(Re)dedication

I love how the movement of the plants matches the movement of the dolphins! Very nice work, Ana!
Sherrie Miranda’s historically based, coming of age, Adventure novel “Secrets & Lies in El Salvador” is about an American girl in war-torn El Salvador: http://tinyurl.com/klxbt4y
Her husband made a video for her novel. He wrote the song too:

AnaElisa

 Today, members of the Coastal and Valley tribe of the Chumash joined together with members of the Santa Barbara community to re-dedicate the Dolphin fountain at the waterfront.

IMG_5400The fountain which honors the Dolphin relatives of the Chumash people, was enshrined thirty years ago today.

IMG_5402IMG_5416The Dolphins face the northern direction and its placement in the fountain symbolizes harmony in the three worlds. Since we are in severe drought, plants have replaced the flow of water; the Chumash people sang traditional  and contemporary songs in their language – to honor and welcome the plants, their Dolphin ancestors and the flow of life; which includes the revitalization of the Chumash language.IMG_5390Ho!

Learn more about Chumash life, culture and song here.

Text and photos copyright Ana Elisa Fuentes. Photos captured with Apple iPod

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