A day of Heritage: Fifth annual Nisenan Heritage Day | TheUnion.com

A day of Heritage: Fifth annual Nisenan Heritage Day

Carolyn Jones-Rogers, left, Roxy Peconom, and Diana Bracken grind acorns during last year's Nisenan Heritage Day.
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The indigenous people of Nevada County — the Nisenan — in partnership with Sierra College-Nevada County Campus, the California Heritage: Indigenous Research Project (CHIRP) and Firehouse No. 1 Museum hosted the fifth annual Nisenan Heritage Day this past Saturday. The program offered a unique opportunity to experience a taste of living history and a day of community building with cultural education. This year’s theme was “Honoring Our Past, Envisioning our Future.” Top, Carolyn Jones-Rogers, left, Roxy Peconom and Diana Bracken grind acorns during the event on the college’s campus. Above, Jim Potts displays handcrafted baskets.

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