News From Native California Volume 31, Issue 3 - Page 59

i met james Luna over the phone on a cold afternoon in Berkeley, California. The heat had gone out in the old News from Native California office and I was huddled in gloves and coats, trying to make a deadline. The phone rang and a cool, collected voice on the other end said, “This is James Luna and I want to do some- thing about this mission crap. Gordon Johnson gave me your number. I just finished Deborah Miranda’s book and I’m sitting on the edge of my bed, angrier than I’ve felt in years. It feels good. I want to meet her. Let’s make something.” I thought it was a prank call. James Luna was famous. I thought James Luna existed in the nether world of artists that had cadres of assistants to keep them g&frFFƲFWfW'RV6RRFF( B6VrvRVFF'0v6VF( BvWBFRVBv&rF2v26V&ǒRऒ6BW2vW7B66RRFBR^( B&RfǖrWF&W&VWFBvVVVBFFƲfW"fB66&W7FRЧ&BBR7W&RBv2&Vǒ&VǒvB''V6R6BvR6VBfR''V6&R6WFr6WFW&6PvFvB6&'&VB6FBfRvB6&'&V@&V6R&V6W6RRv2W&fV7Fr2fW"FRV'26RF&V6FR^( 27V6f6GvVRvFVBFvWBG&7&w2RWpRvFVB&B6&"FBv2WVV7W&W26@G66vFBVgVǒ&'FVFW"FBB&VVFW&Rf"BV7Bf'GV'2F&bRFF( BfBW7BFP6RRBvR6VbbfFvR7Vv76W2'0g&BF"&V6W6RWfVRvVBWfW"rW7Bv@f'7B6rW2V( 2v&FRV&ǒ2vRv0w&GVFR7GVFVBFW2676FRFBR( ԖF( Ц'F7Bv2vrFfR'B6rBFRF2W6WV`'BB&R( BƖRF6V6BWB( ŖV7W&RvC( Чv2ג&W76RB&W7BB֖BFW&W7BBFW&FPWV7FF2ऒ6vVBWB&VƗVBBv6( B'B6r'WBV7GW&R'VW"vBVVvbFB66'WB@B^( B&RvVRFƶVB&WB2f֖ǒRvV@FVRW7FǒrF2"FB6W6v2&VFVBv0w&FFW"v2BvW&RFWƗfVBFR&WvVPFƶVB&WB2f֖ǒ2f6R6gFVVBfW2"Pv2&VFW7BbvR6Rg&6F2gFW"W"FFƲW2v2rFWV6VגfVWBg&Bb6VBFVFW"P7'VrFBRFV&VBFBW2Bv`7&vrFw2Rb7&vrFw26VbF6VRrv^( B&V7BBv2'Bb27V6v2^( @FWBFRBvBvF&rFV2^( BWV7WFR6RV&&FPRFBRV6R6r6֖r^( BBv&@7vVBW7B6R6VBR7W'&6RVBW&fV7BPvfRWG&&F'vgG2Rv2F66ƖRB62'WB7BbfVBW>( 2v&FRvVB6PFRƖvBb2V6W&vVVBVr'F7G2ƖRFP7V2fFFV"FVFv2VvfW&rRW6VB0fVV6RB&WWFFFvWBFW"'F7G26w22@7W&Frv2&RRvVVVǒfVBFRFfRw&BЦW'2W662'F7G2&VBRfVBfVVFrFVआRfVBf6FrvFFVRvVBvr&WBFV 6WfVVG2Rv2vFR'Bv&Bf"&Vr"ЧF7V"'WBRv2WVǒVfgW6fRW2vFVBWfW'FpF&R7V7F7V"BWfW'RFFFV"&W7Bv&R@FV6Rf"VF7&G"66V7RvFVBW2F6R( ėN( 2ƖR7F'2( R6BFR6R( WfW'P6W2FvWFW"BR&G2WBRV6^( 2ƖvB( ( ЦB7W&RbFB27G&֖6ǒ67W&FR'WBB27G&Ц6ǒW2R6RrBvR&VfV7BƗGFPb2ƖvBࠐ( DƖG6R&V FRFRG&fRB֖vB2vV6VRvBFRGVFR@F62VFW&VBFRF2W6WVb'N( 2V7GW&RVFFVǒF6VBFRFVw&2bFR7&vC֗GW&PbffVVB'Bv&B6V7F'2'BVFW67G26FV֖706VFr6VvR7GVFVG2ƖRח6VbBW6WV&fW2Ч62FƲ&WB&V6rFFR6"Bv2FVF@F6VBFRVFV6Rv22vFR2FRW6WV( 2v25"r")kSp