Photo by Lauren Kirschke

The San Manuel Band of Serrano Mission Indians Gathering Hall is a place where the past and present collide to provide an enjoyable and intellectual experience. Sharing and preserving California Indian cultures are the main focus of Dorothy Ramon Learning Center. Come share and learn with us in the gathering hall. Join the Community and become a Heritage Keeper.





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Dragonfly Gala 2016!

On August 13, 2016 at Morongo Community Center we will be celebrating Southern California's Native American cultures. This year's theme is Heritage Keepers where we will highlight the significant role of guarding and preserving Indian cultures. Please join us!

WHO: Proceeds benefit the nonprofit Dorothy Ramon Learning Center's work. 
WHERE: Morongo Community Center, 13000 Malki Road (formerly Fields Road), Morongo Reservation 
WHEN: Aug. 13. Reserve your spot now!

TICKETS: $45 each. Tables: $1,000, $2,000, or $3,000.
TO RSVP : CALL US, 951.849.7736 or, 951.849.4676 

Don't miss: 

• A fabulous dinner with samplings of native foods

• To-die-for desserts!

• Cultural exhibits highlighting our Native American heritage

• Flute music

• Traditional bird singing and dancing

Dancers Gala

• Special live auction
• Our famed silent auction, and we mean epic

• Dragonfly Award for high-soaring achievements

• Much, much more! (All photos from 2012 Gala by Carlos Puma)

Ernest and June Siva (President and Vice President of Dorothy Ramon Learning Center)

Continuing Classes & Events
Serrano Language and Culture
Continuing at 17 W. Hays St, Banning. Instructor: Ernest H. Siva. First and third Mondays. Free. Anyone interested in learning is welcome. <951.849.7736>

Fourth Sunday

Fourth Sunday Concerts: Every Fourth Sunday there usually is a cross-cultural concert from 3 to 5 p.m. at our beautiful San Manuel Gathering Hall, where the stunning acoustics celebrate music and benefit Dorothy Ramon Learning Center. Your $10 will help us save and share Southern California's Native American cultures.
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Flute class:

Every second Saturday starting at 5 p.m., you can learn to play the flute from your heart with members of the Inland Empire Flute Circle, 17 W. Hays, Banning. Your $10 benefits the Center. <951.849.7736>

flute music traditional

WAAT: A Celebration of First Cultures
Each November at WAAT we honor Native American Heritage Month and the First People of the East Valley area of San Bernardino County, California, by teaching elementary schoolchildren about the rich Native American history and culture of the Inland Southern California communities of Redlands and Yucaipa. Waat, for example, means Juniper and is a name that Serrano people called the Crafton Hills area near Yucaipa.

Southern California Indian cultures

James Ramos teaches bird-singing.
(Pat Murkland photo)
Co-sponsors of this event are Crafton Hills College, San Manuel Tribal Unity and Cultural Awareness program, Yucaipa Valley Historical Society, and Santos Manuel Student Union Cross Cultural Center, California State University, San Bernardino.