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Theatre Prompts

  1. An object I would like to place on our altar is a nice rock. My mother believes that all rocks hold strong veneerer that has the potential to heal. My mom is one of the most important people in my life,and she gives me every ounce of her love. When I don’t feel well, my mom likes to sit with me and meditate with rocks that come for the earth that loves us so much. 
  2. Two traditions that have meaning for me are Chanukah and Passover. One of my favorite traditions is searching for the Afikomen and winning a prize. I also love my family’s traditional Chanukah celebration in which we play dreidel for a prize of chocolate coins. 

Maya’s Fifth Day

I’ve been feeling pretty cruddy the last two or three days, so this morning I sat out of martial arts. I was a bit disappointed but the rest of the day made up for it. I napped through morning classes and when i woke up I didn’t feel as sick and my body was most definitely more rested. Then we went to Western U after lunch and get this- I held a freshly harvested human heart! I did throw up in my mouth a little, but for sure an interesting experience. Then came the virtual reality lab! The technology was incredible. Falling down the trachea almost felt real. Afterwards came dinner. Then today in theatre we talked about traditions. 


Catch these photos.

claapper sticks
Fun with clapper sticks!
dancing with sadie
Dancing with Sadie
Hammin it up
making the altar
Making the altar
mesquite pancakes
Mesquite pancakes!
my rock
Placing on the altar
pool day
Pool day

Maya’s Third Day

             Today I was very sleepy, but martial arts with Hector quickly woke me up! I had so much fun playing tribal games, and my team won both times! But i would have had just as much fun if we lost- the enjoyment was really in the teamwork of my group. I just wish it didn’t start at 6:45 am. Then after breakfast, we went to academic writing with Shelva . Today for Common Apps, we found five facts each about five colleges. This was particularly easy for me because that’s what I do in my free time, often while crying. (I did not cry this time). Then I went to lunch, and afterwards we had a class with Joe Parker.We spoke about Idle No More, and how it is important to request change when we believe change is necessary.  I would have then liked to take a nap, but that very moment we traveled to Scott’s house to go swimming. Then it was time to meet Saginaw Grant, a famous Native American actor. Saginaw spoke to us about the importance of culture and education. He also told us a legend that taught the moral of not rushing through your journey, so you may enjoy all of the experiences and details. I loved hearing him speak- I wish my face could’ve shown it! I was practically falling asleep though. I guess I’m just not used to waking up that early. Then we had dinner, theatre, and now blogging! I hope I’m not so tired tomorrow.

Maya’s Second Day

           Today was a busy day, and a little rough for me because I can never sleep well the first night at camp. I was really sleepy this morning, but martial arts with Hector was a lot of fun. Even though it was 6 a.m. it was incredibly hot- I’ll remember to bring water next time. I can’t wait for our progression with fighting over the next week. Then we had breakfast, and after we headed for academic writing with Shelva Hurley. This is not my favorite class because I do academic writing in my sleep. When we finished, we went to Pomona college for a worm lab with worms called C. elegans. C. elegans is used to study the human brain. This is because they have a similar central nervous system, yet much simpler. C. elegans has 302 neurons in its brain…compared to our 85 billion. We also got to see the muscles of the worms glow, which was super cool. When we were finished we talked about the subject “Who goes to college”.  Then we headed to lunch. Afterwards, we saw the Pomona museum and we had a talk regarding immediate word association between “museum” and “native artifacts”. Then came what was the most definite highlight of my day: basketmaking! I’m absolutely in love with how mine turned out. We’re supposed to give our first of a craft away; first beadwork, sometimes first medicine bag, and first basket. But I just don’t think I can part with mine! We also used paint that we mixed by using pigments, water, and salt. We then painted on small pieces of canvas. I did outer space.Then dinner, and then theatre with Rose Portillo. Today was super tiring but enjoyable all the same. 


Today felt like one of the longest days ever, we woke up around 6:30 and it is currently  9:37 and its still not over, but I really enjoyed everything that we did. First we played an indigenous martial arts game in the morning  thats pretty hard to explain but all the males did a tournament and I won!  We went to the pomona college science lab where we got to learn about C. Elegans (microscopic worms) that humans have a lot in common with. Then we went to the pomona museum where we learned about baskets that some of the native people to California made a very long time ago. Elder Lori Sisquoc also came and actually taught us how to make baskets and we painted using ancestral tools. We also saw a film that was about Hollywood and the negative impacts films had due to the way that Native Americans were portrayed as. These Hollywood stereotypes still have negative impacts on us  today but i feel the best way to deal with them is to prove that we are the exact opposite and we aren’t some crazy savage Indians that Hollywood made it seem like we were. Then after the film we went to our theatre class that I find fun because the instructor is so engaging and passionate and it just makes the class so much fun.

Diego’s 2nd Day

Today I woke up early to play traditional games. We were pushing energy through each other with a form of martial arts. We made baskets from Juncos. It was simple and easy but you had to make sure you paid attention of what your shape is forming from out of it. We had the chance to see glowing c elegans up close. It was awesome to see how their muscles glow when you take out the light. We learned how natives have been attacked through film history and how others have gained on the false images of natives. Natives were given the chance to stand up when film became cheaper to make. They shared their own images on themselves and was able to bring back their language by teaching it to their children as their main language. After the day we were able to release ourselves in theater where we all expressed ourselves with our our jesters.


Blog Post for Saturday July 23rd

Today was a very full day.

Pomona Museum with visiting Elder Lori Sisquoc – reflect on your visit to the  collection.  What are your thoughts about this type of archive of artifacts and what people might learn from them?

Tory Mudd presented about stereotypical depictions of Native Americans in film by Hollywood directors – what are your responses to her talk?

Pamela Peters talked about her work  “Legacy of Exiled Ndnz” – as a counter to balance stereotypical images of Native Americans – what is your response to her work?

How can we respond to stereotypes that we encounter in films?


How can  we respond to the invisibility of Indigenous Peoples mainstream media and films?

Briefly describe a movie or story would you like to tell/produce.