Day One, April 29 Yuman bird singers and bird dancers celebrate
during the opening ceremony, blessing by Albert "Boxie"
Phoenix, Barona elder.
Kumeyaay bird singers sang Yuman songs. Leroy
Elliot, Manzanita(in red ribbon shirt), Larry
Benagas, Barona (in blue ribbon shirt), John Christman, Louis
Guassac, Mesa Grande, and Demetrio
Pulido, La Huerta, are pictured singing and playing
traditional gourd rattles in the above photograph.
Kumeyaay elders Leroy
Elliot and Jane
Dumas, Jamul, shake hands during a walk-around greeting after
the birdsinging and birddancing was performed. Richard
Bugbee, Luiseño, is pictured pushing Jane along in