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Governor signs Ramos California Indian Education Act aimed at improving classroom instruction of Native American history and culture

SACRAMENTO—Governor Gavin Newsom approved a bill encouraging local schools to create task forces of area educators and tribal representatives to share local tribal history and culture, discuss issues of mutual concern and develop Native American curriculum and classroom materials. The measure, AB 1703, the California Indian Education Act, introduced by Assemblymember James C. Ramos (D-Highland) was part of a five-bill tribal package the lawmaker sent to Newsom and which he has approved.

Ramos, Yabuno commemorate historic, first ever paid California Native American Day holiday for court workers

SAN BERNARDINO— Assemblymember James C. Ramos (D-Highland) and Presiding Judge R. Glenn Yabuno of the San Bernardino Superior Court today commemorated the first ever paid California Native American Day holiday extended to staff of a state entity – court personnel. This year the holiday falls on Friday, September 23.

Ramos successfully introduced AB 855 in 2021 to permit court personnel to switch Columbus Day for California Native American Day. The Judicial Council sponsored the bill.

Ramos proposes schools and tribes collaborate in teaching of Native American history, culture in classrooms

SACRAMENTO—Legislation encouraging school districts to collaborate with local tribes to increase knowledge about California Native Americans in their communities and help prevent incidents such as the one involving a Riverside mathematics teacher who last October mocked and insulted Indian culture will be introduced in coming days announced Assemblymember James C. Ramos (D-Highland).

Ramos introduces 2 bills to battle opioid crisis

SACRAMENTO—Two bills to combat the deadly fentanyl crisis—one making lifesaving treatment against opioid overdoses more accessible and another holding social media platforms more accountable for monitoring illegal activity on their platforms—were introduced by Assemblymember James C. Ramos (D-Highland).