Ascencion Solorsano on her memorial at Mission San Juan Bautista. Photo by Robert Eliason.

History & Profiles

BL Longform: The Saint of Gilroy who helped save her culture and language

Remembering Ascencion Solorsano on the anniversary of her death. Born in San Juan Bautista, she was one of the last Native speakers of the Mutsun language.

Ann-Marie Sayers. Photo by Kirti Bassendine.

San Benito Lifestyle

BL Longform: Mutsun people dream of returning to their ancestral land

Few indigenous families still live in San Benito County.

Sonne and Laynee Reyna. Photo by Robert Eliason.

San Benito Lifestyle

SJB library receives Native American book collection

Laynee Reyna donates over 300 books and 70 field recordings for public use.

Caltrans attempted to deal with the South County curve on Highway 25 in 2015, but the rerouted portion of the road collapsed just a few months after opening. Now, repairs aren't expected to happen until at least 2022. Photo by John Chadwell.

Transportation

Hwy. 25 repairs near Pinnacles delayed until 2022

An indigenous site was found near the project in 2018.

Ann Marie Sayers at a local event in 2015. File Photo.

Indian Canyon Ohlone elder documentary opens in Berkeley

‘In the Land of Our Ancestors’ features Ann Marie Sayers.

Prayer Run from San Juan Bautista to Indian Canyon takes off. Photo by Carmel de Bertaut.

Art & Culture

Prayer Run and Storytelling Celebrate Indigenous Culture

Indigenous and nonindigenous people run from Mission San Juan Bautista to Indian Canyon. A fundraising storytelling event followed at Indian Canyon.

(From left to right) Noelle Clark, Brian Rawson, Mandisa Snodey, Jennifer Colby, Ramona Hill, Rachelle Eagen (Choctaw). Kanyon Coyote Woman Sayers-Roods in front. Photo by Carmel de Bertaut.

Art & Culture

First Friday at Crēdo Studio: Local and Native Foodways

San Juan Bautista event focused on Mutsun Ohlone culture, including food and storytelling.

Photo courtesy of Lisa Robinson.

San Benito Lifestyle

SLIDESHOW: 34th Annual California Indian Market and Peace Dance

The 34th Annual California Indian Market and Peace Dance took place in San Juan Bautista last weekend alongside the rib cook-off.

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Art & Culture

Indian Canyon storytelling gathering honors history of local, native peoples

On Saturday, July 9, the 20th Annual Indian Canyon Storytelling and Indigenous Gathering took place in Indian Canyon, a preserved native stronghold that once protected native peoples escaping the Spanish Mission at San Juan Bautista