Barona Cultural Center & Museum

The Purpose of the Barona Museum is fourfold:

  • To increase understanding and appreciation of the Kumeyaay/Diegueño people, residents of Southern California from time immemorial, and the Barona Band of Mission Indians, in particular.
  • To preserve the Barona Collection of artifacts and to display them for tribal and public enjoyment.
  • To preserve the Kumeyaay/Diegueño language (‘Iipay aa), arts and traditional ways so that future generations of Barona youth can grow in strength and knowledge, secure in the richness of their heritage.
  • To educate the public on the history of the Kumeyaay/Diegueño people and Indian traditions such as birdsongs, language, gatherings, gaming and artwork from the early days to the present.

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The Tribal Digital Village Network (TDVNet) was created with the intent to bring Internet connectivity to the member tribes of SCTCA and empower their people. The Tribal Digital Village(TDV) is a continued set of objectives to help SCTCA achieve its mission thru technology, first and foremost, devised by the community leaders to handle the technical aspects of meeting its mission statement. The primary mission of Southern California Tribal Chairmen's Association (SCTCA) is to serve the health, welfare, safety, education, cultural, economic and employment needs of its tribal members and descendants in the San Diego County urban areas.

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