Wednesday, November 1, 2006
KQED American Indian TV Programming
November 2006
KQED Public Television proudly celebrates the diversity of our community with a special lineup in November. All programs are on KQED Channel 9 unless listed as KQED’s digital channels: KQED Encore (9.2, Comcast 189), KQED World (9.3, Comcast 190), KQED Life (9.4, Comcast 191), KQED Kids (9.5, Comcast 192) and the high-definition channel KQED HD (9.1, Comcast 709).
Nearly 50 TV programs for the whole family through the end of the month.  For more TV listings and program information visit:
Thursday, November 2, 2006
Second Annual American Indian Cultural Event
Joseph L. Alioto Performing Arts Piazza, City Hall
BART/MUNI: Civic Center Station
San Francisco, CA
Join San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom for the Second Annual American Indian Cultural Event, recognizing the valuable contributions American Indians have made to the diversity and richness of the City.  The day celebrates the first residents of San Francisco, featuring American Indian cultural and educational presentations, music and drums, Pow Wow dancing in full traditional tribal regalia, food, arts and crafts, storytelling, historical displays, and many other events throughout the day. Throughout the plaza, there will be educational and cultural exhibits, traditional American Indian dancers, storytelling, food, crafts, a silent auction, and a display of tribal flags.  Perfect for class visits by school children.
Thursday, November 2, 2006
KQED Community Hero Awards
Honoring NACC Board Member Betty Parent
Noon – 1 pm, City Hall / Civic Center Plaza
KQED is proud to celebrate the rich culture of the American Indian community & bring awareness to policies impacting the future of American Indian people.  Join us for a special awards ceremony from noon – 1pm when we salute three outstanding local heroes for their work in the American Indian community.  Additional honorees for 2006 are Fount Mashburn, and Myra L. Smith.   For more information visit:
Thursday, November 2, 2006
Earth Dance Theater Auditions
Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts (MCCLA)
NACC’s dance company Earth Dance Theater begins a month-long auditioning process in preparation for its spring showcase.  If you are a dancer with dance training (any of the following are fine: indigenous, latin, ballet, modern, jazz, or hip hop)  or a specialty act  (aerial, tap, fire, comedy, acrobatics, etc.) or a dance group with talent in one of the areas mentioned above, contact us at  Please email your name, contact information, your talent (s), and photos or webpage.  We will contact you with an available time for audition.   You may also visit us on the web at new and still under construction myspace page:
November 3-11, 2006
AI Film Festival
The American Indian Film Institute (AIFI) and Title Sponsor, the Seminole Tribe of Florida, proudly present the 31st annual American Indian Film Festival, November 3-11, 2006. As the nation’s most dominant outlet for Native American films, the American Indian Film Festival will feature ground-breaking films and documentaries from US American Indian and Canada First Nation communities.
Saturday, November 4, 2006
NACC Presents: Spoken Word
Featuring: Daniel Flores & Kim Shuck
Bird & Beckett Book Store
2788 Diamond@ Chenny, SF  (415)586-3733
Join NACC Spoken Word Co-Coordinator and Poet extraordinaire Kim Shuck for this November event in the ever-popular Bird and Beckett bookstore in Glen Park.  Get your groove on for storytelling season!
Saturday, November 11, 2006
A Night of Guerrilla Theatre in Captivity
7 acts of government defying agitation-propaganda in 2 hours!
Galeria de la Raza, 2857 24th St. @ Bryant in San Francisco
What has become of the Guerrilla Theatre movement of the 1960s and
1970s spearheaded by such groups as SF Mime Troupe, Teatro Campesino, and Bread and Puppet Theatre?  Check out this in-your-face showcase of
work by the newest generation of activist dramatists who are taking
political theatre to the streets, schools and the next level.
Joe Navarro, Chicano poet, activist and educator, Mission District
homeboy and LITERARY VATO LOCO, makes a yearly trip to mexico at
christmas to bring corn and beans to the Tarahumara who are currently
suffering from a 12 year drought.  100{b8f043770e4071302fec5a6e6fdc477566e775f5f6a23ad0c4136f32de3203a4} of the money Joe receives goes
to buy beans/corn.  all travel expenses are paid by the volunteers
themselves.  you can find out more at:

Compania Tania Pérez-Salas
Saturday 8pm, Sunday 2 pm, Nov. 18-19
Yerba Buena Center
Sonically sensual, visually inventive and theatrically arresting, the dances of Mexico City choreographer Tania Pérez-Salas reframe how we think about Contemporary Latin American dance. This varied program offers a rich palette of experiences. Las Horas is playfully tongue-in-cheek rococco, Anabiosis has a sweaty, angular earthiness, while Visitor is dreamlike and sensuous.  Presented in conjunction with two visual arts programs that focus on Mexico-City based contemporary artists:  Sensacional! Mexican Street Graphics, and Underplayed: A Mix-Tape of Music-Based Videos. 

Saturday November 18th, 2006
1st Annual Dancing Feathers Youth & Family Social Pow-Wow
Friendship House American Indian Healing Center “Great Hall”
56 Julian Ave, San Francisco, CA.  Noon to 7 pm.
This is a non-competitive social event.  This pow-wow will provide our
youth an opportunity to be introduced to the appropriate social and
cultural interactions of the Pow-Wow Etiquette.  There will be Cultural
Sharing with Aztec Dancing, Hoop Dancing and Gourd Dancing.  We will also have jewerly/arts and crafts vendors, food (hot dogs) and youth
activities.  “Dancing Feathers” is the SF Youth Pow-wow Dance Class that
happens every Tuesday evening from 6:30pm – 8:30pm located at 56 Julian Ave in San Francisco. THIS IS A DRUG AND ALCOHOL FREE EVENT.
Head Woman – Aurora Mamea – Blackfeet
Head Man – Eugene Bear Snyder – Lakota/Washoe
Head Teen Girl – Angelique Soto – Apache/Mexican
Head Teen Boy – Edgar Santiago – Washoe/Osage
Head Jr. Girl – Arriana Ramirez – Tohono O’odham
Head Jr. Boy – Javen Thompson – Paiute/Shoshone
Tiny Tots – “Dancing Feathers” Youth
Host Southern Drum – Rockin Horse – Ricki Leroy
Host Northern Drum – All Nation – Mike Ballenger
MC: Tamaka
Arena Director/Whip Master: Gilbert Blacksmith
Transportation: BART – 16th Street & Mission
MUNI – Bus Lines: 22, 26, 14, and 49
Vendor Information: 415-865-0964 ext. 4016
Contact Information: Marvin Paddock at 415-865-0965
Saturday, November 18, 2006
“AIDS to Native Eyes”: A 25-year retrospective exhibit of Native American poster art in response AIDS
Exhibit Reception and Talks Noon to 4 PM
“Through Native Eyes”: BAAITS Annual Community Harvest Celebration
Voices of Native Women 3PM to 4PM
Community Awards Ceremony 5PM
Native American Performance Art Exhibition 6PM
Native American Banquet 7PM- 9 PM
ALL Events at the San Francisco LBGT Community Center,
Rainbow Room, 2nd Floor, 1800 Market Street, San Francisco CA
Funded through a community grant from the Wells Fargo Foundation
Saturday, November 18, 2006
Miss Trannyshack Pageant
Featuring American Indian Contestant: Landa Lakes!!
Special Guests: Lady Miss Kier and Lady Bunny from NYC
Hosted by Heklina and Juanita More
Doors: 9 pm, Pageant 10pm. The Regency Center, 1300 Van Ness, SF
Best wishes to our favorite Drag Diva!!

Sunday, November 19th, 2006
Rethinking Thanksgiving, a people’s holiday event with poetry, music, visual art and theatre. Featuring an excerpt of solo hip hop theatre piece FREE LAND. Written and Performed by Ariel Luckey, Directed by Margo Hall, Music by Ryan Luckey.  Also featuring Ras K’Dee and One Struggle, Lakota Harden, Corinna Gould, Octavio Hernandez, and Aurora Levins-Morales
As corporate advertisments, school programs and media outlets across the country prepare to inundate our communities with propaganda about the manufactured holiday of Thanksgiving, I humbly invite you to join us in reclaiming our collective stories and celebrating creative resistance at THANGS TAKEN rethinking Thanksgiving. Give thanks, spread the word, come thru. Prayers in progress, Ariel Luckey.  La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley CA, ,

Wednesday, November 22nd  3pm-6pm
Native American Health Center, Inc. Friendship House Annual Thanksgiving Dinner
Friendship House Healing Center
56 Julian Avenue, San Francisco
The Friendship House Association of American Indians, Inc. warmly invites the community to their annual Community Thanksgiving Celebration.  Please join the Friendship House for a day of thanks, friends, celebration and food including the traditional holiday fare-roast turkey with all the trimmings, pie and beverages. As always, it is sure to be a very special event!!
This is a clean and sober event. For more information, contact Ricki at 415-865-0964.

Saturday, December 9,  2006         
California Indian Storytelling
All Lectures are held from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
California Indian Museum  and Cultural Center
5250 Aero Drive, Santa Rosa, California
Announcing the 2006 Tillie Hardwick Lecture Series. During the whirlwind era of termination many California Indian Rancherias became things of the past. In a landmark case, Tillie Hardwick v. United States, one Pomo woman restored the sovereign status of 16 tribes. CIM honors Ms. Hardwick’s dedication and contributions to all California Indians.
Call CIMCC for more information, lecture times and directions (707) 579-3004 or visit _www.cimcc.org_ (
All lectures are open to the public and are free of charge. Lecture dates and times are subject to change based on availability
Wednesday, February 7, 2007 6:30pm-8:30pm
Rap on Racism
Place: Native American Health Center
160 Capp Streeet, 2nd Floor (Between 16th and 17th St. and     between Mission St and S. Van Ness
Native American RAP on Racism in LGBT- Two Spirit Community
Come out for rap on RACE. Share your voice, give us your thoughts, and empower yourself and our Native American community. Event is open to all, but the focus will be to hear the voice of people of color.
Light Refreshments will be provided by BAAITS.
Wednesday, March 21, 2007
Save the Date
National Native HIV/Aids Awareness Day
Check back for Events

Multiple dates
Earth Dance Theater 
In honor of the west coast winter dance tradition, the dance company for NACC is performing at San Francisco schools beginning in November.  To discuss an appearance by the dancers at your school and to schedule a performance/ educational discussion, call us at 415-641-9466.

Precita Eyes
Community Mural Arts Education Workshops
Calling all Artists, teachers, and mural admirers:
Contact: Joshua Stevenson, Publicity Coordinator / (415) 285-2287
Date: Third Tuesday of every month, next workshop dates are:
September 19, October 17th, and November 21, 2006
Time:   7:00pm – 9:00pm
Place:  Precita Eyes Mural Arts and Visitors Center
2981 24TH ST. (Harrison and 24th Sts. between Harrison and Alabama)
Cost:   $50.00 ($40.00 for members) Pre-registration is REQUIRED.
Using a collaborative community mural process this two-hour workshop will provide hands-on experience in the directing, designing, and planning of a community mural under the guidance of Master Muralist, Susan Cervantes. Join this unique workshop made for beginning to professional artists, educators, or anyone interested in directing a mural project in their school or community.
Mayan Language Classes
Would you like to know more about Mayan culture and language? Would you like to learn how to speak Yucatec Maya? Come join us and learn the language of the ancient Maya in a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere.
Where: 3261 23rd Street @ Capp Street San Francisco, CA 9411               When: Tuesdays from 6-7pm
You should be able to speak and understand Spanish at an intermediate level to be part of this group. Information: (415) 724-0369 or (415) 240-5528 Or at


EVENTS:  2006
Ohlone dancer with traditional regalia and ceremonial staff.
Listed below are some of our sister organizations that offer indigenous-related programs throughout the year.  Check out their websites for updated events and enjoyable activities.
Bay Area Indian Calendar
Precita Eyes Mural Arts & Visitors Center
Mutsun Ohlone Events
Mission Cultural Center For Latino Arts
Californai Indian Storytellers Association
Index of Native American Nonprofit Resources on the Internet
Chrissy Field CenterIndex of Native American Nonprofit Resources on the Internet
East Bay Regional Parks
Neighborhood Parks Council events
Miwok Archaeological Preserve of Marin
Marin Museum of the American Indian
Point Reyes National Seashore
Coast Miwok-Graton Events
Pacific Islanders Cultural Association
Mount Diablo State Park
Filoli Educational Programs
Save the Bay Outings
Bay Area Native Hawaiian Events
Maidu Interpretive Center
Kahiko Workshops
Friends of Primitive Technology

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