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National Service and Inclusion Project

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Photo of Kevin Pacheco with some of his team members Participants: Kevin Pacheco

Program: Hoopa AmeriCorps on Native Lands, California
Service: Serves with a team in all phases of reforestation project; assists elders in community; maintains environment of reservation; Chops, stacks, and delivers wood to community elders for the winter.

Interview with Kevin Pacheco, March, 2001

Email, FEBRUARY 22, 2001

Dear Emily,
This is Kevin here. I don't know what to say? I guess talk about myself: I come from Hoopa, Ca. I work with AmeriCorps Service for 1 year. I have no interpreter. I only need an interpreter for meetings. I don't need that for work. I just write a note with some members and I taught some members some basic sign language like: "work, breaktime, what, where, why, toilet, see you later, bye, and hi". I can read lips a little bit, not long sentences just two or three words. So anyway, that's it. I don't have anything to say now. thanks-I got to go back to work. ciao

Photo of Kevin Pacheco being interviewed by Emily Miller

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