It’s like these dreams are repeating! They won’t go away! I see everybody in my dreams though… There’s places on the island in my dreams that look familiar in reality but in my dreams I don’t know where and what they are! Really getting curious!?!?!? It’s driving me crazy I really want to know what and where they are! Is it a sign or something?

Missing everyone already

I can’t believe how connected I got with everyone more then others but now I just can’t wait until next year maybe even the fall!!! But anyways I love all you guys I missed my family mostly my bed but you get what I mean everything was so much fun I loved learning so much about different cultures and how there personalities were all so different
I’m going to miss hearing this every day “Trisha gets down”-tekpot
I just loved it there and I’m so greatful for everyone that put together the program how much you loved every single one of us! :)

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<3 trisha

Missing the New Family!

I miss everybody so much already especially Mati Luhui! There such amazing inspirational awesome people I’m so glad I got to meet them! Everybody else to I cried so hard! I cried from the village to almost all the way to the airport! Then we missed our flight and had to stay one more night. I am now at home and happy to be here but can’t wait to go back next year, my sister is coming to pipeline next year with me! More Lummi kids, pretty soon lummi kids will be taking over pipeline pretty soon! I’m finally going out on the water now! I also got my sage stacked and ready for every morning. I can home a totally different more mature person! Also darker lol my mom told me she was looking for a white girl and she started noticing I got darker lol! I miss everybody I need numbers ASAP! Love you all!!!! “Hy’shqe Siam Ne Scheleche Siam” that means “Thank you my friends and relative”❤️❤️❤️

Already missing the students

Today I woke up thinking I was at Wishtoyo Village, but I was at home in my room. Last night, after the gradation ceremony, the drive back to Pitzer was really interesting and weird because of all the unexpected delays that happened lol. On the way home, I was thinking a lot about the Pipeline students running around, laughing, and singing. I feel like I did not really get a chance to properly say goodbye. I’ve never gotten so many hugs before. It really brought a lot of great energy.  Thank you Pipeline students for your positive vibes and teachings. I’m using my tablet to post this blog…thank you Chumash Elder Adelna. To all, continue the ceremony and prayers, and don’t forget about what you learned at Pitzer, Western U, Wishtoyo, and Limuw…the teachings, history, education, and Consciousness…  Share what you learned! Because the teachings belong to the people.

Alejandro Zermeno
– mentor

P.S.    it’s in the marshmallows!

Best year ever!

This experience has been so amazing being apart of this program! Just being here at the village and Pitzer! The best part ever was the island! The island is like unexplainable it’s so breath-taking I want to so definitely come back next year! The mentors are awesome so are the Chumash kids the program kids, Scott, Matti and his wife( I really need to learn how to spell her name) the elders! Everybody is so awesome I’m really grateful for that because everybody was here for me when I was going through a hard time with my auntie and they are the most amazing people in the world I’m so glad I got to know and experience this with everybody

Hello & Goodbye Santa Cruz

The Pitzer program got an experience like no other. Having a chance to be at Santa Cruz for three days was such an amazing experience and I enjoyed it very much. Our first day there we got a good hike up to the cabins and then we learned about the diversity of the Santa Cruz island also the other island. Along with that learning lesson we played a game. The second day was quite wonderful waking up to morning ceremonies was very inspirational and then we had some amazing breakfast. After we had to get ready to go kayaking and snorting which in my opinion was super duper amazing! I kind of had a panic attack when snorting but I enjoyed seeing everyone happy. Third day I was super excited but sad to leave we had four hours to have free time I took the advantage to jump off the peri which was outstanding overall then I took a nice nap. I love it and I love the days!