3rd Annual California Indian Arts and Culture Festival (Berkeley)
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Ohlone Park , California | between Mc Gee and Grant Streets, Berkeley, California, 94704, United States
Submitted by the Event Organizer
This year’s festival, curated by Northern Sierra Mewuk Basketweaver Jennifer Bates, is a rare opportunity to meet and interact with highly skilled California Indian Artisans from across the state who will be demonstrating their traditional crafts including basketweaving, cordage and jewelry making, boat building, acorn cooking, storytelling, traditional games, and more.
10:30 AM – Official Welcome, Festival Opening
11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Festival
2:00 PM – Special dance performance by the Elem Pomo Dance Group
Ohlone Park (between Mc Gee and Grant Streets) Berkeley, California
(easy access from BART – North Berkeley Station and AC Transit Bus Line 51B and 88).
We are anticipating the participation of 12 artisan demonstrators, as well as an additional 10 or more artists who will be selling their hand made creations including baskets, jewelry, art works of all kinds, paintings, note cards, and more.
We are especially excited that this year’s festival will include demonstrations of three distinct types of traditional boat building – from three different parts of California featuring:
George Blake (Karuk) -Redwood Canoe
L. Frank Manriquez (Tongva/Ajachmen) – Ti’aat (Plank Canoe)
Linda Yamane (Rumsien Ohlone) – Tule Canoe
Featured artisan-demonstrators include:
Dixie Rogers (Karuk/Modoc) – Basketry
Carson Bates (Northern Sierra Mewuk) – Cordage Making
Lucy Parker (Miwok, Pomo, Coastal Miwok) – Twined Basketry
Cheriku Blake (Hupa) – Baby Cradle Basket Making
Anthony Steele (Pomo) – Making Beads from Clam Shell
Linda Yamane (Rumsien Ohlone) – Tule Boat Construction and Basketry
Eva Salazar (Kumeyaay) – Basketry
Kimberly Stevenot (Northern Sierra Mewuk) – Basketry
Rico Miranda (Ohlone) – Interactive Native Games (great for kids!)
Lois Conner-Bohna (Mono/Chukchansi) – Acorn Processing
George Blake (Hupa) – Redwood Canoe Construction
L Frank Manriquez (Tongva/Ajachmen) – Ti-aat (canoe construction)
Robert Geary (Pomo) and Elem Pomo Dance Group