Jane Dumas is a member of the Jamul Band of Kumeyaay Indians in East County. She is a well-known and widely respected elder, teacher, and leader in San Diego's American Indian community and in San Diego at- large. For decades, Jane has been speaking in classrooms and at public events, sharing knowledge of Kumeyaay culture and medicine, and stressing the value of traditional language and history in today's urban and American Indian societies. In 1981, Jane helped found the San Diego American Indian Health Center, and since 1986 she has been described as an "anchor, leader, peacemaker, and bridge between Indian and non-Indians in the areas of medicine and education" and believes that "we can become healthier as both individuals and as a community by incorporating traditional knowledge and spirituality."
13th Annual San Diego County Women's Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Dinner
Five San Diego women were inducted into the Women's Hall of Fame on March 28th, 2014 at the McMillin Event Center in Liberty Station in front of 250 attendees including Congressman Steve Peters and Supervisor Dave Roberts. Nominations for 2015 can be submitted by October 15.