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Decommission Diablo Canyon

Dear Commissioners:

The Northern Chumash Tribal Council (NCTC) is located in San Luis Obispo California, and was formed under the guidelines of California Senate Bill 18 April 26, 2006 as a State Recognized Tribal Government by the Native American Heritage Commission, organized and dedicated to preservation of the Chumash Culture, and Sacred Sites. NCTC is dedicated to meaningful consulting with local governments and agencies, consulting with the development community, and supporting tribal community well-being. NCTC members have been actively involved in government and projects to protect our culture for over 40 years in San Luis Obispo County.

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Breaking News
Pacific Gas and Electric Company
With Padre Associates, Inc.; DB Neish & Associates

Application to Conduct high energy seismic survey operations in state and federal waters between Cayucos and Point Sal and temporarily install and operate an array of seismic activity monitoring devices onshore.

Denied

Click to Read Complete Summary CCC 11-2012

Any concerns regarding this issue contact:

Cassidy.Teufel@coastal.ca.gov

fcollins@northernchumash.org

Village Hop

We hosted our Annual Chumash Nation Tomol Village Hop at Chicqawt’ (Morro Bay)  and Tsipxatu (Avila Beach) August 18-19 2012 was filled with Sunrise and Launch Ceremonies, Blessings, and Stories.

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Tomol Story

Chumash family canoe paddlers in Washington

The Chumash Nation is a maritime culture. We have lived along the California coastline from Ragged Point to Malibu and out to the Channel Islands for over 15,000 years.  The Chumash have lived and thrived in these lush lands and coastal ocean environments. Our ocean going vehicle is the “Tomol,” which means “canoe” in Chumash. The Chumash plank canoe is constructed with no nails, rivets, or ribs and it is sown together with a local plant called “Dog Bane.” This twine is made from the hand twisted fiber of the Dog Bane. You can see below the stitching on our latest Tomol Xax ‘Alolk’oy’ (Great Dolphin)

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Tribe losing

Tribe losing permission to climb Morro Rock after news of reburials of unidentified remains

June 26, 2012

By KAREN VELIE

Two sets of human remains, thought to be Native American, have been buried atop Morro Rock by a Salinian Tribal Council member, Salinian tribal members say.

Amid news of the reburials of the unidentified bones, discovered near Cambria and Cayucos, the Native American Heritage Commission plans to repeal an agreement that allows members of the Salinian tribe to climb Morro Rock, a spot sacred to the Salinian and Chumash tribes.

Northern Chumash Tribal Council spokesman Fred Collins said he is appalled by what occurred at Morro Rock.

“Burying remains up there is against all the public resource laws,” Collins said. “We are hoping they are never allowed to climb the rock again so these things do not happen.”

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