Ojai woman named one of state's women of the year

Photo by Jeff Walters
Julie Tumamait-Stenslie is honored by the California State Assembly March 6. California State Assembly Republican Leader Chad Mayes, (from left) Assemblymember Monique Limón, Julie Tumamait-Stenslie, Legislative Women's Caucus Chair Cristina Garcia and Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon.
Andra Belknap, Ojai Valley News reporter
Ojai resident Julie Tumamait-Stenslie was honored in Sacramento March 6 as the 37th Assembly District 2017 Woman of the Year. 
 “As the spokesperson for Ojai’s original inhabitants, Ms. Tumamait-Stenslie educates and advocates for her culture’s sacred sites and disappearing ways,” said California State Assemblymember Monique Limón. “She has served Ventura County and the entire Central Coast well by ensuring Chumash history and traditions are not forgotten.” 
“Ms. Tumamait-Stenslie’s family is one of only two to have resided continuously in the Ojai Valley since the days of the early 18th century, before Spanish friar Junipero Serra founded the San Buenaventura Mission,” added Bryn Sullivan, Limón's chief of staff.

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