Our stories, places of cultural practice, villages, places of creation, and religious locations define not just our usage and worldview but it also allows us to have an intimate relationship between space and time (Ceremony) . This gives us our Cultural Identity and how we choose to idenitify ourselves. Our cultural and ritual practices connects us to that place. As the original caretakers of this land we understand the conection between all living things. Our practice of culture is not something rooted in the past. It is a living, breathing, interactive part of modern society.
Chumash & Maori Cultural Exchange Ceremony
ROTORUA, NEW ZEALAND
Cultural Chumash Immersion Programs
Chumash "Royal Diggers" singing welcome songs and sharing Chumash history at the Syuk'tun story circle, Cabrillo Blvd Santa Barbara CA.
Teshna Mendoza of the Apanish Foundation & Desiree Sanchez Santa Barbara Chumash Youths. Being interviewed by FNX TV Channel at Wishtoyo Foundations 20th annual anniversary celebration.
FNX | First Nations Experience is a nationally distributed TV channel exclusively devoted to Native American and World Indigenous content. FNX originates from the studios of KVCR-PBS in San Bernardino, CA.
Apanish Singers opening up the Gaviota Coast Conservancy screening benefit fund raiser.
Host at Sandslot Santa Barbara CA. Movie Screening of the Gaviota Movie.
Native American educators sharing history, culture and their spiritual ways of life.
“Sharing with the general public the beauty of the Chumash culture provides a cultural means
to educate about Chumash people and provides an example that Chumash people continue to
live, practice traditional ceremony and create new songs, new music for the public to enjoy,
using natural, traditionally made regalia and instruments". - Wishtoyo Foundation