By Lynn Valbuena – SBSun.com – Photo: Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG.
Photo: Native American tribe members from across the country and Canada perform during the Grand Entrance Saturday October 8, 2016 during the 24th annual San Manuel Pow Wow at Cal State San Bernardino.
Native American Heritage Day is a time to acknowledge and honor the significant contributions that the First Americans made to the establishment and growth of the U.S. The rich cultures, traditions and histories of Native Americans have contributed significantly to the national fabric of the United States, which continues to be recognized as a beacon of hope to the rest of the world.
Since the San Manuel Indian Reservation was established in 1891, we have proudly shared our deep-rooted Serrano Indian culture and history with the greater community. Our mission to promote our culture, protect our land and sustain our tribal community helps to advance our Tribe and the entire Inland Empire region.