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NVTV – Michelle Montanez (Apache/Pascua Yaqui)

Cihuapilli Rose Amador interviews
Michelle Montanez (Apache/Pascua Yaqui) on
Native Voice TV show.

Her tribes are from the Sonora state of Mexico and Tucson, Arizona. The Apache and Pascua tribe are mostly in Tucson. Yaqui tribe have migrated from Sonora, Mexico to Tucson, Arizona to California and other states.

Michelle does some storytelling that talks about a little girl who listens and speaks of a tree which foretells the future of the Yaqui people. She mentions about the changes of the their people due to the European Spaniards and the Trains.

Michelle mentions the true name of the Yaqui ( Yaqui meaning- Do you speak?) and the Spaniards interpretation of Yaqui as their tribal name. Yaqui really is Yo’owem. Michelle continues speaking of the Yaqui and Pascua tribal ceremonials.

Fresno (CMAC 93) Educational Channel 93
of  Native Voice TV shows four times a week
(Monday, Wed., Friday & Sat.) at 5PM.