SAN ANTONIO NECUA Kumeyaay Indigenous Community on-line internet documentary traditional Kumeyaay fiesta Kamia Kumiai Indino documental pelicula Kumiai fotos Kumeyaay photos pictures of Kumeyaay basket weavers, pottery makers, basket weaving, overall documentary style photo documentation of the village inhabitants, habitations, ranchos ranches, and indigenous Kumeyaay artists in their working environments. Comunidad Indígena Kumiai, los indios indígenas de las fotos documentales de la forma de vida del photojournalism de México representan películas.
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Most of the local Kumeyaay Indian homes in San Antonio Necua appear to have been wired with electricity for some time — but a trip to the restroom still means finding an outhouse, or looking for a bush.

The drive from the main highway into San Antonio Necua is for the most part well kept and on well marked dirt roads, but the road eventually crosses over a rocky unpredictable riverbed that tends to washout and close the road during heavy rains.

As a road trip, San Antonio Necua is located along clearly marked "Ruta Del Vino" that include vineyards and wineries that offer tours and wine tasting across the Mexico border.

The Kumiai here appear to earn their living by farming the local vineyards and working in the wineries, including, gathering firewood, and raising livestock and crops on their land. Some of the Kumeyaay here also handcraft traditional Kumeyaay juncus and willow baskets, necklaces and clay pottery. The Kumeyaay here also harvest and bundle wild sage for Native American ceremonies that are sold across the U.S.-Mexico border in San Diego County Indian stores and souvenir gift shops.

Snippets of my initial observation:

• San Antonio Necua Kumeyaay community in Baja California, Mexico, is....

• The San Antonio Kumeyaay ancestors, the Mexican Indian tribes, have been in this area, including Southern California, for thousands of years. The Mexico-U.S. "border situation" has effectively alienated the (now) southern Kumeyaay from their (now) northern Kumeyaay relatives to the point where many of the families are no longer familiar with each other.

Some tribal leaders in Southern California and private individuals are working to de alienate these relationships, but the governments' paperwork to cross the border remains an effective obstacle to most southern Indigenous people wanting to cross the border into their Southern California ancestral lands to visit their relatives, attend funerals, participate in ceremonies, to sell their art, or for any reason whatsoever.

• The Mexico Kumeyaay Indigenous tribes have retained much of their traditional knowledge, and many of the people here provide for their families, as they have for thousands of years, by harvesting natural resources from their land like yucca, pine nuts, honey Some of the Kumiai people earn their living by making traditional arts and crafts for sale such as pottery, and by weaving willow, pine and juncos baskets, including harvesting and processing wild sage for traditional Native American ceremonies.

• KUMEYAAY.COM writer Mike Wilken (link broken) writes some very interesting information about the San Antonio Necua community.

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Los indios indígenas de las fotos documentales de la forma de vida del photojournalism de México representan películas, Comunidad Indígena Kumiai Kamia.

To buy purchase authentic San Antonio Necua Kumeyaay Indian traditional Indian arts and crafts, please visit the Shumup Ko Hup "Dream Come True" Indian store in Old Town State Historic Park, San Diego, California.

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