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July 27, 2012
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Washoe return home to Tahoe for annual festival

The Washoe return home this weekend to celebrate and showcase their culture at the 22nd annual Wa She Shu It Deh Native American Arts festival.

Translating roughly to "Our People's Land," Tribal Chairwoman Wanda Batchelor said the annual event is about connecting with the land and water.

"It has always been an opportunity for our Washoe people and their families to come back to our aboriginal homeland," she said. "It showcases our culture, our arts and crafts, basketweaving, story telling and revitalizing our language."

Lake Tahoe is sacred to the Washoe Tribe.

"It's a connection to our homeland that is …

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