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UCD Events

Nov 15

Git Hayetsk NWC Dancers
@ C.N. Gorman Museum, 4-6pm

Apr 9-13

UCD Native American
Cultural Days

Apr 14

UCD Powwow!
@ Quad, 10a-10p

Apr 21

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, Sep 8, 2017

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

Call for Volunteers:  
The 2017 PATHSTAR program seeks volunteers to assist native swimmers who will arrive on October 1 for the Alcatraz swim on Oct. 9.  Please contact : Randy Brown:  650 888 8822 to assist.

More Info: Each swimmer needs one person to accompany them each time they enter the water from Oct. 2-7 and on the Alcatraz swim Oct. 9.  To learn more about the PATHSTAR program: see  Scheduled times: Monday-Friday 8-9:30 am, Monday-Tuesday 4-6 pm, and Saturday 7:30-9:30 AM.

Alcatraz swim Oct. 9--Meet in Day Room at 5:45, jump at 8:00.  We will need swimmers, kayakers, rowers, and zodiacs for the Alcatraz swim. Trudy Molina and Randy Brown will organize the swim help;  Jenny Hoffman will organize the pilot help. Mahalo nui!  Randy Brown:, Trudy Molina:, Jenny Hoffman:

Run 4 Salmon Events:
RUN4SALMON ART PARTY Come and create your masterpiece for the Run4Salmon at Canticle Farm.  Fun and fellowship. Hosted by Run4Salmon and Canticle Farm. Wednesday Sept. 6, 2017 from 2pm to 8pm Canticle Farm, 1972 36th Ave, Oakland, CA. 94601
WEST BERKELEY SHELLMOUND CEREMONY 3PM September 8 @ 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM West Berkeley Shellmound The 2.2-acre project site, bounded by Fourth Street, University Avenue, the Union Pacific railroad tracks and Hearst Avenue, is part of the city landmarked West Berkeley Shellmound site. 1900 4th Street, Berkeley, CA
RUN4SALMON KICKOFF SHOW Friday, September 8, 7pm-11pm, at the Sausalito Seahorse Italian Seafood Restaurant. 305 Harbor Drive, Sausalito CA. 15$ admission.   This show kicks off the Run4salmon prayer run to  support the Winnemem Wintu tribe's efforts to bring the salmon home.  Join us in this movement, follow the tribe and join us on this journey as we continue to carry out our #Run4Salmon prayer (see ) to protect our waters, restore our salmon and revive our culture. Speaking: Chief Caleen Sisk (Spiritual Leader and Tribal Chief of the Winnemem Wintu Tribe)  Host:: Desirae Harp (Mishewal Wappo Diné MC & Activist), Live Music by: LoCura (Flamenco Reggae Fusion) & Rupa & the April Fishes (Third Culture Rebel Music)
CEREMONY – SOGOREA TE September 9 @ 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM.  A Ceremony to bless and pray for the Run 4 Salmon 300 mile journey.  This begins the main event.  Begins at 4:00 pm and ends when it ends.  There will be prayers, singing and dancing.
SOGOREA TE TO MARTINEZ TO RIVERVIEW PARK (2 DAYS) September 10 @ 9:00 AM - September 11 @ 7:00 PM.   Walkers will begin the Run4Salmon journey with a walk from Sogorea-Te to Riverview Park stopping in Martinez on day one and continuing on to Riverview Park, Pittsburg, CA – on the 11th – about 24 miles.
BOATERS FROM PITTSBURG, CA. TO DISCOVERY PARK, SACRAMENTO, CA. September 12 @ 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Boaters leave Pittsburg area to head up the Sacramento River to Discovery Park, Sacramento, CA. about 60 miles.  

Friday, Sept 8,  de Young Friday program: Free admission 5pm to 8:30pm  includes exhibition entry.  6 pm: Gallery Talk by Benjamin Pittman, Upper-Level Exhibition Galleries (Gallery 60). Benjamin Pittman is a direct descendant of Eruera Maihi Patuone and Tamati Waka Nene and a member of the Haerewa, the Auckland Art Gallery’s Māori Advisory Group. He will speak about his ancestors in front of their likenesses featured in The Māori Portraits: Gottfried Lindauer’s New Zealand.

Fri, Sept 8, 8 am - 5 pm.  IHC Community Circle, meet new friends for coffee, board games, cars, dominoes, movies, books, bingo and social. Every 2nd Friday of the month, CWO Sweetgrass Rm, 602 # Santa Clara St., San Jose, FMI: Jesse: 408-445-3400 x 2404.

Sept 9 2-5pm Saturday Reception: Kim Anno Exhibit: Annotations: Paintings and Photography, at the Patricia Sweetow Gallery 480 23rd Street Downtown Oakland,   Sept. 23 Anno Screening & Artists' talk  with Alla Efimova 7:30pm.  Show runs Sept 9-October 21. Hours Thurs-Saturday 12-6pm, 510 788-5860.

Saturday, Sept 9 at the De Young, SF
Exhibition: The Māori Portraits: Gottfried Lindauer’s New Zealand. included with general admission (under 17 free).
10 am – 3 pm, Family Art Table, Piazzoni Murals Room.  Create an artwork based on The Māori Portraits: Gottfried Lindauer’s New Zealand.
1:30-2:30 pm
Koret Auditorium, Curator Lecture by Nigel Borell : From Lindauer to Rinitana: A Bohemian artist in New Zealand

Nigel Borell is Curator, Maori Art, Auckland Art Gallery Toi O Tāmaki , and co-curator of the exhibition The Māori Portraits: Gottfried Lindauer’s New Zealand.
Gottfried Lindauer painted within a fascinating time of cultural change in Aotearoa New Zealand.  From 1874-1920 Lindauer's commissioned portraiture was simply unequalled in this country.  The prolific nature of his painting practice was remarkable and the sheer number of portraits that continue to surface from private collections today have prompted a timely revaluation of just how extensive his painting production may have actually been.  However some of the lesser-known features of his work are told through his extensive use of source photography and in the longstanding relationships he shared with both Maori and Pakeha clients.  An artist who could connect across a cultural divide.  This talk will discuss some of these intriguing elements that informed Lindauer's portraiture practice.
3 pm, Gallery Talk by Benjamin Pittman, Upper-Level Exhibition Galleries (Gallery 60).  Benjamin Pittman is a direct descendant of Eruera Maihi Patuone and Tamati Waka Nene. and a member of the Haerewa, the Auckland Art Gallery’s Māori Advisory Group. He will be speaking about his ancestors in front of their likenesses featured in The Māori Portraits: Gottfried Lindauer’s New Zealand.

Sept 9-10, Sat – Sun, 51st Annual Acorn Festival, Tuolumne Band of Mewuk Indians, Tuolumne Rancheia.  CA Traditional Dancers, Native arts/crafts, Handgame tournament, Intertribal Pow-wow, Deep Pit BBQ, NDN Tacos.  FMI: 209-928-5300.
Tuesday, September 12, 6pm - 8pm, Honoring Leonard Peltier on his 73rd Birthday, School of Arts & Culture, Mexican Heritage Plaza, 1700 Alum Rock Ave., San Jose,  Speakers and performers TBA.  FM:  Donna Wallach, (h) 408-557-8824, (cell) 408-569-6608, or via email

Thurs, Sept 14, 6-9 pm, Potluck dinner, drum & dance and Performance by 1491’ s- a collective of AI writers, filmmakers, visual and traditional artists, and advocates of language, culture and community.  IFH, 523 International Blvd, Oakland.  510-836-1955. Handicap accessible. (monthly calendar on website).

Sat, Sept 16, 10am-5pm, Urban Rez Reclaiming Traditions: workshops with Maggie Steele  (cultural values), Jessica Riddle (jewelry) and Washoe Tribe (elderberry dice game) and more.  Open to ages 12-25. IFH, 523 International Blvd, Oakland.  510-836-1955. Handicap accessible.  Cosponsor Washoe Tribe.

Sat, Sept 16, 6-9 pm, Native Performance Rapper Supaman, dinner/potluck. Performance.  IFH, 523 International Blvd, Oakland.  510-836-1955. Handicap accessible.  Cosponsor NAHC.

Fri, Sep 22, 7:30 pm.  Buffy St. Marie at the Bing Convert Hall at Stanford.  Ticket online $15-$65 plus fees:
Since her folksinging debut in the 1960s, Buffy Sainte-Marie, a Cree singer-songwriter born in Canada, has been an avatar of the international protest movement and a performer of the first order. She wrote “Til It’s Time for You to Go” and “The Universal Soldier," sang with Pete Seeger, Johnny Cash, and the Muppets, and aided Native Americans through her foundation. Fifty years on, her voice has lost none of its presence and power. 
Preshow Talk: 6:30 pm.  Chris Lorway and Steve Jordan, founder & Executive Director of the Polaris Music Prize.

Opens Sept 30 at the de Young:  Teotihuacan: City of Water, City of Fire exhibition. Based on recent archaeological findings, the exhibition will examine new discoveries from three main pyramids at the site of Teotihuacan, Mexico—the Sun Pyramid, the Moon Pyramid, and, at the center of the Ciudadela complex, the Feathered Serpent Pyramid and the recently discovered tunnel beneath it. Monumental and ceremonial objects from these buildings will be shown alongside mural paintings, ceramics, and stone sculptures from the city’s apartment compounds, demonstrating the city’s dominant ideologies and cosmological narratives.
Save the Dates:
Saturday, Oct 7, 7- 9 pm, 11th Annual Indian Health Center Comedy Jam, Campbell Community Center (Heritage Theatre), MC: Marc Yaffee, Comics: Alfred Robles, Joey Guila.  Tickets: $20
Saturday, Oct 14, 10 am – 6 pm, 25th Annual Berkeley Indigenous Peoples Day Pow Wow at the ML King Civic Center Park in Berkeley.  Intertribal, gourd & contest dancing, honor songs, and giveaways. Make or renew a friendship, enjoy Native foods & crafts, and share a wonderful day.  Big appreciation to the Berkeley City Council for allowing u to continue the tradition of holding the powwow at the Civic Center Park where activities have been dramaticallly curtailed in light of recent civil unrest and incidents.  FMI:  Indigenous Peoples Day Committee:, Vendor Info:
Exhibit, Aug 19- Nov 3 : Eh Kow Chet pem She is calling.  Solo Exhibit of paintings, graphics and weavings by Denise Davis at Maidu Museum & Historic Site, 1970 Johnson Ranch Road, Roseville, CA 95661, 916-774-5934,  Handicap accessible., On FB
Indigenous Art Gallery

Exhibit: September 9, – January 27, “Voice”  An exhibit highlighting the work of indigenous women artists.  Includes: Tiffany Adams, Shikil Shonna Alexander, Gemma Benton, Ashlee Bird, Jacky Calanchini, Marcella Ernest, Jean LaMarr, Judith Lowry, Meyo Marrufo, Melissa Melero-Moose, Ursa Nakai, Rachael Nez, Shanti Parks, Dixie Rogers, Devany Rain Royalty, Maureen Self, Shelby Self, Alicia Siu, Kathleen Smith, Monique Sonoquie and Hulleah Tsinhnahjinnie. Closing Reception: Saturday, January 20, 2018 from 6:30pm-8:30pm, Davis at Maidu Museum & Historic Site, 1970 Johnson Ranch Road, Roseville, CA 95661, 916-774-5934,  Handicap accessible., On FB

Monday, Zumba (6:30-7:30), Tuesday Yoga (6-7) and Thursday potluck, drum and dance (6-9)
at Intertribal Friendship House, 523 International Blvd, Oakland.

Tuesday, Dance & Drum Class ( 5:30 - 7:30), at the Roosevelt Community Center, 901 East Santa Clara Street, San Jose, host IHC’s Family Resource Center.

Wednesday, Bay Native Circle, 7-8 pm, on kpfa 94.1, With rotating hosts: Tony Gonzales, Eddie Madril, Janeen Antoine, and Vince Medina. 

Thursday, (6–8) Native Youth Empowerment Program, at IHC’s Family Resource Center, 25 North 14 Street, Suite 140, San Jose.

Friday, (8:30-9), radio show "Across Indian Land", streaming live on 94.1 fm,

Sunday,7pm, Monday, 8pm, Twice as Good performs in the G-Bar, Graton Resort & Casino in Rohnert Park.

2nd Wednesdays, 5-8 pm. Indigenous Roots Youth Cooking Class. Make traditional and cotemporary recipes with Indigenous ingredients.  Runs Sept 14-May 10.  NAHC sponsor, Location: IFH, 523 International Blvd, Oakland.  To sign up: 510-434-5330.

Women Veteran’s Meet Up, 1st Saturday of each month, 10am-12 pm, at the Peninsula Vet Center, 345 Middlefield Road, Bldg 1, Floor 1 in Menlo Park.