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UCD Events

Apr 11

UCD Powwow!
@ Quad, 11a-10p

Apr 18

UCD Picnic Day!

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Native Voice TV, San Jose, Channel 15, Sat 4-5 pm.  Hosts Cihuapili and Michael New Moon.  Also 1st, 3rd, 4th MON, 8 pm courtesy La Raza Round Table.

First Nations Experience Television,

Self-Determined, Tues 8:30-9:30am, UCD KDVS 90.3 fm, Hosts and producers, Ya-nah & Kenny. 

Bay Native Circle, Wed 7-8 pm, 94.1 fm, Janeen Antoine producer, Hosts Lakota Harden, Janeen Antoine, Eddie Madril, and Vince Medina. Berkeley.

Indian Time Tues 8-10 pm, 91.5 fm, Jack Hyatt/David Romero

Native Way, 2nd/4th Sun, 1-3 pm, David Romero/Veronica Gonzales.  San Jose.


Courtesy of Janeen Antoine
Bay Area Indian Calendar, Apr 3, 2015

Thanks to  American Indian Contemporary Arts for the calendar.  More info is linked to the Bay Native Circle page at To include events in calendar send text info to Janeen Antoine or post on the Bay Area Native American Indian Network.

Upcoming Events

WEEKLY at Intertribal Friendship House (Oakland): 

Tuesday nights, 6 pm, free Yoga class, Thursday nights, 6-9 pm, free weekly dinner, drum and dance.  Sunday mornings (biweekly, 2nd & 4th Sundays), Lakota Language Class.  Note new time: 10:30 AM-12:30 PM, Contact Janeen for more info. All ages, backgrounds invited. Donations & healthy foods welcome.  523 International Blvd, Oakland.

Native "Big Book study" AA meeting. Monday evenings 6:00 pm, at the Sage Center, Native American Health Center, 3124 International Blvd, Oakland.

Sundays at 7pm and Mondays at 8pm, Twice as Good performs in the G-Bar, Graton Resort & Casino in Rohnert Park.  &&& Their CD, 'That's All I Need' received a great review in Blues Blast Magazine.  Check out their concert at Fenix in San Rafael on their website, streaming anytime. Check it out under the 'Video' page at


Through June 11, 

 Inuit Art from the Bieri Family Collection, CN Gorman Museum, 1316 Hart Hall, UC Davis, One Shields Avenue, Davis. Mon-Fri: 12-5, Sun 2-5.  530.752-6567.  &&& Featuring traditional and contemporary Inuit stone sculpture and prints, privately collected over the past 30 years. The works are both figurative and abstract, reflecting the wide range of techniques, stone, and oral histories employed by contemporary Inuit artists. The exhibition includes 58 sculptures and 14 drawings and prints by 45 artists from throughout Nunangat (Inuit Regions of Canada). 

March 4 - April 12, Rethe exhibit: Indigenous Flux, Native artists honoring their roots through contemporary art, Hayward Area Historical Society, 22380 Foothill Blvd, Hayward.  &&&.  Curated by Anesti Vega & Crystal Galindo.

Fri, April 3, 7 pm, Twice as Good Performs at San Jose Jazz - San Pedro Square Market, San Jose, CA

Fri, April 3, Velacion, 8 pm - 1 am,  and Sat, April 4, 11 am - 4 pm, Danza, Danza Coyolxauqui Ceremony:at South Park (AKA MLK Jr. Park) in Santa Rosa.  FMI:  415.933-9974.

Fri, April 10, 1st Annual Indigenous Arts Market, 10am-5pm:  East & West Quad, UC Davis.   With 20+ Indigenous Arts and Crafts vendors and live performances by Native musicians including Sicangu Lakota hip-hop artist, Frank Waln.

Sat, Apr 11, 43rd Annual UC Davis Powwow11:00am.  UC Davis Quad in Davis, California

Sat, Apr 11, 4th Annual Sogorea Te Reunion,  Noon - 4pm.  What to Bring:  Chairs to sit on, Food to Eat, your own utensils, cups, plates and bowls.    Please contact Corrina if you are interested in camping as they may have a spot.  For those that have never been to the site, it is Glen Cove, Vallejo CA easy directions on line.  They hope to see you all there and would love to get a group picture of all the warriors on this 4th year.    Email questions to

Sat, April 11, 2015 from 12-4 pm in San Francisco at the California Institute for Integral Studies (CIIS), located at 1453 Mission Street, (bwtn 10/11th st) a Panel Discussion and Open Forum, also hosted by AIM-WEST, will be held to determine whether the Pope’s intentions are well-served as a liberal and progress religious leader which he is considered, also what is the message here to Indigenous peoples, and or whether a strategy can be composed during the forum by a coalition of Indian Nations, NGO’s, and inter-faith groups find a connection/proposal together to address the Pope’s arrival, and or other alternatives in the process.  A film will be screened “Exterminate Them” directed by Floyd Red Crow Westerman (38 min.)

Tues, Apr 28, Film Screening: Islands of Sanctuary, Standing on Sacred Ground, International House, UC Berkeley   7:00 p.m. All screenings will be followed by discussion with filmmaker Toby McLeod.  Location: Homeroom, International House, 2299 Piedmont Ave. Admission:  Free  

Sat, May 2, 10 am – 8 pm, 1st Annual 'Indigenous Knowledge in Higher Education: Moving Forward on Respecting Native Peoples and Culturally Competent Curriculum Design & Implementation' and Local Bay Area Indigenous Art Exhibition and Social to Celebrate Community Featuring Artist & DJ Ras K'Dee at the California Institute of Integral Studies.

June 21, 1-3, The 18th Annual Native Contemporary Arts Festival at Yerba Buena Gardens in San Francisco.  A great Father’s Day tradition featuring a diverse program of Native music, dance, crafts and spoken word performances. The event showcases California native talents such as Tongva-Acjachemen songstress L. Frank, the traditional Su-Nu-Nu Shinal Pomo Dancers, and the inspired rap of Ohlone artist Luta Candelaria. The program also features the amazing Hawaiian dancing and singing of Mahealani Uchiyama, Jicarilla Apache dancer Anne Pesata, Aztec dancer Cuauhtemoc Peranda, the inter-tribal All Nations Singers and Medicine Warrior Dancers, and the Bay Area debut of Lakota rap artist Frank Waln from the Rosebud Sioux tribe. Traditional craft activities include bracelets, talking sticks, bead necklaces an foil prints. Presented by Yerba Buena Gardens Festival in partnership with American Indian Contemporary Arts, with support from the San Francisco Arts Commission.

Sep 18-20, 12th Biennial Language is Life Gathering, at Sanger, CA.  Join the Advocates in the beautiful Kings Canyon foothills at the Wonder Valley Ranch and Resort,  6450 Elwood Road, Sanger, California.