Invitation to 2015 Pipeline Program Graduation – Sunday July 26th 2015 @ Pitzer College

Please come out and help celebrate these students’ accomplishments and transformations during the 2015 Pipeline Program.


2014 Pipeline Applications Due TODAY

2014 Pipeline Applications are due TODAY by 5PM!!!

You can turn them in by:

Mail: Send to Scott Scoggins, Pitzer College CEC, 1050 North Mills Ave, Claremont, CA 91711

Email: Send as a PDF or JPEG to

Fax: Send C/O Scott Scoggins to 909.607.5948

Please make sure your application is filled out properly, all questions answered, and all essays/recommendation forms/transcripts/etc attached!

If you need an extension on the deadline, please contact Scott Scoggins immediately!

Annual Ohlone Big Time Gathering

Ohlone-BIGTIME-FlierIt’s that time of the year again! The Ohlone Big Time Gathering! There will be dancers, food, cultural displays, talking circle, ceremonies, vendor booths, and more.

This Big Time Gathering is Special because it will be held in SAN FRANCISCO – the ancestral lands.

The Monday the 14th is the Indigenous People’s Day where there will be a sunrise ceremony on Alcatraz Island.

This is bound to be an exciting Big Time Gathering, so don’t miss out.



Ohlone in the News!

Recently, Chief Cerda went up north to San Francisco, where he held a ceremony at Crissy Field, the ancient ancestral land of the Ohlone. During the ceremony, Chief Cerda read aloud from a letter to King Juan Carlos I of Spain and Pope Francis, asking them for the chance to buy back his people’s native land and demanding an apology for past injustices.

The 28th Annual Honoring of the Elders Gathering

We will be going to the 28th Annual Honoring of the Elders gathering held in Watsonville, CA (Mount Madonna) from Friday May 31st through Sunday, June 2nd.


A little about the Gathering of the Elders from their website:

“The highlight of the Gathering is to honor our Elders.  We have an innate respect for our elderly.  They are the ones who teach us the ways of the ancestors.  When we treat our elders with respect, we teach our children to treat others, including their elders, with respect.  In this way, the cycle of tradition continues and the circle remains strong.  On the third day of the Gathering, we call the Elders into the center of the arbor and honor them with songs and gifts.”


“We are supported by our local Indian people, such as the Ohlone.  Active participants include the American Indian Alliance, Patrick Orozco, Tribal Chairman and elder of the Pajaro Valley Ohlone Indian Council & Tony Cerda, Chairman of the Costanoan Rumsen Carmel Indian Tribe.  Both Patrick and Tony have danced traditionally at the Gathering for almost as long as it has been in existence.  They honor their ancestors, who have danced on the same land for centuries.”

The Honoring of the Elders Gathering is hosted by TENA Council of Santa Clara County and are co-hosted by the Pajaro Indian Council of Watsonville. 

The address: 7850 Pole Line Road, Watsonville CA 95077