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Reflections on NCORE San Francisco

On May 31st through June 4th, 2016, the 29th Annual NCORE (National Conference on Race and Ethnicity) Conference was held in San Francisco. The Conference had a large presence of California Indian people working to bring justice to our communities. California Native folks, along with the larger American Indian community, under the name NONCORE, made it clear our voices matter and, together, we have incredible strengt...
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Standing on Sacred Ground Featuring the Winnemem Wintu

STANDING ON SACRED GROUND broadcasts on public television’s FNX First Nations Experience Network and Bay Area’s KCSM for Earth Day in April   Standing on Sacred Ground, the award-winning, four-part documentary series on indigenous struggles over sacred sites, seven years in-the-making, will be broadcast on PBS’s First Nations Experience network (FNX) and San Francisco Bay Area public television station KCSM begi...
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A call from home.

A call from home. By Michael Galban I know it’s been quite a while since I have posted anything new. Lots have happened and my family has traveled quite a bit and seen many amazing things. But this past week I experienced something that very rarely happens in the museum world.  I’ll tell you the story. I have been interested in the material culture of the Great Basin for as long as I can remember. My Native lineage c...
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Makkin Mak Hemmen. Mak Holše Ohlone Hemmentak.

Makkin Mak Hemmen. Mak Holše Ohlone Hemmentak. We are together. Our beautiful Ohlone Gathering. By Vincent Medina Sunday, October 4th was a truly terrific day; it was the day of the Ohlone Gathering! For those unfamiliar, the Gathering is annual festival that happens once a year, always on the first Sunday of October, for the last twenty-two years at Coyote Hills Regional Park in Fremont. Coyote Hills is a magical pl...
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Beauty at CIBA 2015

A glimpse of the incredible beauty from the California Indian Basketweavers’ Association (CIBA) 2015 Conference on the Redding Rancheria June 26-28, 2015. Photographs courtesy of Tiffany Adams and Sage LaPena....
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