When thinking of a company name, we wanted a name that had the symbolism of indigenous culture. With Yendi learning her Kachiquel Mayan roots, at the time and Johnny from the Tule River Indian Reservation.
Johnny Nieto impressed me from the moment I saw him. The more we talked, the more I realized I was speaking to a natural born leader, possessed of the fortutude and wisdom of his ancestors, moving with grace and confidence in the material realm. The real deal. Walking in two worlds. Johnny says anyone can do it. Anyone can achieve their dreams.
Many Powwows are open to the public and are a wonderful opportunity for non-Indigenous people to experience a traditional gathering on celebration of life. If you have never attended one, here are some protocols that must be respected.
The ultimate goal of Johnny Nieto, a 19-year-old football player at Moorpark College who is majoring in business administration, is to lead the Tule River Tribal Council. "I got a full-ride scholarship from my tribe to attend college. My tribe is Tule River Yokuts," said Nieto, of Simi Valley, who is from the Tule River Indian Reservation in Porterville.