Santa Barbara Council to Discuss Street Renaming

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Source: Santa Barbara Mayor Cathy Murillo

The city of Santa Barbara is processing two street renaming proposals, came in at the same time coincidentally. Details below.

Barbareno Chumash Tribal Council wants to change Indio Muerto to Hutash, which means Mother Earth.

The second application aims to honor Dolores Huerta by renaming San Andres to Calle Dolores Huerta.

The Neighborhood Advisory Council will make recommendations to City Council.

Send City your opinion: [email protected]

1. Rename Indio Muerto to “Hutash” :

Neighborhood Advisory Council: this item will be heard by the Neighborhood Advisory Council on August 10 at 6:00 pm.

Public Participation: those wishing to give public comment at the meeting can register with GotoWebinar at: -Webinar ID - 347-086-347

This registration information will also be printed on the meeting agenda.

2. Rename San Andres Street to Calle Dolores Huerta:

Neighborhood Advisory Council: this item will be heard by the Neighborhood Advisory Council on August 24 at 6:00 pm.

Public Participation: those wishing to give public comment at the meeting can register with GotoWebinar at: - Webinar ID 791-451-947

Provide Public Comment: [email protected]

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Minibeast Aug 12, 2020 12:57 PM
Santa Barbara Council to Discuss Street Renaming

A-1597255921 AUG 12, 2020 11:12 AM-----It's "detail-oriented," with a hyphen. And: A long-haired 60s flower child was a “hippie.” “Hippy” is an adjective describing someone with wide hips.

a-1597262859 Aug 12, 2020 01:07 PM
Santa Barbara Council to Discuss Street Renaming

According to most dictionaries, hippie is an alternative spelling for hippy, a member of the 60s counterculture. It came from jazz slang hip (in the know). Nice try!

Minibeast Aug 12, 2020 04:02 PM
Santa Barbara Council to Discuss Street Renaming

A-1597262859 AUG 12, 2020 01:07 PM------- According to Christina Biava, PhD Linguistics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1991)
These are 2 different words.**************************

“Hippie” is a noun. It developed in the 1960s as a slang variant of the word “hipster,” which referred to someone who was quite up-to-date and aware of new styles. The word hipster itself came from the word “hep,” a slang word describing, similar to “hep,” a person who was ”in the know” when it came to styles, music especially. The origin of “hep” is unknown, but the word became popularized by early jazz musicians in the 1910s and 1920s. (Note how “hippie” came to have a rather different meaning than “hipster.” That is, while the connotation of “hipster” was positive, “hippie” took on a disparaging meaning).

“Hippy” is an adjective that describes a person with broad hips; it comes from the noun “hip.”

Ksen'_Sku'_Mu' Aug 13, 2020 02:00 AM
Santa Barbara Council to Discuss Street Renaming

Bohnett Park (Anapamu)Park
2.25 acres
Northwest corner of san pasqual and anapamu
Acquired Sept 1st 1936
from John H McCune for $1,960
for West side playground

The park is located partially in and adjacent to Old Channel of Mission Creek. In his 1935 report to the City,park consultant Ralph Stevens commented that the populous West Side should have a playground or neighborhood park. The site he suggested was the subject property. A plan for Anapamu Park was discussed in 1936. It was improved in 1940 and contained facilities for archery, baseball, scout camping and summer programs.
Beginning in 1947 the park was used for "Camp Conestoga" a day camp for local children. At the time restrooms were constructed. The use ended in 1973.
The configuration of Anapamu Park was changed in the 1950s when one block of San Pascual street was constructed adjacent to it on the east, and again in the mid 1960s when the Westside Boys club was constructed on the Anapamu street end of the park.
In February 1976, the Rotary Club of Santa Barbara offered funds, labor and material to improve the park with the request that it be named for the late Floyd O. Bohnett, former mayor and Rotary International district governor. The offer was accepted in April and the park was named Bohnett Park.

Parks and Rec, Histories of Individual Parks, 1977 by Mary Louise Days City Planning Division.

NostraChumash Aug 12, 2020 12:36 PM
Santa Barbara Council to Discuss Street Renaming

How about deporting all the Chumash back to the islands from which we came?..
Or, kill us off, as was initially intended?..
Place another bounty on our heads (1$..ea) & we will go away, or keep quiet..
Change the name to Manifest Destiny & celebrate.
And here's an answer to a question that was asked;
"Hutash" comes from the language created during the Mission System, by the various bands of Natives imprisoned
there, in order to have a common tongue.
Keep in mind that there were at least 3 very different languages spoken by us, & up to 11 dialects.
Hutash actually means
"The Spirit of Mother Earth".
And as long as we're suggesting new names, i suggest August..
"The month of celebration"..
"Hesiq?momoy ?an smaxa?tam"

KuroNeko Aug 12, 2020 01:14 PM
Santa Barbara Council to Discuss Street Renaming

NOSTRACHUMASH, you are recommending a word for August taught to us by Fernando Librado, and coming from the Ventureno Chumash language. I think we need a Barbareno Chumash word since this area is their ancestral homeland.
And I'm curious, from what source did you get information about the "language created during the Mission system"?

NostraChumash Aug 12, 2020 12:50 PM
Santa Barbara Council to Discuss Street Renaming

Even "Native american" is not correct & we don't like the name.
Most Natives do NOT like america, & we prefer to be called by our tribal names.
"Natives", Indigenous, 1st Nation, Aboriginal..are more appreciated.

a-1597272720 Aug 12, 2020 03:52 PM
Santa Barbara Council to Discuss Street Renaming

NostraChumash: Are there any events for those of us who would like to learn more about your culture? Possibly there is a monthly pow-wow held locally (or in the SYV) where we could meet/talk to the local chief, learn about the culture, costumes, and such. I think a lot of people would be truly interested in attending such an event. We attended a Native American event at Live Oak Camp several years ago, and it was wonderful with the colorful costumes, tribal music, and the fry bread was really good! Would be nice if we all could learn more.

Ksen'_Sku'_Mu' Aug 13, 2020 01:29 AM
Santa Barbara Council to Discuss Street Renaming

Oh my goodness, yet another neochumash group stealing away identity.
Barbareno Chumash Tribal Council was an offshoot of the coastal band of the chumash nation back in the 90s. When they broke off they followed leaders who didnt agree with the cbcn. Eventually those leaders proved to beess than who they claimed. The followers were actual lineal santa Barbara chumash descendants from villages in santa Barbara. They say they got tired of the leadership and also found out they those leaders were lacking any actual chumash blood so they split off in the early 2000's. This new group is called the Barbareño band of chumash indians.
THE Barbareño band of chumash indians have actual documentation showing they come from villages in the city of sb. One of the members is Ernestine Desoto-yee and she is a direct descendant to the last recorded chumash wot of the village of syuxtun, Yanonali.
So when folks say sb chumash tribe should be part of this, the Barbareño band of chumash indians should be consulted as a matter of protocol before anyone from the Barbareno Chumash Tribal Council attempts to take cultural credit.
This relates to a recent podcast that discusses how neochumash have taken over in an attempt to claim chumash identity for some cause that will grant them public exposure to further support their claim to be chumash.
Take some time to watch this podcast that exposes neochumash and the things they do to fool you all.

The correct santa Barbara chumash should be consulted

The Barbareno Chumash Tribal Council may have a member or so that do have chumash blood but when its leaders are in question then it raises a question about motives especially when they are not acquiring the support of the actual lineal descendants.
One day this will no longer be a problem. A current bill is in the works called HR 5268 which aims to prevent groups from claiming to be native without proof. This should keep these groups from making public claims like they do and being able to access contracts or funding that should only go to those who can provide documentation showing descendantcy.
Right now the folks who are descendants have no problem showing their genealogy but ask a neochumash to show you the paperwork and they get all defensive.

Only suggestion to the neighborhood council is to ask the Barbareño band of chumash indians to comment. Heck ask Ernestine she lives only a few blocks between both streets. If City folks want to do things right they should start there.

Ahchooo Aug 13, 2020 08:29 AM
Santa Barbara Council to Discuss Street Renaming

I’m all in favor of consulting the correct people. But we don’t need any true descendants to realize that “Dead Indian Street” is due for a name change. We probably wouldn’t like “Dead German Street,” or “Dead Human Street” these days either. I think Indio Muerto stuck this long because for the non-Spanish speakers it sounds nice. The meaning, however, is kinda weird for a street name.


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