California - Upcoming Events
Ohlone "BIG TIME" & Pow Wow / April 24th / POMONA,CA
The 12th Annual Ohlone " Big Time" Gathering & Pow Wow
All Drums & Dancers are invited
Open to the General Public
Location: Martin Luther King Jr. Park
White & Lexington Ave., Pomona, Ca.
Date: April 24 (Sat) 2004 One Day Event!
Grand Entry: 11:00 A.M.
Head Man Dancer : Saginaw Grant (Sac Fox)
Head Woman : Michelle Nunez (Mescalero Apache)
Head Boy Dancer : T.B.A.
Head Girl Dancer : T.B.A.
Master of Ceremony : David Eagle-Horse (Lakota)
Arena Director : David Plukett (Ohlone)
Whip Man : Roger Slaughter (Mohawk)
Host Drum : Wild Horse
Spiritual Advisor : Robert John Knapp (Ohlone)
For further information, please contact the Tribal Office: (909) 591-3117
ABSOLUTELY NO DRUGS / ALCOHOL ! NO SALE OF SWEETGRASS/ SAGE
HOSTED BY: OHLONE COSTANOAN RUMSEN CARMEL TRIBE OF CHINO
Spring Festival - Kule Loklo / April 24 / POINT REYES, CA.
SPRING FESTIVAL (formerly Strawberry Festival)
Saturday, April 24, 2004
12 pm - 4pm
Traditionally, Native people of Northern California have welcomed spring and
the end of winter fast. In partnership with the Federated Indians of Graton
Rancheria, a festival will commemorate this time in the natural calendar.
Native American dancers and singers, foods and demonstrations will be part
of the celebration.
This free event is wonderful for the entire family. Bring a blanket or
chairs to sit on. Please park at Bear Valley Visitor Center and walk 1/3
mile up the trail to Kule Luklo Village. For more information, please call
the Bear Valley Visitor Center at (415) 464- 5137 or check the park website
at http://www.nps.gov/pore or http://kuleloklo.com/
MAIDU SPRING CELEBRATION AND CRAFT FAIR
Sunday, April 25, 2004 from 10am to 3pm
Maidu Interpretive Center at 1960 Johnson Ranch Drive in Roseville to
participate in a California Indian spring celebration. The event is FREE for
the community, and all are invited to attend.
At 10am, Rick Adams, cultural director of the Shingle Springs Rancheria,
lead the opening blessing of the Maidu "leafing out" of spring celebration.
After his blessing and welcoming of guests and elders, several California
Indian dance groups will honor the plants and animals of spring through
their dances and songs throughout the day. The dances encourage the bounty
of nature and the coming of a new season.
Throughout the day, there will be ethnobotany walks, children's crafts,
tours of the Maidu Historic Site, and California Indian craft
demonstrations, including basketweaving, acorn preparation, cordage making,
fire starting, flint knapping, tule crafts and more. This year features the
second annual Yomen Craft Fair with Indian art and crafts for sale.
For more information, contact the Interpretive Center at (916) 772-4242.