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UCD Events

Jun 15

NAS Gradution Celebration
@ Alumni Center, 6-8pm

Sep 24

UCD FALL Qtr begins

This e-news page is dedicated to publishing announcements for Native American and Indigenous events that are of interest to our membership. If you would like to post an event, please


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, June 14, 2018

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

Saturday, June 16,  6:30-8:30 PM: Closing Reception.  Feathers to the future: A California Continuum, contemporary works by Kai LaPena. Maidu Museum & Historic Site, 1970 Johnson Ranch Road, Roseville, CA 95661, 916-774-5934,,

Saturday & Sunday, June 16 (10AM-10PM) - June 17 (11AM-8PM) @ SOMArts Cultural Center [934 Brannan St. San Francisco, CA 94103UxI IV: Unite the Tribes is the fourth iteration of URBAN x INDIGENOUS’s annual festival. This year’s event seeks to re-commune, reconnect, and reorganize our urban indigenous family through a weekend of art, performance, panels, dialogue, and community bonding. Participating guest panelists & artists include: Kanyon CoyoteWoman Sayers-Roods, Jack Gray, Keith Secola, Erina Alejo, and many more! For more information visit & buy your tickets at 

Sunday, June 17, 2018, noon-3 pm, Free 21st Annual Native Contemporary Arts Festival in the Yerba Buena Gardens Esplanade, San Francisco, CA.  Yerba Buena Gardens Festivals (YBGF) and American Indian Contemporary Arts (AICA) are pleased to host this celebration of Native American arts and culture on Fathers’ Day.  A free family event, it includes performances by: L Frank - Opening Prayer Song, dancers Javier Stell-Fresquez & Daniel Arizmendi,  poet Kim Shuck,  the Winnama Ba-Kay Yachma Pomo Dancers,  All Nations Drum and Medicine Warriors dancers,  Blue Flute Man,  Dancing Earth dance troupe, hoop dancer Eddie Madril,  and singer guitarist Good Shield with flutist Mignon Geli.  The Festival is child friendly, and festival-goers are invited to bring a picnic to eat on the lawn, enjoy and interact with the exhibitors and native artists in making the various crafts with Kanyon Sayers-Rood, Celeste Aguilar, Ernesto Hernandez Olmos and Nizhoni Ellenwood.  Yerba Buena Gardens are located on Mission between 3rd and 4th Streets.  Please  no pets, smoking or alcohol.  FMI and a full schedule of Yerba Buena Garden’s free festival season: Thanks to the San Francisco Arts Commission and the Yerba Buena Gardens Festival for their support.

Monday, June 18 – San Francisco Giants Native American Heritage Night – Baseball Game
Game time 7:15 PM. versus the Florida Marlins. Ticket sales support Native American Youth Programs in the Bay Area.  Each person to buy a special ticket will receive a special Native American Heritage Gift. For ticket information contact Mary Trimble Norris or Anecita Hernandez

Tuesday, June 19 at 4 p.m. The Jewish Community Center of San Francisco (JCCSF) continues its popular daytime series The Salon with author Tommy Orange.   Born and raised in Oakland, Tommy Orange is the author of the highly anticipated debut novel “There There,” out June 5, 2018.  Interweaving the experiences of twelve people who gather in Oakland for a powwow, “There There” is a multi-generational story about violence and recovery, hope and loss.  Orange is an enrolled member of the Cheyenne and Arapaho tribes of Oklahoma and a graduate of the Institute of American Indian Arts, where he now teaches.  Tickets are $28 and may be purchased online at, by phone at 415.292.1233, or in person at 3200 California Street, San Francisco, CA 94118. The JCCSF is happy to offer a 50% off discount on tickets to BNC and BAIC audience and listeners. The code: KPFA50. Tickets include culinary delights from local purveyors.  Dedicated to presenting the best of today’s literary writers in an intimate setting, The Salon welcomes guests to hear best-selling authors read their work and answer questions.

Tuesday, June 26, 6-9 pm, “Leonard Peltier Day” in solidarity with SD Pine Ridge Tribal Council Resolution.  AIM West invites all to 2969 Mission St for support event with Mexica dancers, guest speakers, film, potluck, raffle.  FMI: AIM West 415-577-1492.

Tuesday 26th June, 6–8 pm,  Honoring Leonard Peltier on 43rd Anniversary of the Shootout at Oglala, at Willow Street Frank Bramhall Park on Britton Avenue side San Jose, CA.  Potluck. Please bring something to share. Speakers & Performers: Leticia Garcia Bradford poet,  Sergio Herrera - Mexicano poet,  Laxman Drivas - 500 Mile Runners,  Laurie Valdez - Justice for Josiah,  Latu Tapaatoutai - International Migrants Alliance,  Azteca dancers other speakers & performers TBA. Park is wheelchair friendly! FMI: Donna Wallach,, (h) 408-557-8824 or (cell) 408-569-6608. 

Til  Jun 15 Contemporary Prints: A Selection of Recent Gifts to the Museum Collections.  At the heart of the C.N. Gorman Museum. Collections are the works on paper. Through the generosity of artists, the museum has been honored to serve as a repository for several large print portfolios, as well as gifts by individual artists and collectors. The exhibition features a selection recently acquired works by:
Gina Adams, Norman Akers, Neal Ambrose-Smith, Kenojuak Ashevak, Marwin Begaye, Corwin Clairmont, Joe Feddersen, Fred Hogstrom, Linley B. Logan, Da-ka-xeen Mehner, Sue Pearson, Napatchie Pootoogook, Pudlo Pudlat, Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, Wendy Red Star, C.Maxx Stevens, Glory Tacheenie-Campoy, Marie Watt, Melanie Yazzie, Raymond Zada and current UCD Graduate Students. CN Gorman Museum, 1316 Hart Hall, UC Davis, One Shields Avenue, Davis.  Mon-Fri: 12-5, Sun 2-5.  Handicap accessible.  FMI: Veronica Passalacqua. 530.752-6567,  

Through Saturday, June 30, Exhibit: “Celebrating Native Community: 47 Years of the Stanford Powwow”,  Green Library Lobby,  Stanford University
Info: Josh Schneider <jschne@>, Dean Eyre <>

Saturday, July 21,10 am to 4 pm,  38th Annual Big Time Festival at Kule Loklo,  Pt Reyes National Seashore.  Please join us for this traditional Native American trade festival at Kule Loklo, a Coast Miwok Cultural Exhibit. Throughout the day demonstrators will exhibit their skills in basketry, flint knapping, clamshell bead making, and more. Learn more about the culture and traditions of the Coast Miwok and other local American Indians at a variety of informational booths. Traditional dancers from the Intertribal Pomo group and Pomo dance group will share dances and Vendors will sell a wide variety of crafts.
This event is great for the whole family and free of charge. Bring a picnic lunch and spend the day.  Please no dogs or alcoholic beverages.   if anyone is interested in being a Big Time vendor or demonstrator, they can contact Carlo for a permit application. FMI: Carlo Arreglo at 415-464-5146 or by email at
The trailhead for the 0.4-mile long trail leading to Kule Loklo is at the north end of the paved parking lot at the Bear Valley Visitor Center. For directions and a map to help you get to the Bear Valley Visitor Center, visit our Directions page. To help reduce traffic congestion in the paved parking lot adjacent to the Bear Valley Visitor Center, please park your vehicle(s) in the gravel parking lot on the left (east) side of the access road close to the Bear Valley Trailhead. Parking is free.

Save the Berkeley Shellmounds, a massive burial mound that grew with over 5,000 years of Ohlone settlement.  Please share with your networks and please Donate to the Shellmound Legal Defense Fund.  Go to for details on how to help.
From Corrina: "Please check out our BRAND NEW website for the West Berkeley Shellmound. I want to thank Cat for all of the hours of hard work and commitment to create this beautiful site. Also Thank you to the many hours of work, Chris Walker, and Toby McLeod to create the maps and blog. Thank you to all of you that were part of its creation that I have not mentioned."

Intertribal Friendship House "Raise the Roof Campaign," We are blessed to own our building in a time when so many nonprofits are homeless.  We need to repair the roof above our dining room and kitchen and we are asking for your support  to achieve our $20,000 fundraising goal of the “Raise the Roof Campaign.”  We appreciate your contribution no matter how small or large.  Donations can be made at Or by mailing a check to 523 International Blvd., Oakland, CA 94606.  Thank you.