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September 2015

California Native American Day Celebration

September 25, 2015

September 25 California Native American Day Celebration, Cal State San Bernardino. To experience the distinctive cultures of California Indian people firsthand, the public is invited to attend a free celebration, featuring traditional Native American bird songs, music, art, and food. Free event. For more information visit http://www.nativeamericanday.org

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Morongo Thunder and Lightning Powwow

September 25, 2015 - September 27, 2015
Morongo Casino, 49500 Seminole Drive
Cabazon, United States
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September 25-27 Morongo Thunder and Lightning Powwow, Morongo Casino, 49500 Seminole Dr Cabazon, CA. Dancing, and bird singing, For more information contact Roxanne at roxanne_shenah@morongo.com.

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Chaw’se Big Time

September 25, 2015 @ 8:00 AM - September 27, 2015 @ 5:00 PM
Chaw’se Grinding Rock State Park, 14881 Pine Grove-Volcano Rd.
Pine Grove, CA United States
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September 25-27 Chaw’se Big Time, Indian Grinding Rock State Historical Park, 14881 Pine Grove-Volcano Rd., Pine Grove. Dancing, singing, storytelling, food, and vendors. For more information, call (209) 296-7488.

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49th Annual Native American Day

September 25, 2015 @ 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Capitol Building steps, 1315 10th St
Sacramento,
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September 25 49th Annual Native American Day, Capitol Building steps, Sacramento. Sponsored by the State Native American Liaisons of California, this annual event features California Indian leaders, music, dance, and vendors. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, call (916) 324-0971 or visit www.parks.ca.gov/indianmuseum.

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Bishop Pabanamanina Powwow and Handgame Tournament

September 26, 2015 @ 8:00 AM - September 27, 2015 @ 5:00 PM
Paiute Palace Casino, 2742 N. Sierra Highway
Bishop, CA, 93514 United States
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September 26-27 Bishop Pabanamanina Powwow and Handgame Tournament Paiute Palace Casino, Bishop, CA the Bishop Paiute Tribe hosts an inter-tribal gathering to celebrate different tribal cultures with dance and spiritual events during its annual Pabanamanina Gathering and Pow Wow on the Bishop Paiute Indian Reservation. For more information contact (760) 873-4150

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October 2015

Acorn Day, State Indian museum

October 10, 2015 @ 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
California State Indian Museum, 2618 K St.
Sacramento, CA 95816 United States
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October 10 Acorn Day, State Indian Museum 2618 K St., Sacramento. Observe the time-honored tradition of preparing accord for food and learn Native arts and crafts making. Sample Native foods, and spend the afternoon helping us celebrate the acorn harvest season! 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.. For more information, call (916) 324-0971 or visit www.parks.ca.gov/indianmuseum.

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Dinner in the Canyons, Andreas Canyon

October 10, 2015 @ 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Agua Caliente Cultural Museum, 219 S. Palm Canyon Dr.
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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October 10th Dinner in the Canyons, Andreas Canyon, Palm Springs. Agua Caliente Cultural Museum’s annual fundraising event is held under the stars in scenic Andreas Canyon. The evening begins with a cocktail reception at 5:30 p.m. and is followed by a three-course dinner and Native entertainment. For more information, call (760) 833-8167 or visit www.accmuseum.org.

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21st Annual Indigenous People’s Day Powwow and Indian Market

October 10, 2015 @ 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Civic Center Park, 2151 Martin Luther King Jr Way
Berkeley, 94704
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October 10 21st Annual Indigenous People’s Day Powwow and Indian Market, Martin Luther King, Jr. Civic Center Park, Berkeley. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free. For more information, visit ipdpowwow.org.

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30th Annual California Indian Conference

October 15, 2015 - October 17, 2015
UC Berkeley, 2401 Bancroft Ave
Berkeley, CA United States
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October 15–17 30th Annual California Indian Conference, University of California, Berkeley. Time Again To Gather, 30 Years of the California Indian Conference. The California Indian Conference is an annual event that is committed to the exchange of perspectives and knowledge about the first peoples of the place now known as California. For more information, visit http://nasd.berkeley.edu/history-california-indian-conference.

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Auburn Big Time-Pow Wow

October 16, 2015 @ 8:00 AM - October 17, 2015 @ 5:00 PM
Gold County Fairground, 1273 High Street
Auburn, CA United States
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October 16-17 Auburn Big Time-Pow Wow, Gold County Fairgrounds 1273 High Street, Auburn, CA. California Big Time 6pm to 9pm and 10am to 9pm Pow Wow. For more information, call (530) 888-8786 or visit www.sierranativealliance.org/events

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Chumash Cultural Days

October 17, 2015 - October 18, 2015
Santa Ynez Tribal Hall, 100 Via Juana Lane
Santa Ynez, CA cn United States
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October 17-18 Chumash Cultural Days, Santa Ynez Chumash Reservation, Santa Ynez California Chumash Culture Days is a two-day event celebrating California style singing and dancing along with storytelling and crafts. Highlights include a Handgame Tournament and Native California Signing Contest with prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. For more information visit www.santaynezchumash.org or email Nakia Zavalla at nzavalla@santaynezchumash.org

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November 2015

40th Annual American Indian Film Festival

November 1, 2015 - November 6, 2015
Delancey Street Theatre, 600 Embarcadero Dr.
San Francisco, CA 94107 United States
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November 6–14 40th Annual American Indian Film Festival, Delancey Street Theatre, 600 Embarcadero Dr., San Francisco. Shorts, feature films, and documentaries from Native American and First Nations peoples. The festival will conclude with an awards show Sunday night at the San Francisco Jazz Center, 201 Franklin St. For more information, visit www.aifisf.com.

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5th Annual Nisenan Heritage Day

November 7, 2015
Sierra College’s Nevada County campus, 250 Sierra College Dr
Grass Valley, CA United States
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November 6 5th Annual Nisenan Heritage Day, Sierra College's Nevada County campus, 250 Sierra College Dr, Grass Valley, CA. Free. For more information visit nevadacityrancheria.org or contact Shelly Covert at shelly@nevadacityrancheria.org or 530-570-0846.

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2nd Annual California Indian Market

November 13, 2015 - November 14, 2015
Oakland Museum of California, 1000 Oak Street
Oakland, CA 94607 United States
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Friday, November 13, 2015, 3–9 pm Saturday, November 14, 2015, 10 am–4 pm   In celebration of Native American Heritage Month—and just in time for the holidays—shop the second annual California Indian Market at OMCA featuring jewelry, baskets, apparel, and other modern interpretations of Indian artistry. At this two-day event, find exquisite creations to share with your loved ones, and meet and support artisans from the California Indian community. On Friday after 5 pm, enjoy the market and half-off Museum…

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Native Literature Showcase: Meet the Authors!

November 14, 2015 @ 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
California State Indian Museum, 2618 K St.
Sacramento, CA 95816 United States
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November 14 Native Literature Showcase: Meet the Authors!, California State Indian Museum, 2618 K St., Sacramento. Authors from across the country will be here to discuss and sign their latest publications on Native topics. Lectures begin at 10:00am and continue on the half hour throughout the day. For more information, please call (916) 324-0971 or visit www. parks.ca.gov/indianmuseum.

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California Native Foods Symposium

November 15, 2015 - November 16, 2015
Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, 1500 N. College Ave
Claremont, CA 91711 United States
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A two-day symposium in conjunction with the Acorn Festival. For more information, please see www.canativefood.wordpress.com. Symposium Registration Pricing: Early Bird Registration through November 1, 2015: Member: $45 / Public: $60 Register before prices increase November 2! Member registration will increase to $60 and Public registration will increase to $75. Registration is non-refundable, but transferable up to 24 hours before the symposium. Registration includes: access to all presentations and scheduled events on Saturday, November 14, as well as free admission on Sunday,…

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December 2015

Native Holiday Crafts Fair

December 12, 2015
Intertribal Friendship House, 523 International Blvd
Oakland, CA United States
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December 12th Native Holiday Crafts Fair Selling a dazzling array of Native American Jewelry, Bags, Gourds, Baskets and so many other creations. Support our Local Native Artists. Intertribal Friendship House 523 International Blvd. Oakland, CA. 94606 Cost: Free Entrance Contact Information: Telephone: (510) 836-1955 Website: http://www.ifhurbanrez.org Email: ifhoakland@gmail.com

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January 2016

Poetry Festival: Native Voices

January 23, 2016
Dorothy Ramon Leaning Center, 111 N San Gorgonio Ave
Banning, CA 92220 United States
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January 23 Poetry Festival: Native Voices, Banning. Dorothy Ramon Learning Center A festival featuring the richness of Southern California Native cultures and the beauty, vitality, and uniqueness of the region through storytelling, songs and poems. For more information call (951) 849-7736

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30th Annual Southwest Arts Festival

January 29, 2016 @ 10:00 AM - January 30, 2016 @ 4:00 PM
Empire Polo Club, 81-800 Avenue 51
Indio, 92201 United States
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January 29–31  30th Annual Southwest Arts Festival, Empire Polo Club, Indio. A three-day art show featuring over 250 acclaimed artists and various local performers. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. $8 admission, $5 parking. For more information, call (760) 347-0676 or visit www.southwestartsfest.com.

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February 2016

Bird Singing: Perspectives on Indian Social Song & Dance

February 4, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
UC RIverside Auditorium – Palm Desert Campus, 75080 Frank Sinatra Drive
Palm Desert, CA United States
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February 4 Bird Singing: Perspectives on Indian Social Song & Dance, Auditorium of University of California Riverside, Palm Desert Campus. 75080 Frank Sinatra Drive, Palm Desert.  A panel of distinguished bird singers and dancers will discuss aspects of traditional bird singing and dancing past and present, and what the future holds for this unique performance practice. 6:30 p.m. Free. For more information, call (760) 833-8169 or email cvictor@accmuseum.org.

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Singing the Birds: (Wikitmallem Tahmuwhae) Bird Song and Dance Festival

February 6, 2016 @ 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Palm Springs High School Gymnasium, 2401 East Baristo Road
Palm Springs, CA United States
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February 6 Singing the Birds: (Wikitmallem Tahmuwhae) Bird Song and Dance Festival, Palm Springs High School Gymnasium, 2401 East Baristo Rd., Palm Springs. Bird singers and dancers from California and Arizona will honor the traditions of the Cahuilla Indian people with their performance of the oral history of Cahuilla life. Sponsored by Agua Caliente Cultural Museum. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Free admission and parking.

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32nd Annual Marin Art Show of the Americas

February 19, 2016 - February 21, 2016
Marin Civic Center, 10 Avenue of the Flags
San Rafael, 94903 United States
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February 19-21 32nd Annual Marin Art Show of the Americas, Marin Civic Center, 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael. Indigenous arts from across North, Central, and South America, with more than two hundred exhibitors and vendors; Native American, pre-Columbian, Spanish Colonial, Latin American, and Western art and collectibles. Fri. 6:30 to 9 p.m. (opening night preview), Sat. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. $15 admission. For more information, visit www.marinshow.com.

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Short Films by Native Americans (Film Screenings)

February 24, 2016 @ 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Palm Springs Public Library, 300 South Sunrise Way
Palm Springs, CA United States
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February 24 Short Films by Native Americans (Film Screenings), Palm Springs The Agua Caliente Cultural Museum in conjunction with the Palm Springs Public Library will feature works from Native American and other Indigenous filmmakers. For more information visit http://www.accmuseum.org/

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March 2016

Native FilmFest 2015

March 1, 2016 - March 6, 2016

March 1st to 6th Native FilmFest 2015, Camelot Theaters, 2300 East Baristo Rd., Palm Springs. One of the nation’s most highly regarded festivals, featuring the best films by, about, and starring Native Americans and other Indigenous peoples. For more information, visit www.accmuseum.org.

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April 2016

Malki Museum Agave Harvest

April 2, 2016
Malki Museum, 11795 Malki Rd. Morongo Reservation
Banning, CA United States
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April 2 Malki Museum Agave Harvest. Malki Museum, 11795 Malki Road, Morongo Reservation, Banning. The Agave Harvest and Roast is an annual event sponsored by the Malki Museum. It is held on two consecutive Saturdays in mid- to late-April, when the Agave plants were traditionally gathered. The agave, or amul, was a basic food staple for the Cahuilla and Kumeyaay Indians of Southern California. $10 donation appreciated. For more information visit http://www.malkimuseum.org, or call (951) 849-7289.

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Malki Museum Agave Roast

April 9, 2016
Malki Museum, 11795 Malki Rd. Morongo Reservation
Banning, CA United States
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April 9 Malki Museum Agave Roast. Malki Museum, 11795 Malki Road, Morongo Reservation, Banning. The Agave Harvest and Roast is an annual event sponsored by the Malki Museum. It is held on two consecutive Saturdays in mid- to late-April, when the Agave plants were traditionally gathered. The agave, or amul, was a basic food staple for the Cahuilla and Kumeyaay Indians of Southern California. $10 donation appreciated. For more information visit http://www.malkimuseum.org, or call  (951) 849-7289

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Chumash Day Pow Wow

April 9, 2016 - April 10, 2016
Malibu Bluffs Park, 24250 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA United States
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April 9-10 Chumash Day Pow Wow. Malibu Bluffs Park - Malibu, CA. Native American Chumash Day Powwow and Intertribal gathering with traditional arena dancing, singing and drums. Native American craft vendors, food, Chumash storytelling and children's crafts. For more information call (310) 317-1364.

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Annual Miss Sherman Pageant

April 15, 2016
Sherman Indian High School, 9010 Magnolia Ave
Riverside, CA 92503 United States
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April 15 Annual Miss Sherman Pageant, Robert Levi Memorial Auditorium, Sherman Indian High School, 9010 Magnolia Ave., Riverside. Young women compete for the title by modeling traditional regalia and sharing traditional talents. (951) 276-6325 ext. 200.

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CSU Dominguez Hills Pow Wow

April 16, 2016 - April 17, 2016

April 16-17 CSU Dominguez Hills Pow Wow, “Honoring the Indigenous People of the Americas,” 1000 E. Victoria Street, Carson, Featuring: Hoop Dancers, Native American Flute, Gourd Dancers, Frybread, Native American Market Place, Public Welcome. Parking: Lot 6, $6 Saturday, Free Sunday. For more information visit  http://www4.csudh.edu/slice/events/index

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Soboba Earth Day

April 28, 2016 @ 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Soboba Tribal Hall, 23906 Soboba Road
San Jacinto, CA United States
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April 28 Soboba Earth Day, Soboba Tribal Hall, 23906 Soboba Road, San Jacinto. Environmental information, local environmental groups, and tribal groups from various reservations. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Contact Erica Helms, (951) 654-5544 ext. 4129.

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