Emergency Preparedness:
Spotlight on Indian Country

Gabrielino-Tongva Tribe & The Turtle Tale
A Native American Account of Earthquakes


“The Turtle Tale,” is a Native American legend that comes from the Gabrielino-Tongva Tribe, a California Indian Tribe also known as the San Gabriel Band of Mission Indians. Storyteller Jacque Tahuka-Nunez (tribal descendant of the Acjachemen Nation) takes us on a journey of discovery to learn of why every so often the earth shakes.  Long, long ago, Great Spirit enlisted the help of Turtle and his six brothers.  Come and listen to the story!

A production of the Southern California Earthquake Center.

Preparing Makes Sense  Run To High Ground

Preparing for times of scarcity, whether it’s shortages of food, water, or meat, is part of the Native American culture.  Families prepare for times of scarcity and make plans for their children, their elders and their families.  During disasters and emergencies, everyone on the reservation pulls together to help one another.  That is the definition of strength and resilience.  Through uncertainty and adversity, Native Americans find a way to prevail because an emergency can happen at any time.

EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS 

iTEMA – Tribal Emergency Management Association
Ready Indian Country
Ready Indian Country – Southwest
National Tribal Emergency Management Council
Heritage Preservation – Getting Ready
NTEMC – Tribal Teen CERT

PERSPECTIVES
Who We Are
Rose_DavisRose Davis, founder and editor of Indian VoicesNAM Logo
NAM, advocate of ethnic news organizations
DropCoverHold for blog biggerHow do you say Drop, Cover and Hold On in different tribal languages?
CalOES LogoGovernor’s Office of Emergency Services

LEGENDS & TALES
Thunderbird and Whale
Serpent-Spirit
Swan’s Daughter Marries Earthquake’s Son
Tsunamis & Earthquakes 

RESOURCES
Emergency Preparedness
Indian Voices
Native American Times
Indian Country News
New America Media
Bureau of Indian Affairs

VIDEOS
Native American Tribes Join Unified Command
NAEMT
THE FLOOD
PREPAREDNESS

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