Saturday, April 30, 2011



Thanks to American Indian Contemporary Arts for the calendar. More info is linked to the Bay Native Circle page at To include events in calendar send text info to Janeen Antoine or post on the Bay Area Native American Indian Network.

Bay Native Circle at kpfa 94.1 airs every Wed from 2–3 pm with rotating hosts Lakota Harden; Janeen Antoine; Morningstar Gali and Ras K’Dee. Thanks for listening to BNC, live, podcast, online and archived for 2 weeks, and made possible through public support. Please support with a financial contribution. Thank you.


BNC extends heartfelt condolences to the families of long time community member Jimi Simmons and Theresa Lee. There will be a memorial service for Jimi at Christ Episcopal Church, 1040 Border Road, Los Altos, California Thurs, May 5, at 1 pm. At present there are no services announcements for Theresa.

The vigil at Sogorea Te (Glen Cove) to protect the ancestors continues. All support is needed with your participation, donations, and volunteer work. FMI: Organizers & Coordinators: Sacred Site Protection & Rights of Indigenous Tribes (SSP&RIT) Wounded Knee DeOcampo: 707.373-7195 Corrina Gould: 510.575-8408 Morning Star Gali: 510.827 6719, Mark Anquoe: 415.680 0110, Please help us spread the word by calling or eMailing your friends and family. Please also contact GVRD and the Major of Vallejo to voice your disapproval of their actions: GVRD: 707.648-4600 General Manager Shane McAffee, City of Vallejo: 707.648-4377 Mayor, Osby Davis, Local Newspaper: Vallejo Times-Herald: 707.644-11. Organizers & Coordinators: SSP&RIT, Wounded Knee DeOcampo: 707. 373-7195 Corrina Gould: 510.575-8408, Morning Star Gali: 510.827 6719, Mark Anquoe: 415.680 0110, Legal Support: 415.285-1011 (if you are arrested, or see someone being arrested) Walter:, Strong Heart Preservation Movement League of Indian Nations of North America Rob Dunaway:

Wed Apr 27, 4 pm, Joseph Myers & Kelly Myers "Tribal Sovereignty in Modern America" at the Wildavsky Conference Room, Institute for the Study of Societal Issues, 2538 Channing Way, Berkeley. This presentation offers practical information on tribal sovereignty and sheds light on the impacts of recent negative opinions by the U.S. Supreme Court. It examines the status of sovereign in the modern era with special emphasis on inter-jurisdiction struggles. Joseph Myers, J.D. Co-Chair, Joseph A. Myers Center for Research on Native American Issues; Exec Dir, National Indian Justice Center (NIJC); and Lecturer in Native American Studies, UCB and Kelly Myers, J.D. Asso Dir, NIJC, and Lecturer in Native American Studies, UCB.

Get advance tickets now for Dancing Earth's "Of Bodies Of Elements", Marine Memorial Theatre, 609 Sutter, San Francisco. Fri May 20, 8 pm. FMI: One night only, but another show may be added, part of the San Francisco International Arts Festival.

Volunteer for the Stanford Powwow and get a Stanford Powwow T-shirt. Email

Thur Apr 28, Colloquium book talk - Title: Quebec Questions, Quebec Studies for the Twenty-First Century, With Christopher Kirkey, (Prof Political Science and Director, Center for the Study of Canada at SUNY Plattsburgh) and Jarrett Rudy, (Prof. History and Director of the Quebec Studies Program, McGill University), Buffet lunch followed by presentation at approximately 12:30, Time: 12 noon – 1:45 pm, Place: 2223 Fulton St., 6th floor conference room, Berkeley, RSVP by Tues, April 26, FMI:,, 510.642-0531.

Fri Apr 29, 2:30 pm. Native Am Caucus election of officers for the CA Democratic Convention, at the Sacramento Convention Center, 1400 J Street. The elections are held on a one vote for each person attending the Caucus. FMI: Ronald Andrade.

Sat Apr 30, 10 am - sundown, Sofia Yohema 2nd Annual Gathering, Honoring Our Daughters, at Lake Yosemite, Merced. California Traditional Dancers, Arts/Crafts, Youth Activities, youth hand games tourney, dinner, storytelling, raffle, prizes, NO camping. Demo booths for baskets, clapper sticks, berrys, etc. Free, No drugs, tobacco, alcohol or pets. FMI:, 209-230-0192,,

Sat Apr 30, 3rd Annual Pow Wow, Sacramento City College, 3835 Freeport Blvd. Sacramento. 11am-10pm. Grand Entry noon & 6pm. Featuring champion drum group Black Lodge. All drums welcome! Admission free. Enjoy crafts, artwork, food and more. FMI: 916-568-3100 ext 13059 or

Sat/Sun Apr 30 - May 1, Meet Huichol Artist Luciano Valdez, at Gathering Tribes, 1412 Solano Ave, Albany. FMI: 510.528-9038, Weekend hours: Saturday, 10 am - 6 pm., Sunday, 11 am - 5 pm.

Sat/Sun Apr 30 - May 1, 27th Annual CA Indian Market & Peace Powwow Honoring our Ancestors, Our Troops, Our Veterans. San Juan Bautista -School Soccer Lot on the Alameda, Highway 101 to 156 E. Intersection at The Alameda, Fine Arts & Crafts, Dancers, Drums, Native Food. Opening Blessing Song -Kanyon Sayers-Roods- (Costonoan) Amah Ka Tura California Indian Dancers, Traditional Northern Drum: Red Storm & White Bears Boy Scouts, Xipe Totec Aztec Dancers and Drum, Native foods: Indian Tacos, Fry Bread, Beverages, etc. $1 Donation Maggi Malone: 831-469-3724.

Sun May 1, 10 am - 2 pm, March for Immigrant Rights/ International Workers Day, Sacramento State Capital (West Steps). 7021130000507

Sun May 1, 10 am - 6 pm, UC Berkeley Powwow, west side of campus on Lawn at Oxford/Center Streets. Free. Headstaff: MC Tom Phillips, AD Earl Neconie, HM Marc Keka, HW Aurora Mamea, Honor Guard Joseph Smith, Head Gourd Erik Kimple, Host Northern All Nations Singers, Host Southern Red Buffalo, Outgoing Princess Juliet Small, Contest Tabulator Kaylene Kimple. Vendors FMI: Ruth Hopper, 510-642-6613 or FMI: Bridget Wilson, 510-643-7902,

Thurs May 5, 7 pm - Blackfire, Aztlan Underground + Guests! East Side Arts Alliance Cultural Center, 2277 International Blvd. Oakland, 510 533 6629, sliding scale $10.00- $15.00, All Ages.

Fri-Sun May 6-8, Stanford Powwow, held every Mother’s Day Weekend in the Eucalyptus Grove. Open to the Public Rain or Shine. Donation for admission. FMI:

Sat May 7, 7-10 pm, Making Pathways w/ Native Basket Weavers Julia & Lucy Parker, Eastside Cultural Center, 2277 International Blvd., Oakland, SNAG & ESAA present: Making Pathways Speaker/Demonstration Series & Fundraiser, Julia Parker (Kashaya Pomo) renowned traditional native basket weaver. Taught by Miwok elders of Yosemite Valley, Julia has been weaving and teaching for decades. Her life’s work has been devoted to living and passing on the ancient traditions and art of basketweaving. Her daughter Lucy is continuing these traditions. With guest hoop dancer Sage Romero, and Ras K'dj selection tunes, $5-$15 suggested donation, youth Free!, No one turned away for lack of funds. FMI: SNAG's mission provides Native youth the opportunity to achieve balance and harmony, address historical and modern grievances, and explore and develop leadership and community skills through arts and cultural expression. Through a holistic approach that combines spirituality, tradition and multi-media skills, we aim to shape the next generation of Native leaders.

Fri-Sun May 13-15. 3rd Annual Pit River "Big Time" Powwow, Pit River Casino, 20265 Tamarack Ave, Burney. map and directions. ***MC - Fred Hill Sr., AD: Carlos Calica, HM: Ardell Scalplock, HW: Henrietta Scalplock, Host Drum: North Bear - Lame Deer, MT, Invited Drum: Southern Express - WA, Host Local Drum: Northern Eagle - Chico, CA. Special Contests: Sweep the Tee Pee, Clown Dance, Chicken Dance, Hand Drum Contest, more TBA.

Sat May 14, 5 am - Noon, 12th Annual Bloody Island Memorial, In honor of the Pomo Indian people that perished and those that survived the Bloody Island Massacre of 1850. Directions: From Upper Lake, go 1.5 miles east on Hwy 20, turn right at Reclamation Road, go 2.5 miles and park on the side of the Road. FMI: Clayton Duncan 707.274-6788. To Forgive the Oppressor is the Medicine that heals. The Sunrise Ceremony starts at 5:30 am. Potluck Breakfast 8 am: speakers and dancers at Oddfellows Hall, Upper Lake. Cleanup of Oddfellows Hall: 12 Noon(Volunteers welcome).

Sat/Sun May 13-14, California Indian Market, Heritage Park, Black Oak Casino, Tuolumne. Two day event celebrates the 10th anniversary of the market, FMI: Jennifer D. Bates, 209.928.9378,

Fri May 20, 8 pm, Dancing Earth's "Of Bodies Of Elements", one night only, at Marine Memorial Theatre, 609 Sutter, San Francisco. Part of the San Francisco International Arts Festival.

Sat Jun 18, 5 - 11 pm, Traditional California Big Time Gathering. Programs are in both in the Yerba Buena Center Forum and Yerba Buena Gardens between Mission and Howard Street and 3rd/4th Streets in San Francisco. The Ohlone Costanoan Rumsen Carmel Tribe hosts a ceremony on traditional Ohlone land, features dance and song groups from five supporting California tribes: Elem Indian Colony, Pit River Maidu, Shingle Springs Miwok, Stewarts Point Kashaya Band of Pomo, and Manchester Pomo. Presented by the San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival in association with Yerba Buena Gardens Festival, the Native Contemporary Arts Festival, and organized by the Ohlone Profiles Project.

Sun Jun 19, 12 noon-3 pm, 13th Annual Native Contemporary Arts Festival, Yerba Buena Gardens, San Francisco, with music, dance, artist tables, free family event. Sponsors Yerba Buena Arts & Events, American Indian Contemporary Arts. Yerba Buena Gardens is between Mission and Howard Street and 3rd/4th Streets in San Francisco. FMI: or 415.543-1718.

Jul 15 and Aug 19, 4-6 pm. American Indian Care Awareness Days: Native American Health Center, 2950 International Blvd., Oakland. With food, games, prizes, raffle, appointments, eye exams, diabetes screening, and blood pressure control info. FMI: Dawn Lulua-Claxton, 510-535-4471.


April 4 - June 12, Extended Voices: Prints from Crow's Shadow Press, CN Gorman Museum, UC Davis. CN Gorman Museum, 1316 Hart Hall, UC Davis. In collaborations with Tamarind Master Printer Frank Janzen, the exhibition features a selection of prints reflecting a range of techniques practiced by established and emerging Native artist artsits. Including Rick Bartow, Edgar Heap of Birds, James Lavadour, Kay Walkingstick, Joe Feddersen, Marie Watt, Phillip John Charette, Gerald McMaster, Wendy Red Star and others. Mon-Fri 12 - 5pm & Sun 2 - 5pm, FMI: 530.752-6567.

California Indians: Making a Difference, The California Museum, 1020 O St., Sacramento. This exhibit is the first statewide project to emphasize Native voices in California. Visitors will be immersed in California Indian culture through displays of California Indian artifacts, oral histories, photographs, maps, and contemporary art. FMI: 916.653-7524 or

February 19, - May 8, Olmec: Colossal Masterworks of Ancient Mexico, at the de Young Museum, San Francisco. Special FREE admission Friday evenings, 5-8:45 pm through May 6, featuring more than 100 objects, drawn primarily from Mexican national collections with additional loans from over 25 museums, Included in the exhibition are colossal heads, a large-scale throne, and monumental stelae in addition to precious small-scale vessels, figures, adornments, and masks. Olmec brings together for the first time new finds and monuments that have never been seen by American audiences and reveals new scholarship on Olmec culture and artifacts.

- April 30. The Latin@ Printmakers Exhibition: Grabados de Paz y Guerra, Jerry Adams Gallery, Berkeley City College, 2050 Center Street, near Berkeley BART. Curated by Juana Alicia Araiza, the show comments on war, violence, immigration, international movements of resistance and peace. The Jerry Adams Gallery is on the first floor of the college, and the artwork is visible through plate glass windows on Center Street. The six-week exhibit is part of an eighteen-month long project: Sorrows of War: Struggles for Peace, which includes a lecture series, exhibits and curricular offerings. Featured Artists: Ester Hernández, Juan Fuentes, Tirso Araiza, Artemio Rodriguez, Jesus Barraza, Melanie Cervantes, Emmanuel C. Montoya, Gabriel Martinez. FMI: Juana Alicia

Thur Mar 3 – Sat Apr 30, New World Border, Artists Respond to US/Mexico Border Wall. La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, 510-849-2568. Gallery: Mon - Fri 10-4 and by appt. The wall, now being constructed across the length of the US/Mexico border, is like a knife cutting off neighbors, wildlife, indigenous people, and families, inflaming hatred and contributing to an atmosphere of vigilantism and oppression. Responding are esteemed Latino Poster Movement artist Malaquias Montoya, Black Panther Minister of Culture Emory Douglas, Kearny Street Workshop icon Nancy Hom, New York political illustrator Frances Jetter, California Indian Art Movement co-founder Frank LaPena, and many other artists. Exhibit organizers: Francisco Dominguez, Art Hazelwood, Doug Minkler.

NMAI Events: Small Spirits: Dolls from the National Museum of the American Indian, Mar 5 - Feb 12, 2012, Preston Singletary: Echoes, Fire, and Shadows, Mar 19 - Sep 5, 2011 Both at George Gustav Heye Center, New York, NY. Artist Talk: Margarete Bagshaw: Three Generations of Pushing Boundaries, Saturday, Mar 12, 2 - 3 pm, Room 4018-19, NMAI, Washington, D.C. Live Webcast. Vantage Point: The Contemporary Native Art Collection, Washington, D.C. The exhibit includes pieces by Marie Wyatt (Seneca), James Lavadour (Walla Walla), Alan Michelson (Mohawk), Truman Lowe (Ho-Chunk), Rick Bartow (Wiyot), Judith Lowry (Hammawi Band Pit River/Mountain Maidu/Washo/Scottish-Irish/Australian), James Luna (Puyukitchum [Luiseño]), and Catherine Nelson-Rodriguez (Luiseño/Wailaki/Choctaw). For more information call (202) 633-1000 or visit


Mother Earth Water Walk 2011 ... meet and bring the sacred waters from the four directions to Lake Superior at Bad River Reservation, Odanah, WI on June 12, 2011. The Mother Earth Water Walk began in 2003 in answer to question—“What will you do?”, FMI / pics:, For updates,

For 19 years, the SF Arts Commission Cultural Equity Grant Program (CEG) has provided grants to artists and arts organizations in SF's diverse communities and now seeks to clearly understand how best to serve SF's artists and arts providers. CEG grantees and applicants please help us by completing the following 15 minute survey:

Friendship House Case Manager, Nick Volpe, will compete in the ‘Devil Mountain Double Century’ bike race on April 30, 2011. He will ride 206 miles and climb over 18,600 feet in just one day! He has generously offered to raise funds for the Friendship House in conjunction with the competition. To learn more or make a contribution go to and thanks in advance for your support.

National Museum of the American Indian's Indigenous Contemporary Arts Program Accepting Applications for Artist Leadership Program. Indigenous artists of the Western Hemisphere or Hawai'i will receive career, leadership, and artistic training on a funded ten-day trip to the museum in Washington, D.C., and will then receive $7,000 to complete a project in their home communities. Deadline: May 2, 2011.

The School of Art at ASU seeks qualified candidates for a year long, non-tenure track Visiting Asst Prof position for the academic year 2011-12, pending funding approval this May to teach survey courses (Native Art of North American, Southwest Indian Art and/or other appropriate areas) and seminars. Requires a PhD or ABD status, college or university teaching experience beyond a Teaching Assistantship, and evidence of ongoing research and writing. Teaching load, at least 3/2, to be negotiated. Submit a letter of interest, CV and contact info for three professional references to Kate C. Duncan Professor, Art History School of Art, Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287-1505, Ph: 480.433-0397, 480.423-9314 Fax: 480.965-8338.

The Winnemem Wintu seek letters of support on two very important efforts. They need a stretch of McCloud River temporarily closed this summer to create the privacy needed for the the Bałas Chonas, or Coming of Age Ceremony, for the young woman who will become the next spiritual leader of the Tribe. The second effort is to bring their salmon home from New Zealand. A professor from New Zealand notified the Tribe that salmon eggs from McCloud River Salmon were transported to New Zealand and miraculously established a healthy salmon fishery. The Wintu now seek the cooperation of the US and CA State Governments to establish their own hatchery from the salmon to be returned by the Maori. FMI:

The 2011 Carol Jorgensen Scholarship for Environmental Stewardship awards $1,000 to a full time student pursuing an undergraduate degree in an environmental stewardship discipline, and honors Carol Jorgensen, Tlingit from the Yandestake Village and Eagle/Killer Whale Fin House of Klukwan whose service to her family, community, country, and Mother Earth was an inspiration for all. A complete application due June 3, sent via e-mail (, fax (202.564.0298), or regular mail to: SAIGE Carol Jorgensen Memorial Scholarship for Environmental Stewardship c/o Luke Jones, American Indian Environmental Office (2690-M) US EPA, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20460.

California has 4 NEW Housing Finance programs that can help save your home from foreclosure. 1) Unemployment Mortgage Assistance Program (UMA) Up to 6 months free mortgage payments for unemployed homeowners. 2) Mortgage Reinstatement Assistance Program (MRAP) Up to $15,000 in mortgage payments for homeowners that have experienced a change in household circumstance which has led to default. 3) Principal Reduction Program (PRP) Funding to homeowners whose homes are now worth less than their mortgage. 4) Transition Assistance Program (TAP) Money for relocation costs in the event of a short sale or deed in lieu of foreclosure. FMI: Nancy Skinner, Assemblymember 14th District, 510.286-1400,

Alameda Co. Arts Commission now accepting submissions for 2 new opportunities from professional Alameda County artists for 2d or low-relief, wall-mounted artwork. FMI: ( Search the list for “Alameda County Arts Commission”. Complete application info: Deadlines May 13 and Jun 10. Call 510.208-9646 for a copy by mail.

Joseph A. Myers Center for Research on Native American Issues & Center for Urban Ethnography Summer Internship and Mentoring Program for UCB undergrads applications. Due May 1. FMI:

Kaiser Permanente (Oakland and Richmond) seeks qualified under-served h.s. students, ages 15-20, for the LAUNCH (Learn About Unlimited New Careers in Health Care) High School Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP). FMI: [ ]

The Community Spirit Awards, a national fellowship award of $5,000 for American Indian Artists to "practice their art." Nominate at First Peoples Fund or send postcard with complete names and addresses of nominee and nominator to PO Box 2977, Rapid City, SD 57709. Applications will be mailed after May 31 nomination deadline. A national selection committee selects awardees.

A free 48 page Student Resource Guide is available from California Congresswoman Lucille Royball-Allard.

May 19-21, Third Annual Meeting of the Native American & Indigenous Studies Association, at the Hyatt Regency, 1209 L Street, Sacramento, CA, Host: Department of Native American Studies, UC Davis. The NAISA Council is accepting proposals for individual papers, panel sessions, or roundtables. Must be NAISA member. Limit submissions to one proposed session per person. FMI:

San Francisco Tlingit & Haida Community Council newsletter, contact Kathryn Paddock, President, 415.887-9315.

Kawika Alfiche’s single "Ho`i Hou Mai" from the upcoming album: KALE`A (CD purchase for Mar release) at for $3.00. Proceeds benefit Hawaiian Cultural Center in So. San Francisco. Tour begins in Mar.

Subscribe to News From Native California for $22.50. Read this message from Margaret Dubin, Managing Editor of News.

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TV: San Jose, Channel 15, Native Voice TV, Sat 4-5 pm. Hosts Cihuapili and Michael New Moon. Also 1st, 3rd, 4th Mon, 8 pm courtesy La Raza Round Table.


Bay Native Circle, Wed 2-3 pm, 94.1 fm, Janeen Antoine producer, Hosts Lakota Harden, Janeen Antoine, Morning Star Gali, Ras K’Dee. Berkeley.

Indian Time Tues 8-10 pm, 91.5 fm, Jack Hyatt/David Romero.

Native Way, 2nd/4th Sun, 1-3 pm, David Romero / Veronica Gonzales. San Jose.

On Native Ground - Where Art Speaks!, 90.3 fm,Thurs 8:30-9:30 am, Jack Kohler / Patrice Pena. Sovereignty Sound, DJ Ya-nah, Sun 3-6 am, 916.380-2818. Davis.

Webworks: Voices of the Native Nation, 3rd/4th Wed, 6-8 pm, 89.5, Mary Jean Robertson, San Francisco.


Bay Area native community network.

Bay Area Indian Calendar.

News from Native California Quarterly. Submissions by email, or PO Box 9145, Berkeley, CA 94709 or fax 510.549-1889.


Arts in Oakland, Emeryville, Berkeley & Richmond:

West of Bay (SF Peninsula)

Learn powwow and honor songs. 1st Tuesday every month 7:30 - 9:00 pm, at LGBT Center, 1800 Market Street, San Francisco. Ask for BAAITS drum practice; Jaynie Weye Hlapsi aka (Jaynie Lara) leads the classes sings and drums on Sweet Medicine Drum.

Cantor Arts Center, Stanford. 650-723-4177. “Living Traditions: Arts of the Americas,” Northwest Coast, California, Southwest, and Mesoamerica collections. Wed–Sun. Free.

de Young Museum, Teotihuacan murals, California baskets, Inuit/Eskimo art, Pueblo pottery. Free 1st Tues, Golden Gate Park, 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr, SF, 415.750-3600. For admission to see the Olmec: Colossal Masterworks of Ancient Mexico

Admission for Olmec exhibit: $25 adults; $22 seniors 65+; students with ID $21; youth 6–17 $15. Members and children 5 and under are free; the first Tuesday of every month is free. Advance purchase: $5 discount on all tickets. Group (10 or more) $16 per person with advance purchase. FMI:; 415-750-3600.

Images of the North. Inuit sculptures, prints, masks, jewelry, several exhibits yearly, Oct. Cape Dorset Print Show. 2036 Union, SF, 415.673-1273,

Kaululehua Hawaiian Cultural Center, 423 Baden Ave, So. SF. Mon: Men & Women (13-40) 6:30-7:30; Tues: Kupuna (50+) 6-7; Wed: Keiki (5-12) 6-7; Thurs: Makua (35-50) 6:30-7:30. Bring an open mind and willingness to learn. ($10/class for the month of Sept) rsvp: 650-588-1091.

Mission Dolores. 3321 16th St, SF, 415.621-8203, Andrew A. Galvan, (Ohlone), Curator. SF’s oldest intact building. The only intact Mission Chapel of the original 21. Final resting place of 5,000 First Californians. Native plants / artifacts.

North of Bay (To Sacramento)

CN Gorman Museum, 1316 Hart Hall, UC Davis. 530.752-6567.

California Indian Museum, 1020 O St, Sacramento. “American Masterpieces: Artistic Legacy of California Indian Basketry,” Through early 2010, Admission.

California Indian Museum & Cultural Center, 5250 Aero Drive, Santa Rosa, 707.579-3004, “Ishi: A California Indian Story of Dignity, Hope, Courage and Survival.”

Jesse Peter Native American Art Museum, Santa Rosa Jr. College, Bussman Hall, 1501 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa. 707.527-4479. California cultures, artists change monthly.

Maidu Museum and Historic Site, 1960 Johnson Ranch Dr., Roseville. 916.774-5934.

Marin Museum of the American Indian, 2200 Novato Blvd., Novato, 415.897-4064. “Sharing Traditions,” last Sat, 1-4 pm. Tues-Sun 12-4 pm. Free.

Mendocino County Museum. 400 E. Commercial St., Willits, 707.459-2739. Wed-Sun: 10-4:30. Pomo baskets and basket weavers. Free.

Northern California Flute Circle. 530.432-2716. Native Am. Flute concerts & workshops.

Pacific Western Traders, 305 Wool St., Folsom. 916.985-3851 Wed-Sun, 10-5. Native American arts, books, recordings, videos, Pendletons. Changing exhibits.

Vallejo Inter-Tribal Council. Mugg’s Coffee Shop, Ferry Building, 495 Mare Island Way, Vallejo. 707.552-2562 or 707.554-6114. Call to confirm Wed 7 pm meetings.

East of Bay (To Tuolumne)

Four Directions AA Meetings, Suns at 2, IFH, 523 International Blvd, Oakland. Meetings: 1st Sun: Birthdays; 2nd Sun: As Bill Sees It; 3rd Sun: Step Study; 4th Sun: Basket Drop. Children welcome, open meeting. FMI Vermaine @415-933-1259.

Lakota conversation class, Mon, 6:30 - 8:30 pm, IFH, 523 International, Oakland. FMI: Janeen. *** Healthy potluck, donations requested per class. Lila wopila to IFH, Advocates for Indigenous California Language Survival, Community Futures Collective, AICA and AICRC for helping our tiyospaye learn Lakota. Thanks also to Willie who is temporarily away as he prepares for the coming of his expected twins with his partner Christina.

Medicine Warriors All Nations Dance Practice. Free, open to all. Thurs, 7-9 pm, IFH, 523 International, Oakland. Motto: Friendship, Fitness, Fun.

San Leandro Thursday Nite Powwow Class,. 6 - 8 pm, on FB w same name.

Gathering Tribes, 1412 Solano, Albany. 510.528-9038. Weekend artist presentations.

Intertribal Friendship House, 523 International Blvd, Oakland. 510.836-1955. Classes: Mon: 6:30-8:30 Lakota, Tues: 6-9 pm, Beading Circle w Gayle Burns, Drum, Aerobics. Thurs: Medicine Warriors/All Nations Dance, Fri: Talking Circles, Sat: Gardening, Parenting. Library open some Tues/Thurs.

Oakland Museum of California, 1000 Oak St, Oakland. 501.238-2200. Historical display of California lifeways/basketry. Free First Suns.

Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology, UC Berkeley, 103 Kroeber Hall, Berkeley. 510.643-7649. Wed-Sat, 10 am-4:30 pm, Sun 12-4 pm. Free; $5 tours, $2 children.

South of Bay (To Santa Cruz)

Four Directions Native American AA Meeting, 8 pm, Every Friday, 749 Story Rd, San Jose Info: Linda W, 408/564-3895.

Indian Canyon, Ceremonial Refuge/Facilities, w. of Hollister,


Avoid scheduling conflicts and plan in advance. For inclusion, email listings in same format as listings below. Wopila! You can post events full details on the Bay Area Native American Indian Network.

Apr 30, Sat, 3rd Annual Pow Wow, Sacramento City College,

Apr 30, Sofia Yohema Gathering, Lake Merced,

Apr 30-May 1, CA Indian Market, San Juan Bautista,

May 1, Sun, UCB Powwow, Berkeley,

May 6-8, Mothers Day Weekend, Stanford Powwow,

May 13-15, Fri-Sun, 3rd Annual Pit River "Big Time" Powwow.

May 14, Sat, 12th Annual Bloody Island Memorial, Clayton Duncan.

May 14-15, Sat/Sun, CA Indian Market, Tuolumne,

May 21, Sat, 5th Annual Comedy Jam, San Jose,

Jun 5, Sat, Gathering of Honored Elders, Sacramento.

Jun 18, Ohlone Big Time, Yerba Buena Gardens, SF.

Jun 19, Sat, Native Contemp Arts Festival, Yerba Buena Gardens, SF, Janeen Antoine.

Jun 25, 2nd Annual Richmond Powwow, Nichols Park, Courtney Cummings.

Jul 17, Sat, Kule Loklo Big Time, Point Reyes National Seashore, 415.464-5100.

Jul 23-24, Vallejo ITC 16th Annual Pow Wow, Midge-Vendors 707.226-1234 , Eric 707.297-0580.

Aug, Sat, Storytelling Festival, Indian Canyon, Hollister, date to be revised.

Sep 11, Sat, MWAN Powwow, Clinton Square Park, Oakland, Gilbert Blacksmith.

Sep 18, Sat, AmInd Heritage Celeb/Big Time/Powwow/Market, San Jose,

Sep 24-25, Black Nat Am Assn. Powwow, CSUEB Hayward, Don Little Cloud.

Sep 24, 4th Fri, California Indian Day.

Oct 2-3, NAHC Pow Wow, Treasure Island, SF, Cathy Wisdom.

Oct 2, Tlingit Haida Gathering, Oakland 1st Congre. Church, Kathy Paddock.

Oct 3, Ohlone Gathering, Coyote Hills, Fremont,

Oct 9, IPD Pow Wow/Market, Berkeley,

Oct 11, IPD Sunrise Ceremony, Alacatraz, Morningstar Gali.

Oct 27-30, 26th Annual California Indian Conference, Amy Huberland, 530.898-5438.

Oct 30, Sat, Oakland Library N. A. Culture Day,

Nov 5-13, Sat, AIFF American Indian Film Festival, SF,

Nov 13, AIFF Awards Night, SF,

Nov 22-26, AIM National Conference, SF, Tony Gonzales.

Nov 25, Sunrise Ceremony, Alcatraz Island, Morningstar Gali.

Nov 26, Black Fri Shellmound Mall Protest, Emeryville,

Dec 3-4, Sat/Sun, AICRC Powwow, Laney College, Oakland, Mary Trimble Norris.

Jan 29, MWAN B-Day Party, IFH, Oakland, Gilbert Blacksmith.

Mar 12, Sat, Running is My High, Oakland,

Mar 19, Sat, Taking Care of the Tribe NAAP Powwow 5, Horace Mann School, SF,

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