The Indigenous People's Day: Ohlone Rumsen tribe will be in the Bay Area

Rumsen Ohlone Indigenous People’s Day Events:

Oct 6th: Costanoan Rumsen Carmel Tribe of Ohlone will hold a healing ceremony at the Rob Hill Campground: Feather dances began at 6pm., healing ceremony at 7:30

The Humaya Dancers at Rob Hill Campground Firepit

The Humaya Dancers at Rob Hill Campground Firepit

Oct. 7th Feather dances at Coyote Hills Campground Fremont, large gathering of Ohlone, many presenters, 10am-4:30pm

Oct 8th Ohlone dancers at Indigenous Peoples Day Sunrise ceremony, Alcatraz Island, join the red power dances.

Tony Cerda with Humaya singers and dancersdeedee and hopi

Testing the waters with the freshly made Tule Boat.

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Boat made by Dianna A. & myself  “A.” & another helper.

Pics. By:  Melissa K. Nelson

This weekend was such an enlightening experience working with Dianna Almendariz(The Tule Lady)

Glad it was not as hot as the day before-103 degrees

Glad it was not as hot as the day before-103 degrees

Cools down the body temp when it is wet before wearing.

Cools down the body temp when it is wet before wearing.

Makin The Tule Boat

It was a great honor to finally get to meet Dianna Almendarizys and Ooti -  Patwin relations, and together help make this boat.

There are many details which make the sacred Tule a traditional food, clothing, shelter and travel-way of getting around the water ways of central and southern California a viable sustainable resource.Making of Coastanoan Tule BoatDianna A. demonstrating how it takes shape from the front end first.

ABC7 Assignment 7 Sees the Ohlone Coming

Click to Watch Video

Click to Watch Video on ABC7 website

Years later, Ohlone Indians return home to Bay Area

“The Ohlone Return” to SF Continues at Ethnic Dance Festival

Ohlone Return EDF Brochure 2011 Page2

33rd San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival
June 3; 11 & 12; 18 & 19; 24, 25 & 26; and July 1, 2 & 3

New Programs, Events & Locations

  • 50 Companies, 750 World Dance & Music Artists, 15 World Premieres
  • Special Events Mark Return of Native Ohlone Peoples to SF
  • Five Weekends of Events in San Francisco & Berkeley
  • New Participatory Events

San Francisco, CA, March 3, 2011 —Building on its past success as the most extensive and highly regarded festival of its kind, and responding to both dance community and public demand, the San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival is excited to offer new performances, events and venues for the 33rd season, scheduled in San Francisco and, for the first time, in Berkeley from June 3-July 3, 2011. The 2011 Festival will feature a record 50 different companies representing 30 traditions from five continents, including 15 world premieres. The expansion reflects the Festival’s trajectory and the growth of world dance and music in Northern California, and offers new participatory events designed to give the public opportunities to do much more than observe the rich variety of ethnic dance on stage. For more information, visit www.sfethnicdancefestival.org. [EDITOR NOTE: Complete main stage and participatory programs, artists, dates and venues may be found in the attachment at the end of this release.]

Honoring its mission of taking an active role in helping to keep cultural traditions alive via dance and music, the Festival is particularly pleased to partner with the Ohlone Profiles Project (www.ohloneprofiles.org) to present the most in-depth and sustained Ohlone Native American presence in San Francisco in more than 200 years.

“Return of the Ohlone” Celebrations―June 3 & June 18

The 2011 Festival kicks off with a special opening ceremony and performance BigTimeGatheringFriday, June 3, at Noon at San Francisco City Hall honoring the Costanoan Rumsen Ohlone Tribe and featuring tribal song and dance, and the presentation of the Festival’s annual Malonga Casquelourde Lifetime Achievement Award to Tribal Chief Tony Cerda. Beginning in 1776 with the Europeans’ building of Mission Dolores, Ohlone populations were decimated and scattered, giving rise to the notion that the Ohlone peoples did not survive this genocide and displacement. Many 2011 Festival and Ohlone Profiles Project events will bring Ohlone tribal members back to San Francisco to share their ongoing culture in their homeland.

In addition to the June 3 kick-off event, the Festival will present an historic California Indian Big Time Gathering on Saturday, June 18, from Noon to 11 pm throughout Yerba Buena Gardens and Forum (map) featuring hundreds of California tribal members in dance, music and other cultural presentations, as well as participatory opportunities for the public throughout the day. Participating tribes include Elem Indian Colony Tribe, Pit River Maidu Tribe, Shingle Springs Miwok Tribe, Stewarts Point Kashaya Band of Pomo and Manchester Pomo Tribe.

New this year will be Participatory Events at YBCA Forum and Yerba Buena Gardens Festival, designed to bring the public into the action for the first time in the Festival’s 33-year history. At each of the four Forum performances, companies representing different world dance and music traditions will give a short performance, followed by an invitation for audiences to join them on the dance floor for a “feet-on” experience.

Friday, June 3, at 12 pm ― San Francisco City Hall Rotunda

Opening Ceremony featuring Rumsen Ohlone Tribe, presentation of Lifetime Achievement Award and Native American Tribal Song and Dance

June 18 & 19—San Francisco

Saturday, June 18

NOON – 3:30pm in The Forum (300 seat auditorium)

3-11 pm – Tables, information, artifacts, cultural presentations, with FOOD Yerba Buena Center Gardens (map)

8:30pm – Ceremony begins outside, indoor activities close down

PARTICIPATORY PROGRAM: “California Indian Big Time Gathering”― A day honoring the Ohlone, including performances, rituals, ceremonies and craft presentations hosted by the Costanoan Rumsen Ohlone Tribe. Native American Tribal Song and Dance performances by Elem Indian Colony Tribe, Pit River Maidu Tribe, Shingle Springs Miwok Tribe, Stewarts Point Kashaya Band of Pomo, and Manchester Pomo Tribe.

Sunday, July 1st, 2nd, and 3, at 8 pm ― YBCA Novellus Theater

Ohlone Tribal Dance (Native American), Rara Tou Limen (Haitian), Caminos Flamencos (Spanish), Yang Yang Dance (Chinese), Halau o Keikiali`I (Hawaiian), De Rompe y Raja Cultural Association (Afro-Peruvian), Charya Burt Cambodian Dance (Cambodian), Chinyakare Ensemble (Zimbabwean), Bal Anat (Egyptian), Compañia Mazatlán Bellas Artes (Mexican)

Nov. 7 Ohlone Join Veterans in March

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They’re Both Coming Home!

Join us Sunday, November 7th

as San Francisco celebrates Veterans Day.

The Ohlone Tribe returns to San Francisco to join the Veterans for Peace Contingent in the Veterans Day Parade.

The Parade staging area: on Howard St. near 3rd St at 10:30am.

The Parade starts: 11:00am and ends at Civic Center around 1:00pm.

After the parade everyone is requested to join us for ceremony at 1:30pm at the Memorial Grove, the grassy area between the Opera House and the Veterans Bldg. This year, Chief Tony Cerda presents the Congress of American Indians’ “Warriors Medal of Valor” to the American Legion Posts in San Francisco from the Ohlone Nation.

A wreath in the shape of that medal will be placed on the octagon and a ceremony of dance, songs and prayers will bring us together. The Veterans and the Ohlone are returning home to a sacred site.

San Francisco is an Ohlone place of origin and the Memorial Grove is the site where soil from the Battlefields of World Wars I, II and Vietnam are buried. This is the first year of a four-year ceremony to celebrate their homecoming.  We hope the Kiowa Gourd Clan will join us with their prayers and ceremony for the Warriors.

The SF Arts Commission has chosen an artist to design a memorial for the site with a ribbon cutting ceremony planned for 2013. We are supporting the Ohlone tribe to return for the next 4 years to conduct this ceremony for the Veterans. Joining us will be the Family of Reuben Paul Santos, for their 1st year memorial ceremony as they cope with his loss, after he took his life six years after returning from Iraq.

The Cherokee Society of the Greater Bay Area and the Black Native Americans Association will provide a Pot Luck food sharing after the ceremony in the Veterans Building Rm 223 on the 2nd floor north side of the Building.

CONTACT: 415-335-5257


POST UPDATE: Photos from the Event, by Catherine Herrera from her Galleries. Read her report, also.

Photos by Catherine Herrera - http://catherineherrera.photoshelter.com/gallery-list

Photos by Catherine Herrera - http://catherineherrera.photoshelter.com/gallery-list

Join us Sunday, November 7th as San Francisco celebrates Veterans Day. The Ohlone Tribe returns to San Francisco to join the Veterans for Peace Contingent in the Veterans Day Parade.
The Parade staging area: on Howard St. near 3rd St at 10:30am. The Parade starts: 11:00am and ends at Civic Center around 1:00pm. After the parade everyone is requested to join us for ceremony at 1:30pm at the Memorial Grove, the grassy area between the Opera House and the Veterans Bldg. This year, Chief Tony Cerda presents the Congress of American Indians’ “Warriors Medal of Valor” to the American Legion Posts in San Francisco from the Ohlone Nation.
A wreath in the shape of that medal will be placed on the octagon and a ceremony of dance, songs and prayers will bring us together. The Veterans and the Ohlone are returning home to a sacred site.
San Francisco is an Ohlone place of origin and the Memorial Grove is the site where soil from the Battlefields of World Wars I, II and Vietnam are buried. This is the first year of a four-year ceremony to celebrate their homecoming.  We hope the Kiowa Gourd Clan will join us with their prayers and ceremony for the Warriors.
The SF Arts Commission has chosen an artist to design a memorial for the site with a ribbon cutting ceremony planned for 2013. We are supporting the Ohlone tribe to return for the next 4 years to conduct this ceremony for the Veterans. Joining us will be the Family of Reuben Paul Santos, for their 1st year memorial ceremony as they cope with his loss, after he took his life six years after returning from Iraq.
The Cherokee Society of the Greater Bay Area and the Black Native Americans Association will provide a Pot Luck food sharing after the ceremony in the Veterans Building Rm 223 on the 2nd floor north side of the Building.
CONTACT: 415-335-5257

30-minute Video Released – Ohlone inclusion in San Francisco development

The Ohlone Return: Inclusion in SF and Yosemite Slough by The Ohlone Profiles Project.

30-minute document of an Ohlone Sunrise Healing ceremony for Yosemite Slough on the day that the SF Board of Supervisors voted on Hunters Point Redevelopment and Ohlone inclusion. Public testimony in front of the Board of SF Supervisors. Video production by pollinatethis!

Ohlone Indian Heritage Site Preserved for Viewing

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YouTube Video- Ohlone Indian Heritage display with demonstration areas, photos, drawings, and descriptions located just north of Hwy 152 on Watsonville Road which goes between Watsonville and Morgan Hill, CA.

Reviving the Ohlone Language

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YouTube Video- Linda Yamane is bringing back the language of the Ohlone. Video by Laird Harrison, found on Smithsonianmag.com

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/people-places/american-indian-heritage.html