About Us

Former Barona Chairwoman Lisa Welch-Scalco provided the inspiration for this Shiimull Mata’yuum (clan gathering) website as a means to encourage the use of native traditions and language to build nurturing family relationships. This website, which is exclusively available to Barona Tribal member families, features a variety of stories and activities for you to do with your young children. Additional stories and activities will continue to be added to this website to support fun cultural learning and family interaction.


We would like to thank Barona Band of Mission Indians Tribal Council for their support of this project and the following individuals for their assistance with this website: Chairwoman Lisa Welch-Scalco, Patrick Curo, Councilwoman Bonnie LaChappa, Erin Payne, Laurie Egan-Hedley, Mallory Genauer, Ashley Christie, and Therese Chung.

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