Azteca Mexica New Year, San Jose, CA=Frank Gonzalez (right front), and The American Indian Veterans Association is always busy traveling around the county, praying (gourd dancing), and supporting American Indian Veterans and their communities. The Central California AIVA was established in 1996 as a non-profit.
Alberto Flores (left front) another AIVA member, is also the president of Association of the Yoeme (Yaqui) Nation of California. He also constantly travels and prays for relations across the country.
Manuel Ornelas (back) an AIVA member stays busy blessing people and smudging them off, from children to elders. He is always thinking positive spiritual thoughts and trying to help when possible.
Alberto Flores, Manual Ornelas and Frank Gonzalez picture by Chris Burquez