Saturday, April 23, 2011

Bay Area Indian Calendar, April 20, 2011

Bay Area Indian Calendar, April 20, 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.

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BNC extends heartfelt condolences to the families of long time community members Jimi Simmons and Theresa Lee who crossed over in the past week. Jimi's funeral ceremony and burial will be held Tuesday, April 26, 2011 at The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, Oregon. Making the River will be shown on the reservation on the evening of Monday, April 25th. There will be a memorial for Jimi at Christ Episcopal Church in Los Altos, California at 1 p.m. on May 5th. 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. 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 FMI: Wounded Knee DeOcampo, AIM SB, and other activists have released an emergency request for ALL people to converge at Glen Cove. GVRD has threatened to attempt a mass arrest tonight. Please remember, no weapons, no drugs, no alcohol -- this is a spiritual gathering to honor and protect the ancestors. Mr. Presley from the Greater Vallejo Recreation District (GVRD) arrived yesterday to tell the protestors that they "are not allowed to camp in the park, and that they will be removed by force if necessary." The League of Indian Nations and The Strong Heart Preservation Movement, which are backed by The International Parliament of Safety and Peace, has sent word to the City of Vallejo that under international law, and several US laws, that they will be breaking regulations whereby indigenous people are entitled to worship and protect their own lands. Wounded reiterated once again, "This is not a park yet, this is a sacred burial ground and place of worship." ******** Please help us spread the word by calling or eMailing your friends and family. In addition, please contact GVRD and the Major of Vallejo to voice your disapproval of their actions: GVRD: (707) 648-4600 General Manager Shane McAffee eMail: City of Vallejo: (707) 648-4377 Mayor, Osby Davis: eMail: Local Newspaper: Vallejo Times-Herald: (707) 644-1141 Official website: 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 Legal Support Number: (415) 285-1011 Please write it somewhere on your person. It is the number to call if you are arrested, or if you see someone being arrested. Walter: Strong Heart Preservation Movement League of Indian Nations of North America Rob Dunaway:

Wed. April 20, 4-6pm, Protest at Obama Fundraiser in San Francisco, Nob Hill Masonic Center, 1111 California St., (btwn Jones and Taylor), SF, President Obama will be in San Francisco for a $35,800 per plate fundraiser and other events. Join the ANSWER Coalition and other organizations to say: End the War and Occupation, Fund Jobs, Healthcare, Schools and Housing, Not War!, Help The People & the Planet, Not Nuclear Profits!, FMI: 415-821-6545 or

Thurs, Apr 21, 7:30- 9:30pm. The 13 Grandmothers’ screening of their new film "For the next 7 Generations", California Theater, 2113 Kittredge St, $15 advance, 20 at door. The grandmothers will share their mission and introduce the film that documents the coming together of the Grandmothers Council. A short Q & A follows. FMI: Originating from all corners of the world, these 13 wise women elders, shamans and medicine women have formed an alliance for a peaceful and sustainable planet. They have been traveling the planet holding council and ceremony together since 2004. Their wisdom shines through these powerful times. Join the grandmothers for these very special events as they share their ancestral knowledge for these modern times.

Fri, April 22, 9 am- 3 pm. Workshop with Grandmothers, Humanist Hall, 411 28th st. Oakland. Tickets: $100 (includes vegetarian lunch). Enjoy intimate time with the Grandmothers as they open up to spirit, sharing their messages with us. advance tickets: FMI: Originating from all corners of the world, these 13 wise women elders, shamans and medicine women have formed an alliance for a peaceful and sustainable planet. They have been traveling the planet holding council and ceremony together since 2004. Their wisdom shines through these powerful times. Join the grandmothers for these very special events as they share their ancestral knowledge for these modern times.

Fri, April 22, 7-11 pm, SNAG Earthday Celebration, Galeria De La Raza, 2857 24th Street, SF. ($5 suggested donation). The celebration includes Artists Exhibition: Richard Castaneda, Rene Castro, Nizhoni Ellenwood, Spencer Keeton Cunningham, Rye Purvis, Anthony Sul, Cy Wagoner, Peps 357, Merisha Lemmer. Eco Fashion Show: Amelia Berrumen (Itzpapalotl), Laryssa Verdussen and Rachel Znerold (Loft 1513). Performances by: The Bluntest, Sista Hailstorm, Linda Koffman, Daygots, Guerilla Queens, Backwordz Medicine, Ras K’dj & SNAG youth Dj’s. Traditional Song and Dance by: Ta’c’wees (Traditional Acapella), Dancing Feathers (Youth Inter-tribal Dancers). Fresh Squeezed Juice Bar & Youth Art Exhibit on the new SNAG bio-bus. Native Arts/Crafts Vendors. For vendor applications, email FMI: RSVP: FB:

Sat, Apr 23, 2:45-4:15. Emma Tome will be presenting her undergraduate thesis "Managing Maps, Making Territory: GIS and Karuk Eco-Cultural Resource Sovereignty" part of Environmental Science 100 Symposium. Her session is on "Policy, Organizations, & Management," There are 5 additional speakers. 145 Dwinelle Hall, Berkeley.

Sat, Apr 23, 7pm, performance and cd, “Kale’a” release with Kawika Alfiche at Intramuros Music Hall, 101 Brentwood Dr, South San Francisco, CA 94080. Cover charge $10.00. CD’s will be available at a special price this evening only. rsvp 650-588-1091 or Hawaiian musician Kawika Alfiche is pleased to announce his upcoming CD, Kale’a, also available for download and purchase at & FMI:, for touring information.

Sat, Apr 23, 1 - 5pm, Earth Day Celebration, Sogorea Te (Glen Cove), Vallejo. We are inviting the general public to this gathering that will bring together people from many faiths, cultures and religions in support of the struggle to protect Glen Cove from desecration and destruction and to dedicate ourselves to continue the struggle until we win. Friends, family and co-workers please bring food to share and reusable utensils, cups and plates, as it is our intention to create as little trash as possible. 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 Walter: FMI and directions:

Internationally acclaimed poet/musician/playwright JOY HARJO appears Sat, April 23, at Mills College Student Union, from 7-9pm. The event is free and open to the public. She will be performing a selection of her songs and some from her brand new solo work, Red Dreams: A Trail Beyond Tears, blending music, poetry, personal reflection, and cultural histories, accompanied by Grammy-award winning guitarist and producer Larry Mitchell. Harjo was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma and is a member of the Mvskoke Nation. An award winning poet, musician, and playwright, she is a founding board member of the Native Arts and Cultures Foundation, writes a column “Comings and Goings” for her tribal newspaper, the Muscogee Nation News and lives in Albuquerque, NM. FMI: Dr. Melinda Micco,, 510.430.3324.

Fri-Sat, Apr 22-23, Symposium/Film festival “Cultural Industry and Political Expression: the Rise of Canadian Inuit Film-making”, Fri 1:00– 6:00 pm, Sat 8:30 am – 5:30 pm. Full Agenda and reservation details at: Place: Gifford Room, 221 Kroeber Hall (Bancroft at College) Registration is free but required for Saturday. Please rsvp with Rita by Tues, Apr 19. FMI:, , phone and fax (510) 642-0531, 2223 Fulton St. # 2324, Berkeley CA 94720-2324.

Get advance tickets now for Dancing Earth's "Of Bodies Of Elements", one night only, at the San Francisco International Arts Festival, at Marine Memorial Theatre, 609 Sutter, San Francisco. For the 2011 San Francisco International Arts Festival. Fri, May 20, 8 pm. FMI:

Thurs, 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, Co-sponsor Quebec Government Office, Los Angeles, Time: 12 noon – 1:45 pm, Place: 2223 Fulton St., 6th floor conference room, Berkeley, RSVP by Tuesday, April 26, FMI:, , phone and fax (510) 642-0531, 2223 Fulton St. # 2324, Berkeley CA 94720-2324.

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: Johnny Clay, 209-230-0192,,

Sat, Apr 30, ARC-SCC 3rd Annual Pow Wow (Sac City College), Sacramento City College, 3835 Freeport Blvd. Sacramento, CA 95822. One day contest pow wow from 11am-10pm. Grand Entry noon & 6pm. Featuring champion drum group Black Lodge. All drums welcome! Admission free. Enjoy crafts, artwork, food and more. Sponsored by: ARC Native American Resource Center, 916-568-3100 ext 13059.

Sunday, May 1 · 10 am - 6 pm, UC Berkeley Powwow, Location TBA. 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 contact Ruth Hopper at 510-642-6613 or FMI: Bridget Wilson, 510-643-7902,

Sat, Apr 30- Sun May 1, 27th Annual California 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.

May 6-8, 2011. Stanford Powwow, held every Mother’s Day Weekend in the Eucalyptus Grove on Stanford campus. Open to the Public | Rain or Shine. Donation for admission. FMI:

Saturday, May 7 · 7:00- 10:00 pm, Making Pathways w/ Native Basket Weavers Julia & Lucy Parker, , Eastside Cultural Center, 2277 International Blvd., Oakland, CA, SNAG & ESAA present: Making Pathways Speaker/Demonstration Series & Fundraiser, Julia Parker (Kashaya Pomo) is a 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 selectin tunes, $5-$15 suggested donation, youth Free!, No one turned away for lack of funds. FMI:, , m/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, May 13 - Sun, May 15. 3rd Annual Pit River "Big Time" Powwow, Pit River Casino, 20265 Tamarack Ave Burney. map and directions. ***MC - Fred Hill Sr., Arena Director: Carlos Calica, Head Man: Ardell Scalplock, Head Lady: 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, 5am - 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. 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). 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.

Sat/Sun, May 13-14, California Indian Market, Heritage park, Black Oak Casino, Tuolumne, CA. 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 the San Francisco International Arts Festival, at Marine Memorial Theatre, 609 Sutter, San Francisco. For the 2011 San Francisco International Arts Festival, SFIAF will put Tickets on sale Tuesday Mar 1 at offering a limited amount of tickets at the Special Early Bird Rate of $12, (less then HALF the regular ticket price!). Only about 5% of the seats (maybe 30 seats) are being sold at this rate so jump on it if you can!

Sat, Jun 18, 5-11pm, Traditional California Big Time Gathering. 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. 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. Presented by the San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival in association with Yerba Buena Gardens Festival, the Contemporary Native Arts Festival, and organized by the Ohlone Profiles Project.

Sun, Jun 19, 12 noon - 3 pm, 13th Annual Native Contemporary Arts Festival, with music, dance, artist tables, free family event. Yerba Buena Gardens, San Francisco. 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: food, games, prizes, raffle, appointments, eye exams, diabetes screening, and blood pressure control info. Native American Health Center, 2950 International Blvd., Oakland. FMI: Dawn Lulua-Claxton, 510-535-4471.


Extended Voices: Prints from Crow's Shadow Press, 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. April 4 through June 12, CN Gorman Museum, UC Davis. CN Gorman Museum, 1316 Hart Hall, UC Davis. 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

Olmec: Colossal Masterworks of Ancient Mexico, February 19, 2011 - May 8, 2011, featuring more than 100 objects, drawn primarily from Mexican national collections with additional loans from over 25 museums, is presented at the de Young Museum. 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. At the De Young Museum in SF.

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 and runs through April 30. 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

New World Border, Artists Respond to US/Mexico Border Wall. Thurs, Mar 3 – Sat, Apr 30, Reception: Sat, Mar 12, 3:30-5:30 pm. 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 ... begins April 10, 2011, 4 water walks will embark on simultaneous journeys across turtle island starting from points of the four directions:, West: 4/10/11: Aberdeen WA, North: 5/21/11: Churchill, Manitoba, East: 5/7/11: Machias, ME, South: 4/20/11: Gulfport, MS, all to meet and bring the sacred waters from the four directions to Lake Superior at Bad River Reservation, Odanah, WI on June 12, 2011. As the northern snows begin to melt and further south spring rains fall, our Mother Earth awakens and new life begins. At this time of renewal Anishinaabe grandmothers, women and men, and youth from Canada and the United States will continue walking for our waters. The Mother Earth Water Walk began in 2003 in answer to question—“What will you do?”, FMI / pics:, For location updates,

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.

For 19 years, the SF Arts Commission Cultural Equity Grant Program (CEG) has provided grants to individual artists and arts organizations in San Francisco's diverse communities. In this critical time of changing economics and demographics in San Francisco, it is important that we clearly understand how best to serve you and other San Francisco artists and arts providers. The SFAC seeks surveys completed by CEG grantees and applicants. Surveys completed by 5pm on Tuesday, April 26th are eligible to be entered in a contest to win $100. Please help us by completing the following 15 minute survey:

The School of Art at Arizona State University seeks qualified candidates for a year long, non-tenure track Visiting Assistant Professor 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, a CV and contact information 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 are working on two very important efforts right now and seek your letters of support. First, this summer they will hold the Bałas Chonas, or Coming of Age Ceremony, for the young woman who will become the next spiritual leader of the Tribe. They need support in getting a stretch of McCloud River temporarily closed this summer to create the privacy the Tribe needs to bring their next leader into womanhood. 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. They now need the cooperation of the US and California 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 is due June 3, 2011. 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.

The Alcoa Global Service Leaders Scholarship Program invites h.s. students (grades 9-11) anywhere in the world to apply for full scholarships up to $5,000 to attend ICL's 2011 Summer Academy, a comprehensive, two-week hands-on summer leadership program for students at Dwight International School in Vancouver Island, Canada. Students will learn about sustainable leadership and will master key leadership skills through workshops, team-building exercises, games, and excursions.

Galería de la Raza invites Native American and Indigenous artists living in the Bay Area to participate in three FREE 5-hour program planning and grantwriting workshops. Galería will subsequently award at least 3 commissions between $250 and $1500 to artists working in all disciplines to create and stage innovative community-building projects that will be presented at Galería during 2011-2012. For detailed information of the workshops and commissioning process, go to Deadline Apr 20.

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 to this exciting project please visit our website at Thanks in advance for your support.

Request for Proposals - Honor the Earth’s “Building Resilience in Indigenous Communities” for summer granting cycle. Ddln: April 15, 2011 FMI:

Sign up to volunteer for the Stanford Powwow! We need a lot of volunteers to make the Powwow run smoothly. Sign up for a shift and get a Stanford Powwow T-shirt. Email to volunteer.

Save Your Home From Foreclosure, California has 4 NEW Housing Finance programs that can provide direct assistance to help prevent foreclosure. Unemployment Mortgage Assistance Program (UMA) - Provides up to 6 months free mortgage payments for unemployed homeowners. Mortgage Reinstatement Assistance Program (MRAP) - Provides up to $15,000 in mortgage payments for homeowners that have experienced a change in household circumstance which has led to default. Principal Reduction Program (PRP) - Provides funding to homeowners whose homes are now worth less than their mortgage. Transition Assistance Program (TAP) - Provides money for relocation costs in the event of a short sale or deed in lieu of foreclosure. To find out if you or someone you know is eligible for one of these federally funded programs click here. I encourage you to forward this e-mail to homeowners facing financial hardships. You may also contact my office at (510) 286-1400. My staff can assist you with information about foreclosure prevention programs or other state services. Nancy Skinner, Assemblymember 14th District, FMI:

Alameda Co. Arts Commission now accepting submissions from Alameda County artists for 2 new opportunities. Professional artists who make two-dimensional or low-relief, wall-mounted artwork are invited to apply. FMI: ( Search the list for “Alameda County Arts Commission”. Complete application information available at or 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 undegrads. Applications Due May 1. FMI:

Kaiser Permanente in Oakland and Richmond are looking for qualified high school students, ages 15-20, for the LAUNCH (Learn About Unlimited New Careers in Health Care) High School Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) for paid summer work experience at Kaiser to underserved high school students. FMI: [ ]

The Community Spirit Awards, a national fellowship award of $5,000 from First Peoples Fund for American Indian artists to "practice their art." Nominate at First Peoples Fund or send a 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 will select 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 Steet, 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 a $22.50. Read a message from Margaret Dubin, Managing Editor of News.

Free Bay Area events:, and Also in Oakland, kids eat for free. Arts calendars for Oakland, Emeryville, Berkeley & Richmond



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, McVicar / Antoine producers, 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 newsletter. Submissions by email, or PO Box 9145, Berkeley, CA 94709 or fax 510.549-1889.

West 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 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 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 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,


The “Annual Events” section aims to help community event planners avoid scheduling conflicts and plan in advance. For inclusion, email listings in same format as listings below. Wopila! Also, you can post your full events on the Bay Area Native American Indian Network.

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

Apr 30, Sofia Yohema Gathering, Lake Merced,

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

May, c. 15, Sat, 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, SF.

Jun 18, Sat, Native Contemp Arts Festival, 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 Inter-Tribal Council 16 Anniversary 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, Oakland, Gilbert Blacksmith.

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

Sep 18-19, Black NA Assn Powwow, CSU 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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