Pictured in above (L to R): Chief Pasqual, my great grandmother Evelyn Dugan, my grandmother Denise Dugan, and my mother Angela Strickland.
Now, these are the Quechan Tribal Chief's heirs: Hip-pah White, Ets-ar-a-nich or American name George White, Etsliepaul Tone, Havchats ha-chech-va or American name Mary Pasqual, Cina-ack-e-mat or American name Frank Pasqual, Met-quis-um or American name Joseph Palmer, Navaycavar or American name Lewis Montana, Comathee Mine, Laots Jackson, Havchats or American name Lontwin Homer, Heil-a-ka-mave or American name Petronella Homer, Ho-mal-no-nea or American name Clement Escalanti, Hippah or American name Josie Dugan, Tsu-yon-en-yo or American name John Dugan, Havchats Cutahqueshamal, Annalita Homer Tarlton, Josie Pasqual and Mary Tone. From this lineage also came Evelyn Dugan the mother who bore Denise Dugan, Denise Dugan bore Angela Strickland and Angela Strickland bore, Tamara Ravelo the one who now lives to share our story and is the hope of her ancestors prayers.
THE BOARDING SCHOOL BUILDING
My grandma worked in this building that is now dilapidated. I often would visit her here. It was was a boarding school building operated by the Catholic Church until 1900. It holds so many memories and still exist today.
WHERE I LIVED ONCE
This is one of the residences (updated now) where I lived on the reservation when I was younger. It is surrounded by fields and can be seen from the I-8 highway. When the farmers would plant crops, we would just go out back and grab a few pieces.
THE MEDICINE WHEEL
When my grandma was alive she often had this around her neck. When I asked her what it was for she said "for healing." Sometime later she explained it more. I now have it and cherish it. I only bring it out during sacred times.
Let's Master this MOUNTAIN together!
With an aim to be a welcoming community and fostering belonging for all, this year we are creating space to talk about hard things and healing them.