‘We DIG Heritage Celebration’


On Friday, May 31, the families at Diegueño Country School took a 100-year voyage back in time to the shores of Ellis Island.

In a re-enactment of the journey taken by millions of hopeful souls, the families were met by inspection officers, reviewed by immigration nurses, and heard the powerful stories of countless immigrants who took the long journey to America in pursuit of a better life.

The evening of May 31 marked the culmination of a year-long heritage study at Diegueño that involved ancestor interviews, walking in the shoes of their ancestors through writings, and performance art.

The students and their families celebrated their ancestral roots, their stories, their challenges and triumphs. The Heritage Celebration, “The Arrival,” was a meaningful tribute to our ancestral roots.

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