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Sep 6, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
NCC Campus N12 (Multipurpose Center)
250 Sierra College Dr., Grass Valley, CA 95945
Mary Ann Kreska,, (530) 274-5353
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Honoring Our Past, Envisionion Our Future. A day filled with California indigenous culture and education with special focus on the Nisenan of Nevada City Rancheria

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The indigenous people of Nevada County, The Nisenan, and the Sierra College Nevada County Campus, along with the California Heritage Indigenous Research Project (CHIRP), and the Firehouse No. 1 Museum in Nevada City invite the public to the fifth annual Nisenan Heritage Day. It will be held on Saturday, September 6, in the Multipurpose Center-Building N12 at the Sierra College Nevada County Campus in Grass Valley.

The day will be filled with California Indigenous culture and education with special focus on the Nisenan of Nevada City Rancheria, which was known as “Campoodie” and located outside of Nevada City. This year’s theme is “Honoring Our Past, Envisioning Our Future.”  Meet the descendants of the original families of the Nevada City Rancheria, which was terminated in 1964, as they speak about their history and tell stories of survival. Enjoy the speakers, artisans, basket weavers, tribal dancers and more.

Native American academic and professional speakers will give individual presentations as well as panel style discussion about current events and topics of historical and cultural relevance.

Guests can enjoy performances by traditional dancers, some, direct descendants of Nisenan Chief, Louis Kelly, master basket weavers, respected native Californian artists displaying and selling their jewelry and art. Local authors will be on hand to discuss their books, and offer sales and signings.

This community event is appropriate for all ages. Parking is free. Lunch boxes from the Briarpatch Natural Foods Co-op will be available for purchase. For more information about the Nisenan, visit:

Sponsored by: Nisenan of Nevada City Rancheria, NCC, The Historic Firehouse No. 1 Museum, Sierra Streams Institute

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