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Nisenan to celebrate past, future with community

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Nisenan woman at the Nevada City Rancheria, circa 1907.
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The indigenous people of Nevada County – the Nisenan – in partnership with Sierra College-Nevada County Campus, and the California Heritage: Indigenous Research Project, invites the public to attend their fifth annual Nisenan Heritage Day which will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Nevada County Campus of Sierra College, located at 250 Sierra College Drive, in Grass Valley.

Nisenan Heritage Day presents a unique opportunity to experience a taste of living history, and a day of community building with cultural education as the Nisenan, CHIRP, and Sierra College celebrate this year’s theme: “Honoring Our Past Envisioning our Future.” The event will take place in the Multipurpose Center, Building N12, and will host California Native American artisans, speakers, Traditional Dancers, and more.

“We have a wonderful lineup of educational speakers again this year,” said Shelly Covert, Tribal Secretary of the Nevada City Rancheria, “A smattering of some of the best out there within the Native community such as Dugan Aguilar, Judith Lowry, Dr. Sheri Tatsch, Heyday Books with special guest Malcolm Margolin, Leanne Hinton an emerita professor of linguistics at the University of California at Berkeley, Advocates for Indigenous California Language Survival, and members of the Nevada City Rancheria Tribal Council will be talking about the history of the Nisenan, the Nevada City Rancheria, the Nisenan cultural revitalization happening now, and their vision for the future of the Nisenan people.”

‘Top notch’ Native Artisans and Basket Weavers have been personally invited to showcase their original creations. The 2014 Nisenan Heritage Day T-shirt, with a fresh new logo designed by Judith Lowry, will also be available. Nisenan Heritage Day is a family friendly event. Admission and parking are free. Food and drinks will be for sale on site courtesy of BriarPatch Co-op. Visit http://www.nevadacityrancheria.org for more information.

For more information, go to http://www.nevadacityrancheria.org.


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