Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Upcoming Speaker: Kilma Lattin

Come Join Us!

We look forward to our guest speaker, Kilma Lattin, for our Lions Club on February 3rd at the Pala Casino.

Mr. Lattin developed a full-length documentary video project to honor the legacy of military service in the Pala Tribe.  The video collected the stories of Pala’s Veterans past and present featuring interviews with military veteran tribal members; the project was completed in 2012 and is now a permanent part of Pala’s rich cultural history.

Join us as he shares some background information and insights on the creation and impact of this documentary.

The Lions Club meeting begins at 6:30 in the Sycamore meeting room area.

Link to the Pala Casino internal building / room map: http://j.mp/1dKB4jU

Link to a Google map of the Pala Casino: http://j.mp/1ahYcsh

More information:

From the American Revolution to World Wars I and II to present day Iraq and Afghanistan, Native Americans have a long tradition of participation in the United States military. Their courage, determination, and fighting spirit were recognized by American military leaders as early as the 18th century. DEFENDING THE HOMELAND: NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE UNITED STATES ARMED FORCES: is a documentary that brings their stories to life.  California's Pala Band of Mission Indians and the Pauma Band of Luiseno Indians have an especially illustrious history of military service.  DEFENDING THE HOMELAND showcases their emotional battles both overseas as warriors and here at home as veterans.

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