Thursday, March 8, 2012



Thanks to American Indian
Contemporary Arts/AICA for the calendar. More info linked to Bay Native Circle page at To include events send text info to
Janeen Antoine or post on the Bay Area Native American Indian Network. (Click
for link to current Bay Area Indian Calendar online.)

Native Circle at kpfa 94.1 airs every Wed, 2–3 pm with rotating
hosts Lakota Harden, Janeen Antoine, Morningstar Gali, Ras K’Dee and Mark Anquoe. On FB. If public radio is a part of your life, please
support with a financial contribution. Even
small contributions help! Pilaunyapi!

BNC this week host Janeen Antoine interviews Madonna Thunder Hawk about her work
in South Dakota for native children and Jeremy Goodfeather about his upcoming
new cd release. plus Bay Area Indian Calendar. The program is archived and
available online for two weeks.


community for the 16 week STEP-UP Program which provides a chance to explore
different exercise options for qualified instructors each week. Bring water,
workout towel and large towel. Class on Mondays at 6:30 pm, at Intertribal
Friendship House, 523 International Blvd., Oakland, Free. Khen Russell, RN
MSCS. FMI: or ifh: 510-836-1955.

Lakota Activist: Madonna ThunderHawk, Wednesday,
March 7, 7- 9pm, Mills College, Student Union, 5000 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland, CA,
Community Dinner & Lecture, $10-$25 Suggested Donation, No one turned away
due to lack of funds, Benefit for Lost Children: Lakota Grandmothers, Fight
ForTheir Grandchildren. Madonna ThunderHawk is a veteran of many modern Native
American struggles, from the occupation of Alcatraz (1969-1971) to the siege at
Wounded Knee in 1973. She established the "We Will Remember Survival School" for
Indian youth whose parents were facing federal charges or who had been drop-outs
or "push-outs" from the educational system and co-founded Women of All Red
Nations (WARN) in 1978, organizing a health study of the drinking water on the
Pine Ridge reservation. A Tribal Liaison to the Lakota Peoples' Law Project she
started the Grandmothers Outreach Program helping grandmothers who are trying to
get their grandchildren out of the child welfare system. More information about
the program:,
More information about Madonna ThunderHawk:,,
Interview on KPFA with Madonna ThunderHawk:,
Sponsored by the Ethnic Studies Dept, Indigenous Womens’ Alliance, Office of the
President, Associated Students of Mills College, & Women's Gender and
Sexuality Studies Dept.

Student Showcase Play: “Four Little Injuns” a new comedy play written and
directed by Myrton Running Wolf 8:00, Wednesday, March 7 & Friday, March 9,
at the Nitery Theater, Building 590 on Stanford Campus, Info: Myrton Running
Wolf, myrtonrw@Stanford University. Opening Night Dessert Reception Cast, Crew
and Friends! 9:00, Wednesday, March 7 at the NACC Lounge, Clubhouse 524 Lasuen
Mall. Info: Karen Biestman, biestman@Stanford University.

Poetry Reading from: Turtle Island to Abya Yala, A
Love Anthology of Art and Poetry, by Native American and Latina Women. Wed,
March 7, Featured Readers will read from 7 - 8 pm, Book signing will follow the
readings. Open Mic from 8-9 pm, Light Refreshments. At Books Inc. 1344 Park St.,
Alameda. Info: 510.522-2226. Alameda Island Poets is a multicultural
and multigenerational group. All are encouraged to attend! Coordinated by
Nanette Bradley Deetz.
Featured readers from the anthology are Maylei
Blackwell, a Cherokee and Thai activist and professor at UCLA. For the past two
decades she has followed social movements that include the indigenous women's
movement in Mexico, Latin American feminist movements and indigenous migrant
groups. Nanette Bradley Deetz is of Dakota, Cherokee and German descent and
lives in Alameda where she teaches at Laney College. She holds a B.A. and M.A
from UCLA,and is a contributing writer for the Alameda Sun and the Alameda
Journal. She has a poetry/music band called Redbird Giving, and is an award
winner of the Xochiqetzalli Award for poetry, 2006. Mica Valdez is of Mexica,
Swedish, Irish and Spanish descent. She is a multidisciplinary artist. She
recently received an M.F.A. in Creative Writing with an emphasis in Poetry from
Mills College, and is the editor of this anthology. Sherry Wilson, Dine' and Pee
Posh, is working on her MA in Literature at Mills College. She says, "If I could
bottle up and drink what my grandparents knew, and their parents too, what an
easier time I'd have. That's my mission in life, to find and uncover those real
stories. It is the only way I know to make sense of mine."

3rd Annual Evening of Poetry by Native Women, Friday March 9, from 7:30 to
9:00 pm at Gathering Tribes in Albany. A celebration of the long awaited
anthology Turtle Island to Abya Yala book with poets: Maylei Blackwell, Mica
Valdez, Sherry Wilson, Nizhoni Ellenwood, Karina Gonzalez Amaya,Nanette Bradley
Deetz, Pennie Opal Plant, Naomi Quinonez, Brianna Lea Pruett Maya Chinchilla,
Jaynie Weye Hlapsi, Nazbah Tom. Song performance by: Nizhoni Ellenwood, Desirae
Harp and Brianna Lea Pruett. The anthology contains art in full color and
poetry by over 60 Native American and Latina women and is printed sustainably.
Copies will be available for purchase ($28.00). All donations will fund the 2nd
anthology by Malinalli Press, which will give a platform to indigenous voices on
global climate change to protect mother earth.

Stanford's American Indian Science and Engineering
Society’s annual Clue-In Day for perspective high school students is a 4-5 hours
long that includes a tour around our campus, fountain hopping, and other fun
activities that revolve around science to inspire students to study in the
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematic fields. Planned for Friday,
March 9 on the Stanford Campus. FMI: Tori Bahe,

Gary Farmer & the Troublemakers and friends
Jeremy Goodfeather, Nizhoni Ellenwoon, Coytess Tails, Yolanda Cazessus, Jennifer
Lisa Santos Vest and DJ: LeafyGreen with Didjface
doing American Tribal Style Belly Dance & Urban Ethnic Dance performances,
Indigenous Arts Coalition Exhibit, Friday, March 9, at Cell Space, 2050 Bryant
Street, San Francisco, CA 8 pm - 2 am, All ages, alcohol free bar til midnight,
$10-20 sliding scale, ages 10 and under free, no one turned away for lack of
Mar 10: The 11th Annual Running is My High event with 10 and 5 K runs around
Lake Merritt, downtown Oakland. Pre-reg by Mar 1, $10 adults, $ kids, or day
of: 7-8:15 am. $15 and $5. Race begins 9 am sharp! FMI: Laura: 510.535-4463.
Also on FB.

Ethan Castro, No Reservations, Reception Mar 10, 5-8
pm, Exhibition Mar 3-27 at the Risk Press Gallery, 73445 Healdsburg Avenue,
Sebastopol, CA. Open Thursdays, Fridays 2-7, Saturdays and Sundays 208, Meet
the artist on Saturdays 1-3 pm. For more info:

Richmond’s 5th Annual International Women’s Day
Celebration: Sisters in Solidarity - Walking for our Beloved Community,
Saturday, March 10, 2012, 10 am - 3 pm, Lavonya DeJean Middle School, 3400
Macdonald Avenue, Richmond. Cosponsor Native American Health Center, opens with
Ohlone blessing and includes Solidarity Walk with traditional attire / ethnic
dress encouraged. Free admission, lunch. Info: 510.620-6502.

Mexica New Year Celebration, Saturday
March 10 at 6:00am until Sunday, March 11, 2012 at 4:00pm, San Jose High School, 275 North 25th St San Jose.
Info on FB.

Mar 11, 12-2, Decolonize Oakland teach-in, Oscar Grant Plaza Amphitheater,
Oakland. FMI: Joanne Barker,, Info on Facebook: Decolonize
Oakland; Tumblr: Decolonize Oakland; and Twitter: DecolonizeOak. The teach-ins
explore some of the questions raised at the “Occupy Oakland” General Assembly on
Oct 28 when the Memorandum of Solidarity with Indigenous Peoples passed by a 97%
voting majority.

Shower for Nikki Skinaway on Sunday Mar 11 at IFH, 523 International Blvd,
Oakland. All friends welcome. May be only chance to see Nikki and meet her
man. Info: Sabah Williams, 510.723-8717,

Jaime Cortez artist talk. Sunday March 11 at 2pm,
at Martina Johnston Gallery, 1210 6th Street (near Gilman) in Berkeley. Admission is
free. The artist talk is in conjunction with his solo exhibition DiviNation, up
through April 15th. Info: Jaime Cortez

Community Arts, Education, and Grants Committee
Meeting Information, to discuss with arts commissioners, panelists and SFAC
staff the challenges, assets and strategies for SF native arts community.
Tuesday, March 13, 3:15 -4:45 pm. 25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 70 (basement
level) RSVP: 415-252-3142 You may attend without
film, Standing on Sacred Ground, a preview of scenes from the powerful upcoming
documentary film series profiling indigenous communities and sacred sites around
the world. Thursday, March 15 at The David Brower Center 2150 Allston Way,
Berkeley. Opening Reception & Silent Auction 6:00 – 7:15 p.m. Hazel Wolf
Gallery, Film & Talk 7:30 p.m. (lobby doors open at 7:15 p.m.). Sacred Land
Film Project’s Toby McLeod will screen segments from SLFP’s new documentary
film, Standing on Sacred Ground, along with presentations by Caleen Sisk, chief
of the Winnemem Wintu of northern California, and Danil Mamyev, founder of Uch
Enmek Nature Park in Altai. Tickets for the film and talk are $15. Tickets for
the special pre-screening reception fundraiser, featuring a wonderful appetizer
buffet & silent auction are $100, and includes a reserved seat for the film
and talk. Info: Tickets: or (510)
. Media Inquiries: Kevin Connelly at or 510-859-9155.

Phoebe A. Hearst Museum is hosting a reception and exploration of the work of
Mercedes Dorame, on Thursday March 15, 6-8pm. (Date subject to change).
Mercedes Dorame's installation, Sinews, is the most recent addition to
the Hearst Museum's gallery. Housed in the Native California Cultures gallery,
Mercedes' photographs convey a confluence of family history and personal
identity. Ira Jacknis will lay a background framework to her work with a
discussion of the history of Native American representation and photography. For
questions please email For info about
Mercedes and her work please visit her website at: Mercedes is Gabrielino

Native Tales II featuring the Magic, Storytelling,
Comedy and Performing Arts of Tamaka, Eddie Madril and James Bilagody, Friday,
March 16, 7 pm at the Friendship House Great Hall, 56 Julian Avenue, SF,
Admission $10, benefits the Friendship House of American Indians. Info: 415.865.0964.

Mixed Race/Space Conference CROSSING LINES: PRAXIS
IN MIXED RACE/SPACE STUDIES Friday, March 16th & Saturday, March 17th,
Friday at the International House (2299 Piedmont Ave) in the Robert & Ida
Sproul Rooms and Saturday at Barrows Hall on the UC Berkeley campus Link to
online registration form:
**Registration encouraged

World premiere of Voces del
Desierto (Voices of the Desert), a multidisciplinary musical
composition, by Guillermo Galindo.
original and eclectic work merges instruments made from immigrants' personal
belongings found at the U.S./Mexico border with musical instruments of a
traditional wind quintet: flute, oboe, clarinet, French horn and bassoon played
by Quinteto Latino at MACLA, 510 South First Street, San
José, Friday-Saturday, March 16-17, 2012, 8 pm; and Sunday, March 18,
2012, 2 pm, $15 (at door); $12 (advance); $10 (students/migrants), Tickets:

37th Annual San Francisco State University Powwow,
Saturday, March 17, 10:00-7:00, SFSU, Cesar Chavez Student Center, 1800
Holloway, SF, Hosted by Student Kouncil of Intertribal Nations

American Indian Alliance Powwow, Saturday, March 17,
6-midnight, Fremont HS Gym, 1279 Sunnyvale-Saratoga Road, Sunnyvale, head staff
MC: Rand Pico, Arena Director Eugene Newman, Host No Drum, Red Voice, Host So
Drum, Drum and Feathers, Contest Dancing, 50/50/cakewalk, Co-sponsor IHCSCV,
Info: Erika 408.390.8082. DAFE-Drug/Alcohol Free Event.

Emmanuel Montoya is in a group show titled
"Caballero" - Recent Works by 13 Bay Area Gentleman @ Back to the Picture Latin
American Gallery, 934 Valencia St San Francisco, CA. (415)
. Opening reception is Saturday, March 17 from 7 - 9pm.

month award winning native blues band Twice As Good performs in Benicia Mar 17,
Upper Lake Mar 26 and Geyseville Mar 31. Info at

There will be a Sunrise Ceremony on National Native
American HIV Awareness Day and Spring Solstice, Tuesday, March 20 at 6:45 am at
Civic Center Plaza in SF on National Native American HIV Awareness Day and the
Spring Solstice. The ceremony pays tribute to those infected and affected by
HIV/AIDS and welcomes the coming of brighter days and new beginnings. Info: 415.431-6227
Sunrise Ceremony followed by a Breakfast reception and gathering at Asian
Pacific Islander Wellness Center 730 Polk Street, (415)292.3400 <>.
Sponsors NAAP, API Wellness, The Native American Health Center and Bay Area
American Indian Two Spirits.

Fertility Awareness Workshop
Saturday, March 24, 10am-2pm by Jennie
Luna, Ph.D. $50-100 Donation Scale Benefit for Peace and Dignity Journeys
Register Here
Indian Health Center Family Resource Center, 25 North 14th St Suite #140, San
Jose,. Includes Lunch, FREE Child Care Upon Request. Fertility
Awareness means knowing how to "read"
your body to know when you are fertile, and when you are not. It can be used as
natural birth control, or to help you achieve pregnancy. It also gives a woman
insight into her health, and can be very empowering, especially with respect to
reproductive health and sexuality. This one day seminar will give women all the
basic skills to be able to learn her body's signs and chart her cycle to regain
control and knowledge over her own body. Jennie Luna is a PhD
in Native American Studies
and Professor in Mexican American Studies at San Jose State University. She has
been studying and working in the areas of women's reproductive rights for over
ten years. She is a certified/trained and practicing doula (labor assistant)
for over 5 years and has helped in the healthy delivery of 14 babies. She has
been trained in fertility awareness and advocates for women to be critical of
the pharmaceutical industry's control on women's reproductive health and
choices. She is interested in pursuing more work on Xicana Indigena
socio-cultural attitudes around moon time (menstrual cylces) and honoring our
bodies, rites of passage through ceremony, natural labor and delivery
choices, and (re)claiming Indigenous/traditional labor and
birth practices.
Medical Services, March 22-25 at the Oakland Coliseum and March 30-April 2 at
the Cal Expo in Sacramento include free Dental, Vision and Medical Services
organized by RAM, California. Info: 916.783-1332.
Jeremy Goodfeather CD release, Jeremy will be
playing with his full band Thursday, March 29 at Viracocha, 998 Valencia, SF,
Info: 415.374-7048.

Mills College Native Alliance Pow Wow. Saturday,
April 14, 10 am–6 pm, at Toyon Meadow, Mills College Campus 5000 MacArthur
Blvd., Oakland. Traditional dances featured this year include: grass, Azteca,
and hoop. Contest prizes for northern and southern traditional and fancy/jingle
dances. All drums / dancers are welcome. Native American arts and crafts, such
as jewelry and textiles and a native food booth will be present. FMI: or
510.430.3324.3 Vendors: Jean Wong,,
or Professor Melinda Micco,, 510.430.3324. Please bring your own
seating. Parking for Elders available. No drugs/alcohol. Please respect our
traditions. Sponsors Co-sponsored by Indigenous Women's Alliance and Ethnic
Studies Department.


Exhibit "Memory and Markets: Pueblo Painting in the
Early 20th Century" February 22-May 27, Cantor Center for the Visual Arts,
Stanford Museum. FMI: Anna Lessenger, alesseng@stanford. The works at the
Cantor Arts Center celebrate the emergence of Native American painters in the
modern art market, beginning in Santa Fe in the 1930s.

10 – Mar 16, Ruthe Blalock Jones: A Retrospective, at the CN Gorman Museum, 1316
Hart Hall, UC Davis. Mon-Fri 12 - 5pm & Sun 2 - 5pm, FMI: 530.752-6567. *** Featuring the
works of internationally acclaimed artist, Ruthe Blalock Jones (Chu-Lun-Dit),
Delaware/Shawnee/Peoria, the retrospective exhibition presents artworks from
throughout her career. Creating in a range of media, including oil, acrylic,
watercolor, and printmaking, her works emerge from personal experiences with a
focus upon Native American women in dance attire, and depictions of ceremonial
and social events. Blalock Jones is former Art Director and Professor at Bacone
College, Muskogee, Oklahoma.

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


Medical Services, March 22-25 at the Oakland Coliseum and March 30-April 2 at
the Cal Expo in Sacramento include free Dental, Vision and Medical Services
organized by RAM, California. Info: 916.783-1332.

First Alaskans Institute is recruiting student
interns and partner/host organizations for their ninth annual statewide Summer
Internship Program. The ten-week program is a paid internship open to Alaska
Native/American Indian/Rural Alaskan college juniors and seniors and graduate
students in good academic standing, or recent college graduates. Interns will
spend two weeks in Anchorage participating in leadership training, and will be
placed with statewide employer partners for eight weeks. Applications are due
March 16, 2011. For information, please visit <>, or contact
Lena Jacobs at or 907-677-1700.

Starting in March, Ho`olupa Hawaiian Cultural Foundation
will be offering Hawaiian Language
Classes in the Hayward and Sacramento Area. This class will be taught once a
month by Kellen Paik, graduate of UH Hawaiian Language Master's program and a Na
Hoku Haku Mele winner. The curriculum will be designed specifically for us to
LEARN more than just "basic" conversation but to create a community of speakers
in the future. Classes will take place weeknights from March to June. FMI:

The Futuro Media Group in conjunction with Native American Public Telecommunications, Inc.
is requesting short, independent film submissions to air as
part of a PBS pilot called America by the Numbers. The pilot episode--funded by
the National Minority Consortia (NMC), NAPT and the Ford Foundation--is called "Do it Yourself (DIY)
Democracy." Qualifying short film submissions that are one to
three minutes in length would be the ender segment of a half-hour television
pilot that will air nationally on PBS, anchored by PBS and NPR correspondent
Maria Hinojosa.FMI:

"Native American Small Business Primer: Strategies
for Success,” a new online course: emphasizes business planning and market
research as essential steps to take before going into business; informs Native
American entrepreneurs about the legal aspects of starting a business, including
the type of ownership (legal structure) and licensing; and provides key
information on seed money for starting up, raising capital, and borrowing
money. In addition, there is a section on how to estimate business start-up
costs that can help assess the financial needs of going into business. The
course is available from the SBA's Online Small Business Training web page under
Online Courses for Starting Your Business at

Protect Rattlesnake Island, visit and
for info and ways you can help.
Join the Free Peltier Now Coalition mailing list,
hosted by the Leonard Peltier Defense Offense Committee. Visit the Web site
Lehman Brightman Healing Fund. Monetary gifts are
greatly appreciated and can be mailed to: United Native Americans, Inc., 2434
Faria Avenue, Pinole, CA 94564. FMI, or 510.672-7187.

“Indigenous Mothers Against Mercury" IEN Petition:
English, and Spanish.
Abolish Corporate Personhood and Defend

“Mission Labor” California missions under Spanish
and Mexican rule. Suitable for grades 4-5, Spanish/English, 24 pages. Download free pdf or purchase $3 each, $2/10 or
more. FMI:
48 page
Student Resource
from CA Congresswoman Lucille
Bay Area events:, and Also in Oakland, kids eat for free.


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.
First Nations Experience Television,
Bay Native Circle,
Wed 2-3 pm, 94.1 fm, Janeen Antoine producer, Hosts Lakota Harden,
Janeen Antoine, Morning Star Gali, Ras K’Dee, Mark Anquoe. 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.
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
$22.50. Read this message from Margaret Dubin, Managing Editor of
Francisco Tlingit & Haida Community Council newsletter, Kathryn Paddock, President, 415.887-9315.
in Oakland, Emeryville, Berkeley & Richmond:

West of Bay (Peninsula)

Area American Indian Two Spirits. Learn powwow and honor songs. 1st Tues
7:30-9:00 pm, at LGBT Center, 1800 Market Street, SF. 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. the first Tues of month free. 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 open mind and willingness to learn. ($10/class)
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)

Sacramento Powwow Dance Class & Potluck, Mon,
6:30 - 8:30 pm, Sierra 2 Center: Curtis Hall, 2791 24th St, Sacramento.
Free/open to all ages/levels. Bring drum if you have one and sing! Potluck
2nd/4th Mon. FMI: Shonnie Bear: 916-747-5133, Frances Rocha: 916-544-7121, Jup
McCloud: 916-704-4864, Email: On FB.

CN Gorman Museum,
1316 Hart Hall, UC Davis. Mon-Fri, 12-5pm & Sun 2-5pm, 530.752-6567.

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

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

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

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 weavers. Free.

Miwok Archeological Preserve of Marin helps identify, preserve and protect the cultural
and physical resources of the Coast Miwok indigenous peoples of Marin and
southern Sonoma Counties.,
Janice Cunningham 415.491-0401. MAPOM, PO Box 481, Novato CA

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

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

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 Thur 6:30 pm meetings.

Vallejo Inter-Tribal Council. Lakota Language Class,
2nd Wed/4th Wed, 6-8 pm, Native American Studies, 301 Wallace St, Vallejo.
FMI:, Midge 707.226-1234. Community, adults and especially youth
welcome. Free. Janeen Antoine teaches 2nd Wed, Midge Wagner 4th

East of Bay (To Tuolumne)

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, Tues, 6:30 - 8:30 pm,
IFH, 523 International, Oakland. FMI: Janeen. Healthy potluck, donations. Lila wopila
IFH, AICLS, Community Futures Collective, AICA and AICRC for helping our
tiyospaye learn Lakota. Thanks also to our teacher and mentor Willie

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

Leandro Thurs Nite Powwow Class, 6-8 pm, on FB.

Coyote Hills Regional Park, 8000 Patterson Ranch
Road, Fremont, CA 94555. Fees and Reg. required. Register online for some
classes: FMI: 510.544-3200. Events also at Garin Regional
Park, 1320 Garin Avenue, Hayward, CA 94544, 510.544-3079.

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

Intertribal Friendship House, 523 International Blvd, Oakland. 510.836-1955.
Classes: Tues: 6-9 pm, Beading Circle w Gayle Burns, 6:30-8:30 Lakota Language
Class; 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)

IHSCV Dance and Drum Class Tues, 5-7:30, Roosevelt
Community Center, 901 E. Santa Clara St, San Jose; Youth Empowerment Program
tutoring Wed 4-7 and Thurs 4-6; and Youth Empowerment Program Thurs, 6-8, 25 N
14th Street, Ste 140, San Jose, CA 95112. FMI: 408.445-3400 x 330, Funded by One With All
Substance Abuse Prevention program of the Indian Health Center of Santa Clara

Directions Nat Am AA Meeting, every Fri 8 pm, 749 Story Rd, San Jose FMI: 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 format below. Post more details on Bay Area Native American Indian Network.

10, Sat, NAHC Running is My High, Oakland, Click to Register.
24, Sat, 6th Taking Care of the Tribe/NAAP Powwow, Location tbd, Anna Leroy.
28, Sat, 3rd Pow Wow, Sacramento City College,
28, Sofia Yohema Gathering, Lake Merced,
28-29, CA Indian Market, San Juan Bautista,
5, SAT, UCB Powwow, Berkeley, vendors:
11-13, Fri-Sun, Mothers Day Weekend, 41st Stanford Powwow,
11-13, Fri-Sun, 3rd Pit River "Big Time" Powwow.
12, Sat, 12th Bloody Island Memorial, Clayton Duncan.
12-13, Sat/Sun, 10th CA Indian Market, Tuolumne, Jennifer Bates.
19, Sat, 5th Comedy Jam, San Jose,
2, Sat, 11- 9, 31st Yuba-Sutter Pow Wow, Marysville Joint Unified
School District Park Lawn,
Jun 2, Sat, Gathering of Honored
, Sacramento.
8, AI Heritage Night at Giants AT&T Park, w Texas Rangers,
16, Ohlone Big Time, Yerba Buena Gardens, SF.
17, Sat, 15th Native Contemp Arts Festival, Yerba Buena
Gardens, SF, Janeen Antoine.
23, Sat, 3rd Richmond Powwow, Nichols Park, Courtney Cummings.
14, Sat, 31st Kule Loklo Big Time, Point Reyes National Seashore.
21-22, 16th ITC Pow-Wow, Vallejo, Midge, 707.226-1234.
27, 10th Gathering of the Lodges, Oakland,
18, Sat, Storytelling Festival, Indian Canyon, Hollister, Ann Marie Sayers.
18, Sat, 7th Friendship House NDN Market/Powwow, SF,
8, SAT, MWAN Powwow, Clinton Square Park, Oakland, Gilbert Blacksmith.
8-9, Tuolumne Acorn Festival, Tuolumne, CA.
15, Sat, Am Ind Heritage Celeb/Big Time/Powwow/Market, San Jose,
15, Sat, NAHC Pow Wow, San Leandro, Cathy Wisdom.
28, 4th Fri, California American Indian Day.
6, Ohlone Gathering, Coyote Hills, Fremont,
Oct 8, IPD
Sunrise Ceremony
, Alacatraz Island, Mark
Oct 13, IPD
Pow Wow/Market
, Berkeley,
20, Sat, N. A. Culture Day, Oakland Library, Oct 25-28, 26th Annual California Indian Conference, Amy Huberland, 530.898-5438.
2-10, AIFF American Indian Film Festival, SF,
10, SAT, AIFF Awards Night, SF,
17, Honoring Sobriety Powwow, San Jose.
19-21, AIM National Conference, SF, Tony Gonzales.
22, Thurs, IITC/AICA Sunrise Ceremony, Alcatraz Island, Mark
23, Black Fri Shellmound Mall Protest, Emeryville,
1-2, Sat/Sun, AICRC Powwow, Laney College, Oak, Mary
Trimble Norris
28, Sat, MWAN B-Day Party, IFH, Oakland, Gilbert Blacksmith.
18, Sat, Marysville Winter PowWow,
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