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Juan Angel Reynoso; “nemuuly” (Grizzly Bear) is 2Spirit Ipai-Kumeyaay from the San Pasqual Band of Kumeyaay Indians; the original stewards of present day San Diego County, California.


An Indigenous-2Spirit Storyteller, Advocate, Teacher, and Culturally-Trauma-Responsive practitioner, Juan’s personal work centers the experiences of Indigenous/Queer Kin and their perspectives within Native country; past, present, and future. A champion for love and accountability, he empowers individuals to embrace the world unapologetically themselves, embracing their individual experiences and stories as restorative medicine.


Juan’s professional portfolio includes nearly 20 years of leadership, with roles in Tribal Gaming Operations, independent consultation, action research within Native communities through the University of California San Diego, environmental food, and land education through non-profits such as Indigenous Regeneration, and restorative justice for youth as a 

Board of Director for Peace Anger Love (PAL). 


Juan holds a Master of Arts degree in Teaching and Learning from The University of California San Diego, a Bachelor of Science degree in American Sign Language and English Interpretation from William Woods University, and holds dual

California teaching credentials.


Juan describes his purpose as weaving together the threads of traditional knowledge to the present. Indigenizing practices and passionately supporting individuals on their own journeys towards reconnection and self-discovery.


Speaking Engagements


Oralism vs Speaking

In this Vlog, Ella Lentz discusses the differences between oralism/oralists and speaking/speech skills. She further calls for the need to rid the world of Oralism and Audism.


Commencement Speech
Stanford University

Steve Job's gives his 2005 commencement address at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California.


Narrative Story

In this narrative, the ASL storyteller shares a story of a young poor girl who finds herself in the presence of a scary witch.


Interested in learning more about my work and or would like to express interest in collaborating on an upcoming event, contact me at the email below or on my IG handle @jreynoso25 to get the dialogue moving. 

I look forward to hearing from you shortly. 

San Diego, CA, USA

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