First People - Kumeyaay
Airs Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015 at 11 p.m. on KPBS TV
Friday, November 20, 2015
Credit: Courtesy of First People - Kumeyaay
The Kumeyaay Nation at one time lived throughout this region and is currently comprised of 13 reservations scattered across San Diego County and four in northern Baja California. The Kumeyaay people who live on and off these reservations share a heritage that goes back, in their words, "to the beginning of time."
This film explores some aspects of this resilient culture including the gathering and preparation of acorns, making of various tools, agave harvesting and roasting. The core this film presents the importance of sharing and maintaining their Kumeyaay cultural heritage and passing it along to future generations.
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