Project Archive

Rincon Youth Storytellers Current, Ongoing and Completed Projects include:

  • Ongoing Introductory Luiseño Language Program

    The RYS Introductory Language Program combines curriculum taken from two sources:  (a) ‘traditional’ Luiseño from local Elders and community members and (b) formal ‘academic’ Luiseño as offered by Dr. Eric Elliott.  RYS Director Ami Admire has studied with Dr. Elliott and regards him as a source of support as he fortifies her language goals by allowing her access to his Luiseño curriculum and texts which she uses to supplement her lessons.

  • Dance Residency with UCSD PhD student, Sam Mitchell (Yaqui)
  • RIEC Summer Comtemporary Dance Class Mr. Sam July 2016
  • Palomar Community College AIS Dept.: Children’s Luiseño Book Project:‘Why the Stinkbug is Black’

  • FNX/ First Nation Experience Television Network: Short Film collaboration

  • TDV/Tribal Digital Village: Luiseño Children’s Songs Re-Recording Project                   Southern California Tribal Chairmen’s Association (SCTCA) provides support to RYS in the form of a technical advisor, facilities, and access to media devices.  The current Media Program includes but is not limited to the re-recording of non-traditional children’s songs in Luiseño and the preservation of Storytelling events by teaching students how to record and document performances.
  • Medicinal Plant Project: Ongoing study of the medicinal plants of Rincon

  • Puppetry Project: with Lynne Jennings and UCSD. 

  • Performance Workshops with Sam Mitchell UCSD PhD Theatre Candidate and Julie Burelle UCSD Professor of Theatre: Workshops 

  • Performances by invitation: including Fiesta and VCPUSD CA Indian Days

  • Valley Center Pauma School District

    Each year, the Valley Center Pauma School District recognizes the RYS by inviting the group to perform a four-day ‘tour’ at their school sites for California Indian Day.  Since 2005, RYS’s yearly performance schedule has grown from five performances a year to thirteen.  In addition, the students repeatedly ask if they could increase their commitment from one to two or more days a week.