Calendar of Events, Fall 2013
Through October 31
4th Annual Pomo Honoring Month, Sebastopol. A variety of arts exhibits, storytelling, dance performances, school programs, and other events to celebrate and honor the Pomo Indians. Visit www.pomo-honor.org or email email@example.com for a full listing of events.
Auburn Big Time Powwow, Gold Country Fairgrounds, 1273 High St., Auburn. 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Arts and crafts market opens at 9 a.m., grand entry at noon. For more information, call (530) 350-0847.
7th Annual Chumash Cultural Days, Santa Ynez Reservation, 100 Via Juana, Santa Ynez. Dancers, vendors, hand game tournament, California Indian singing contest, and storytelling. All California Indian vendors and dance groups welcome. Camping available at Lake Cachuma. Gathering starts Saturday at 1 p.m.; hand game tournament begins at 4 p.m. For more information, call (805) 688-7997 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Measure for Measure: An Indian Boarding School Comedy, The Autry in Griffith Park, 4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles. A bawdy adaptation of Shakespeare's Measure for Measure by Randy Reinholz (Choctaw), set in the Old West. 7:30 p.m. Free; reservations recommended. For more information, call (323) 667-2000 or visit theautry.org.
Annual Malki Museum Fall Harvest Gathering, Malki Museum, 11795 Fields Rd., Morongo Reservation, Banning. Demonstrations, lectures, Cahuilla harvest food tasting, and Indian arts, crafts, and games. For more information, visit call (951) 849-7289 or visit www.malkimuseum.org.
Poetry Celebrating the Pomo Way, Coffee Catz, 6761 Sebastopol Ave., Sebastopol. Hosted by Sandy Eastoak; poets TBA. 1 to 4 p.m. For more information, call (707) 829-6600.
Pomo Women's Culture, French Garden, 8050 Bodega Ave., Sebastopol. Presented by Mnemonic Productions. 7 p.m. For more information, visit www.pomo-honor.org.
38th Annual American Indian Film Festival, San Francisco. A variety of films by or about American Indian and First Nations people, from animated shorts to feature-length films. For full schedule of showings and locations, call (415) 554-0525 or visit aifisf.com.
California Basketweaving, State Indian Museum, 618 K Street, Sacramento. Basketweavers from all over the state demonstrate a variety of materials and weaving techniques. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call (916) 324-8112 or visit www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=486.
American Indian Arts Marketplace, The Autry in Griffith Park, 4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles. Meet artists from over forty tribes, sample Native American food, and enjoy cultural performances and presentations. For more information, call (323) 667-2000 or visit theautry.org/programs/american-indian-arts-marketplace.
4th Annual Nisenan Heritage Days of the Nevada City Rancheria: Rekindling the Spirit, Sierra College, Nevada County Campus Multipurpose Center, 250 Sierra College, Dr., Grass Valley. Celebrate the Nisenan people with day of artists, Nisenan family history, vendors, speakers and more. 11 am to 4 pm. Free. For more information visit
Native Literature Showcase: Meet the Authors!, California State Indian Museum, 2618 K St., Sacramento. Authors from across the country will be here to discuss and sign their latest publications on Native topics. Lectures begin at 10 a.m. and continue on the half hour throughout the day. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, call (916) 324-8112 or visit www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=486.
A Kashaya Voyage to Russia, California Historical Society, 678 Mission St., San Francisco. Come hear Kashaya travelers tell their stories of journeying to Russia in 2012 to commemorate the 200th anniversary of Fort Ross, and to enjoy traditional Kashaya dancing and foods. 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Free. For more information email email@example.com.
Native American Film Screening, California State Indian Museum, 2618 K St., Sacramento. Informative, contemporary, and sometimes controversial Native films will be shown throughout the day; specific films and topics TBA. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call (916) 324-8112 or visit www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=486.
Sunrise Ceremony, Alcatraz Island. Every year, the Native American Sunrise Ceremony is held on Alcatraz Island to commemorate and give thanks to the Native peoples of this country. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Annual Ohlone Shellmound Walk, corner of Ohlone Way and Shellmound Street, Emeryville. Noon to 3 p.m.
Indian Arts and Crafts Holiday Fair, State Indian Museum, 2618 K St., Sacramento. Native artisans from all over California offer their wares for sale the two days after Thanksgiving. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call (916) 324-8112 or visit www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=486.
November 29–December 1
32nd Annual Indio Powwow, Indio Springs Dr., Indio. Celebrate all weekend long with the Cabazon Band of Mission Indians and tribes from across the United States and Canada as they come together to show off their dancing and singing skills through traditional competitions. Enjoy Native American dancing, drum contests, peon games, and bird singing. Event visitors can also join dancers in the arena during selected times to participate in a non-competitive intertribal dance. For more information, call (760) 238-5770.
CSUN Powwow, California State University, 18111 Nordhoff St., Northridge. Hosted by the American Indian Student Association. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Free admission. For more information, email email@example.com.
Twenty-nine Palms Band of Mission Indians Winter Gathering, 46-200 Harrison Pl., Coachella. For more information, contact Earl Thomas at (760) 775-3239 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Through December 2013
Natinixwe: The Hupa People, Clarke Historical Museum, 240 E. St., Eureka. Historic black-and-white photos from the 1940s and 1950s of the Hoopa Valley Indian Reservation community, taken by tribal member Ernest (Ernie) Leland Marshall Jr. (1913–1961), along with displays of ceremonial regalia made by his grandson, Bradley Marshall, and selected paintings by Hupa artists Loren Lavine and Marlette Grant-Jackson. Wed.–Sat. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call (707) 443-1947 or visit www.clarkemuseum.org.
November 1–January 12, 2014
Still Here: Not Living in Tipis, PhotoCentral, 1099 E St., Hayward. Exhibit of photos from Sue Reynolds's new book, Still Here: Not Living in Tipis. Mon. 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Tues.–Fri. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Opening night reception and book signing November 1, 6 to 9 p.m. For more information, call (510)-881-6721 or visit www.photocentral.org; RSVP to reception at email@example.com.
CLASSES, LECTURES, AND WORKSHOPS
Agua Caliente Cultural Museum
219 S. Palm Canyon Dr., Palm Springs. (760) 778-1079 or www.accmuseum.org.
Living Traditions craft programs; Spirit Keepers lectures, classes, and panel discussions; other special events featuring storytelling, bird singing, dancing, and more. Contact museum for full listing of upcoming events.
Autry National Center
4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles. (323) 667-2000 or theautry.org. American Indian Culture Family Day events for families with children ages 5–12. First Sunday of every month, 1 to 5 p.m. Other special events feature lectures, seminars, and discussions. Contact museum for full listing of upcoming events.
Barona Cultural Center and Museum
1095 Barona Rd., Lakeside. (619) 443-7003, ext. 2, or www.baronamuseum.org.
- November 2—Bow Making
- December 14—Holiday Crafts For Kids
California Indian Museum and Cultural Center
5250 Aero Dr., Santa Rosa. (707) 529-3004 or cimcc.org.
Lectures and refreshments are free; all lectures are held from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
- November 9—Story of Alcatraz
- December 7—Journey of the Elders
Coyote Hills Regional Park
8000 Patterson Rd., Fremont. (510) 795-9385 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Coyote Hills Regional Park offers classes for school groups and a day-long cultural immersion program at the Tuibun Ohlone Village site. Deadline for registration for spring classes is the first Monday in December. Contact park for full listing of upcoming events.
1970 Johnson Ranch Dr., Roseville. (916) 774-5934 or www.roseville.ca.us/parks/parks_n_facilities/facilities/maidu_indian_museum.
Enjoy cultural heritage programs, exhibits, and speakers at Night Out at the Museum, every third Saturday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Marin Museum of the American Indian
2200 Novato Blvd., Novato. (415) 897-4064 or www.marinindian.com. Contact museum for full listing of upcoming events.
Miwok Archaeological Preserve of Marin
MAPOM classes in California Indian skills take place at the Indian Village at Point Reyes National Seashore in western Marin County. Special prices for California Indian and people working with groups of Indian children. Visit www.mapom.org for details and a listing of all classes.
- October 19—Introductory Flint Knapping
- November 2—Jewelry Making
State Indian Museum
2618 K St., Sacramento. (916) 324-8112 or visit www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=486.
Adult-level workshops on soapstone carving, Indian-style beadwork, clapperstick making, hand game instruction, and more. Pre-registration required.
- November 16—Continuing Culture Skills Workshops; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
UC Riverside Extension
1200 University Ave., Riverside. (951) 827-1637, email@example.com, or www.extension.ucr.edu.
Workshops on various aspects of southern California Indian history and culture. To enroll call (951) 827-4105 or (800) 422-4990.
- October 3–24—The Construction of Native Americans in Film: Wiping the War Paint Off the Lens
- November 1–2— Indian Boarding Schools: Past and Present
- November 7–21—Traditional Native American Storytelling
- November 16—Workshop on Southern California Indian Basketry
Agua Caliente Cultural Museum. 219 S. Palm Canyon Dr., Palm Springs. Wed. to Sat. 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Sun. noon to 4:00 p.m. Free. (760) 323-0151.
American Indian Airwaves. Radio broadcast every Wednesday afternoon, 3:00 to 4:00 p.m., on KPFK, 90.7 FM in Los Angeles, 98.7 FM
in Santa Barbara, and online at www.kpfk.org.
American Indian Art and Gift Shop. 241 F Street, Eureka. Mon. to Sat. 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (800) 566-2381 or www.ncidc.org/gifthome.
Antelope Valley Indian Museum. Avenue M between East 150th & 170th streets, Lancaster. Saturday and Sunday, 11am to 4pm. $3 adults, children under 12 free. (661) 942-0662. www.avim.parks.ca.gov
Augustan Society Library & Museum. Villa Augusti, 36588 Santa Fe St., Daggett. Call for appointment or tour. (760) 254-9223.
Autry National Center. 4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles, CA 90027. Tuesday-Friday, 10:00am-4:00pm, Saturday and Sunday, 10am-5:00pm. $10 Adults/ $6 Students and seniors 60+, $4 Children age 3 -12. Free for Autry members, veterans, and children age 2 and under. Admission is free on the second Tuesday of every month. (323) 667-2000. TheAutry.org
Barona Cultural Center and Museum. 1095 Barona Rd., Lakeside. Tues. to Fri. noon to 5:00 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. School and group tours available. Museum of the Barona Band of Mission Indians. Free, donations accepted. (619) 443-7003, ext. 219, www.baronamuseum.org.
Bay Native Circle. Radio broadcast every Wednesday afternoon, 2:00 p.m., on KPFA, 94.1 FM in the Bay Area, and KFCF, 88.1 FM in Fresno.
Cabazon Cultural Museum. 84-245 Indio Spring Pkwy., Indio. Wed. to Sat. 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Sun. noon to 5:00 p.m. Exhibits on the Cahuilla Indians, the Coachella Valley, and the Cabazon Tribe. Free. (760) 342-2593.
California Indians: Making A Difference, The California Museum, 1020 O St., Sacramento. Mon. to Sat., 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Sun., noon to 5:00 p.m. Adults $8.50, seniors (65+)/college students $7.00, youth (Age 6–13) $6.00, 5 and under free. Permanent exhibit. Utilizing the voice and experiences of a diverse California Native Advisory Council, the exhibition highlights the unique contributions of the state's Native peoples and represents more than 150 tribes from across the state. (916) 653-7524.www.californiamuseum.org.
The California Museum. 1020 O St., Sacramento. (916) 653-7524 or californiamuseum.org.
Cantor Arts Center. 328 Lomita Dr., Stanford. "Living Traditions: Arts of the Americas" features work from diverse Native American peoples and times. Wed. to Sun. Free. (650) 723-4177 or museum.stanford.edu.
Cham-Mix Poki' (House of Our Culture). 23904 Soboba Rd., San Jacinto. Cultural resource library and exhibits of material culture and pottery. Mon. to Fri. 8:00 a.m. to noon, 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. (951) 654-2765, ext. 233.
Chaw'se Indian Grinding Rock State Historic Park, 14881 Pine Grove-Volcano Rd., Pine Grove. Basketweaving demonstrations, second Saturday of the month. Hours: Thursday through Monday, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (209) 296-7488.
Clarke Historical Museum. 240 E St., Eureka. Exhibits of Yurok, Karuk, Hupa, Tolowa, and Wiyot basketry and regalia. Wed. to Sat. 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., first Saturday of every month 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Free. (707) 443-1947.
C.N. Gorman Museum. University of California, Davis. 1316 Hart Hall, 1 Shields Ave., Davis. Mon. to Fri. noon to 5:00 p.m., Sun. 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Free. (530) 752-6567 or gormanmuseum.ucdavis.edu.
Gatekeeper's Museum and Marian Steinbach Indian Basket Museum. 130 West Lake Blvd., Tahoe City. May–September, Wed. to Sun. 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; October to April, weekends 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Baskets by Washoe weaver Dat-so-la-lee. Admission $3 adults, $2 seniors, $1 children, children under five and members free. (530) 583-1762 or www.northtahoemuseums.org.
Grace Hudson Museum. 431 South Main St., Ukiah. Exhibits on Pomo Indian baskets and other local history and culture. Wed. to Sat. 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Sun. noon to 4:30 p.m. Free. (707) 467-2836.
Haramonkgna American Indian Culture Center. Red Box Fire Station and Visitor Center, Star Rte., La Cañada. Celebrations of Native American culture and history with guest hosts. Saturdays 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (626) 449-8975.
Historic Southwest Museum, Mt. Washington Campus . 234 Museum Drive, Los Angeles,CA 90065. Open every Saturday from 10am-4:00pm. Free admission. TheAutry.org.
Indian Time. Radio broadcast every Thursday evening, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., on KUCR, 88.3 FM in Riverside.
Jesse Peter Native American Art Museum. Santa Rosa Junior College, Bussman Hall, 1501 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa. Mon. to Fri. noon to 4:00 p.m. Emphasis on California cultures, featuring different artists each month. (707) 527-4479.
Kumeyaay-Ipai Interpretive Center. 13104 Ipai Waaypuk Trail (formerly Silver Lake Dr.), Poway. Sat. 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (858) 668-1292.
Kuruvunga Springs State Historic Indian Village Site Public Tour. On the campus of University High School, 11800 Texas Ave., West Los Angeles. First Saturday of the month, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Free. (310) 397-0180.
Maidu Museum & Historic Site. 1970 Johnson Ranch Dr., Roseville. Tuesday to Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., third Saturdays 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Historic site tours Saturday 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. $4.50 adults, $4.00 children, $16 families. Free for Native Americans. (916) 774-5934.
Maidu Nation Station and MTNP. Radio broadcast every Tuesday, 4:00 to 5:00 p.m., on KRBS, 107.1 FM in Oroville, and online at www.radiobirdstreet.com.
Marin Museum of the American Indian. 2200 Novato Blvd., Novato. Tues. to Sun., noon to 4:00 p.m. (415) 897-4064 or www.marinindian.com.
Mariposa Museum & History Center. 5119 Jesse St., Mariposa. Daily 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Suggested donation $3 for adults. (209) 966-2924.
Metate. Radio broadcast covering Native American public affairs; hosted by Robin Carneen. Every third Thursday, 7:00 to 8:00 p.m., on KZYX, 90.7 FM, Mendocino County; www.kzyx.org.
Mendocino County Museum. 400 E. Commercial St., Willits. Wed. to Sun. 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Exhibits on Pomo baskets and basketweavers. Free. (707) 459-2739.
Northern California Flute Circle. Native American Flute concerts and workshops. Please visit the website for times and locations. (530) 432-2716 or www.naflute.com/index.html.
Pacific Western Traders. 305 Wool St., Folsom. Wed. to Sun. 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Native American arts, books, recordings, videos, and Pendleton blankets. (916) 985-3851.
Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology. University of California, Berkeley, 103 Kroeber Hall, Berkeley. Wed. to Sat. 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Sun. noon to 4:00 p.m. Free admission; docent tours $5, $2 for children under 18. (510) 643-7649 or hearstmuseum.berkeley.edu.
The People's Center. 64236 Second Ave., Happy Camp (530) 493-1600, ext. 2202, or karuk.us/karuk2/departments/peoples-center.
Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History. 2559 Puesta del Sol Rd., Santa Barbara. Daily 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Ongoing Chumash basket exhibit. Admission $5–$8, free to all Native American Indian people on request. (805) 682-4711.
Satwiwa Native American Culture Center. 4126 Potrero Rd., Newbury Park (Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area). Events every Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (310) 455-1588.
Siebler & Root's Native American Trading Co. 5242 West Side Rd., Redding. Art, jewelry, basketry materials, more. Basketry classes every Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (530) 247-4248.
Sierra Mono Indian Museum. Roads 225 and 228, North Fork. Tues. to Sat. 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. $3 adults, $2 seniors, $1 students. (559) 877-2115.
Southwest Museum. 234 Museum Dr., Los Angeles. Exhibits on Indians of California and the Southwest. Sat. and Sun. noon to 5:00 p.m. Free admission. (323) 221-2164.
State Indian Museum. 2618 K Street, Sacramento. (916) 324-0971 or parks.ca.gov/indianmuseum.
Vallejo Inter-Tribal Council. Mugg's Coffee Shop, Ferry Building, 495 Mare Island Way, Vallejo. Meetings are held every Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. Please call to confirm. (707) 552-2562 or (707) 554-6114.
Voices of Native Nations. KPOO, 89.5 FM. Every 3rd and 4th Wednesday. One of the longest running and most complete records of Native American thought. Tune in for live performances, ceremonies, rallies, community events, and interviews with leaders, authors, and activists. www.kpoo.com.
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