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The Sierra College Native American Club is pleased to announce the first Indigenous Peoples Celebration, Yomen Weda (Spring Feast). This multi-day event will take place in March at Sierra College's Rocklin campus, which is situated in the Nisenan tribal area of the Sierra Foothills. With the complete support of the college's administration, faculty, staff and students, we are inviting Native Peoples and the greater community to gather for an educational and uplifting celebration of the Spring Equinox and share in cultural arts, traditions and learn about issues facing native people today. Our hopes are many: to deepen understanding and appreciation of Native Peoples' ancestral heritage of the region, to gather, celebrate and foster greater awareness of cultural diversity, ultimately creating a bridge to connect Sierra College and the Native community it serves. We hope this event initiates a series of important new beginnings for the college and its Native American students.

We have scheduled this landmark event and celebration for March 19-22, 2014. This five-day event will include:

 

·       Demonstrations/celebrations of the art, beauty and diversity of California native people

·       Guest speakers and roundtable discussion

·       Film screenings, art exhibitions, poetry and prose readings

·       Tours of local museums

·       Hands-on cultural/art workshops

·       A Big Time with California dancers

·       Awards for individual and group participants/accomplishments

·       Recognition of the tremendous contributions by supporters


 The Native American Club's raffle goal is to raise $2000 for this celebration to cover transportation and housing costs for speakers, artists and dancers, as well as fees for food, equipment rentals, printing, and other outreach expenditures.     

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What You Could Win

  • Dry Winter necklace

    Made by award-winning jewelry designer and Chairwoman of the Sierra College Native American Club, Tiffany Adams (Maidu/Konkow/Chemehuevi), the Dry Winter necklace is made of 23 strands of dentalium, pine nuts, mother of pearl, and Czech glass with a hand-sewn black suede fastening. It is exquisite and one of a kind!