Berkeley Lab

Family Story Time: HorŠe Tuuxi, My Name Is Kai! – May 28, 2020

The Latin American and Native American Employee Resource Group, along with the Berkeley Lab’s Parents Network, is hosting a story time with Native American and Bay Area author, Angel Heart.

She will be reading her new book, HorŠe Tuuxi, My Name Is Kai! HorŠe Tuuxi means ‘good day’ in Chochenyo, the language of the Lisjan-Oholone Peoples. It’s the story of a 7-year-old boy living on his ancestral homeland. Kai introduces young readers to his people, the Lisjan-Ohlone Peoples, First Nations of Huichin of Oakland, California.

Angel Heart, Quechua-Puna, is a US Army Veteran who was invited to write a children’s book from the perspective of a young Lisjan/Ohlone boy, Kai. Kai is the grandson of Corrina Gould, the official spokesperson of the Lisjan/Ohlone Federated Villages. Angel Heart and Kai use photos to help tell the story of the Ohlone people, from their history to today. The story will be followed by a talk and there will be time for questions at the end.

Date: Thursday, May 28 (add it to your calendar)

Time: 11 am – 12 noon


Link to purchase book: HorŠe Tuuxi, My Name Is Kai!

50% of the proceeds from the purchase of this book benefits the Sogorea Te’ Land Trust