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Loren Bommelyn

Loren Me'-lash-ne Bommelyn, until recently Tribal Chairman for the Tolowa Dee-ni’ Nation of northern California and southern Oregon, is his people’s most accomplished “tradition bearer” who has preserved, practiced and promoted Tolowa cultural traditions including its language, native regalia, ceremonial dances, songs, and basket making. A long-time teacher/educator, Loren holds an MA in Linguistics from the University of Oregon.