Author: Georgiana Valoyce-Sanchez

Georgiana Valoyce-Sanchez is a descendant of Islander and Coastal Chumash Peoples from her father's lineage, and O'odham (Akimel and Tohono) from her mother's lineage. She is currently an enrolled member of The Coastal Band of the Chumash Nation and chair of the Chumash Women's Elders Council for the Wishtoyo Foundation. She taught many different classes for the American Indian Studies Program at California State University, Long Beach, including two classes she designed: "World Genocides: An American Indian Perspective," with graduate student Anna Nazarian-Peters, and "Conduits of California Indian Cultures: Art, Music, Dance and Storytelling." She retired from CSULB in 2014, after twenty-seven years. She was a board member for many years at the California Indian Storytelling Association, and she continues to be an advocate for California Indian languages and sacred sites. Her poem "I Saw My Father Today" is on display at the Embarcadero Muni/BART station as one of twelve poems cast in bronze and placed prominently in San Francisco.

A Light To Do Shellwork By: Poems
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A Light To Do Shellwork By: Poems

Scarlet Tanager Books

A long-awaited collection from Chumash and O'odham poet and elder Georgiana Valoyce-Sanchez; Recipient of a Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2022 Award “Georgiana Valoyce-Sanchez’s poems hold out their hands and welcome me home. Home to a father’s line...

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