The Miwok Archeological Preserve of Marin (MAPOM) sponsors classes in California Indian skills in the spring and fall at Pt. Reyes National Seashore, in western Marin County, California. These classes are a great resource for Indians and non-Indians alike, The setting is beautiful. The drive is serene. The instructors are helpful and knowledgable. Sign up for a class now!!
The Mutsun sponsor events throughout the year. Look for the annual gathering and picnic– it is fun for the whole family near the Los Banos Reservoir, with many traditional Ohlone games and activities. And the work the Mutsun Language Foundation is doing to preserve and protect their language and culture is important for everyone in California.
The City of Roseville has perhaps the best municipal relationship with its local indigenous population. Not only do they have a large and beautiful regional park named in honor of the Maidu, they also support this wonderful interpretive center that has classes and events throughout the year. And the setting is stunning– ancient carvings in the rocks that surround the park and center. Go now!! It is an easy drive from SF, just past Sacramento.
CIMCC has a wide range of activities at its new facility in Santa Rosa, including a lecture series and classes by important California Indian artists. Its just an hour drive from SF, so it makes a nice weekend getaway.
For postings on selected Bay Area events, check out this website list.
There are many health-related NAHC events, at both the Oakland and SF centers, and NACC frequently co-sponsors those with a cultural bent, such as therapeutic beading, weaving, and painting classes.
One of the best Pow Wows on the west coast, this annual event is eagerly anticipated all year. It is always the first weekend in May. Student run. Lots of booths. Great dancing. Nice setting. Don’t miss it!
Informal and fun get togethers for the community in Oakland.
Pow Wow events happening all over California (and North American) throughout the year.
South San Francisco Hawaiian halau with frequent performances and many fun classes. NACC has co-sponsors their SF events and has a strong link to their traditional dance approach.
There are many indigenous Hawaiian events happening throughout the year including luaus (yummmm) and performances. This site has an extensive list.
This UCBerkeley museum has frequent exhibit-related events.
In addition to the events in San Francisco that NACC frequently co-sponsors, CAS also has a wide variety of classes and excursions in the wider Bay Area. Many of these are focused on animal, plant, or cultural resources important to California Indians. Check out their extensive listings.
A new exhibit is of interest to those interested in textiles: TEEC NOS POS: A Navajo Tradition, June 15-August 15.