Activist musical group plays at benefit for Navajo families |

Activist musical group plays at benefit for Navajo families

Clan Dyken, a musical activist group, comes to Nevada City yet again to play its self-styled brand of world rebel music in a money-raising effort at Seaman Lodge. The cause is the 16th annual Big Mountain Thanksgiving Food and Supply Run.

The Food and Supply run directly benefits the Dineh (Navajo) families of Northern Arizona, who are resisting forced relocation. Clan Dyken and friends bring organic food, firewood and dog food to mostly traditional elders and families.

A salmon (wild caught) dinner (or tofu) begins at 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, with an opening prayer by Don Ryberg, Tsi Akim Maidu Tribal Council Leader.

The 6-11 p.m. part will be emceed by Skip Allen Smith and Michael Ben Ortiz, featured artists of the event along with Clan Dyken. The eclectic music just won’t quit as the Feather River Singers, an all native women’s drum group; Root Down One; and Venus, Starlight and Laughter keep it going.

A silent auction and raffle is included, to be called at 10 p.m.. This is a dessert potluck, so bring something wonderful.

Admission is $10 at the door (although no one will be turned away); dinner is $7. Seaman Lodge is located on Nimrod Street at Pioneer Park, Nevada City.

Call Darlene at 265-8561 for more information.

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