UCD Annual Events

Fall Welcome

Native American Cultural Days

Annual Powwow (April)

NAS Graduation

The Native American Faculty & Staff Association sponsors events and activities that are of interest to members including Native American Cultural Days, member art workshops, and speaking engagements.

For inquiries and suggestions of NAFSA events, please contact Veronica Passalacqua at the C.N. Gorman Museum, 1316 Hart Hall or via email:

For grant support of campus events please submit a grant application form at least 3 weeks prior to your event date.

Recent NAFSA sponsored events include:

  • Native American Cultural Days
  • Native American Studies Graduate Student Symposium
  • Annual UCD Powwow
  • UCD Picnic Day
  • Artist Talks
  • Artist Workshops

Annual Regional Events

Storytelling Festival, Indian Canyon, Hollister, Kanyon.
Kule Loklo Big Time, Point Reyes National Seashore.
ITC Pow-Wow, Vallejo,  Midge, 707.226-1234, cancelled this year.
Gathering of the Lodges, Oakland,

Association of American Indian Physicians Annual Meeting & National Health Conference 
   Powwow, Hyatt Regency, 5101 Great American Parkway, Santa Clara.  405.946-7072.
Friendship House NDN Market/Powwow, SF,
Annual Stockton Powwow.

MWAN Powwow, Clinton Square Park, Oakland,  Gilbert Blacksmith.
Tuolumne Acorn Festival, Tuolumne, Jennifer Bates.
ICHSCH Comedy Jam, San Jose,
Am Ind Heritage Celeb/Big Time/Powwow/Market, San Jose,
California American Indian Day.

IPD Pow Wow/Market, Berkeley,
Annual California Indian Conference.
Ohlone Gathering, Coyote Hills, Fremont,
IPD Sunrise Ceremony, Alacatraz Island, Rochelle Diver.
Annual Comedy Jam, Reception and Show, Campbell Community Center, 1 W. Campbell Avenue, Campbell.  

American Indian Film Festival, SF,
AIFF Awards Night, SF,
DQU Veteran's Day Pow Wow
Native American Culture Day, Oakland Library,
Honoring Sobriety Powwow, San Jose.
AIM National Conference.
IITC/AICA Sunrise Ceremony, Alcatraz Island, Rochelle Diver.
Craft Fair, Maidu Museum, Roseville, Mike Webb.

AICRC Powwow, Laney College, Oak, Mary Trimble Norris.

MWAN B-Day Party, IFH, Oakland, Gilbert Blacksmith.  Cancelled

BAIITS Annual Powwow.
Marysville Winter PowWow,

NAHC Running is My High, Oakland,

UC Davis Annual Powwow, Quad
UC Davis Picnic Day
Annual Skins Powwow, SFSU Annex,
Sacramento City College Powwow
Sofia Yohema Gathering, Lake Merced,
CA Indian Market, San Juan Bautista,

UCB Powwow, Berkeley, vendors:
Stanford Powwow,
Pit River "Big Time" Powwow.
Bloody Island Memorial, Clayton Duncan, Doug Duncan
CA Indian Market, Tuolumne, Jennifer Bates, 209.928-9378.
Annual Oroville Powwow,

Yuba-Sutter Pow Wow, Beckwourth Riverfront Park, Marysville.
Gathering of Honored Elders, Sacramento.
Native Contemp Arts Festival, Red, Right and Blues, Yerba Buena Gardens, SF, Janeen Antoine.
AI Heritage Night at Giants AT&T Park, w Texas Rangers.
Richmond Powwow, Site tbd not at Nichols Park, Courtney Cummings.
NDN Gathering Market, Santa Cruz.