Native American Gathering

Experience the rich Native American cultures and traditions through music, food, dance, historical exhibition, and free Native craft-making at the Third Annual Native American Gathering. Last year's gathering attracted approximately 1,000 visitors.

Native American Gathering

Saturday, November 4, 2017
10:00am — 7:00pm
University Center

The Gathering is free and open to the public.

Attendees experience the rich Native American cultures and traditions through music, food, dance, historical exhibition, and free Native craft-making. Seating will be limited for the craft-making classes.

Schedule

10:00 A.M. - Open to Public

11:00 A.M. - Presentations from Cities

11:30 A.M. - Gourd Dancing

12:00 P.M. - Grand Entry

1:00 P.M. - 4:30 P.M. - Contest Dancing

4:30 P.M. - 5:30 P.M. - Dinner Break

5:30 P.M. - 7:00 P.M. - Contest Dancing

Free Arts Workshops

11:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.

  • Room 114 – Abalone Necklace Making, Louise Miranda Ramirez
  • Room 115 – Cedar Headband Weaving, David Bodaly
  • Room 116 – Basketweaving, Bonnie Lockhart & Makena Silva

1:00 P.M. - 2:00 P.M.

  • Room 115 – Gourd Art, North Fork Rancheria Tribal TANF

1:00 P.M. - 2:30 P.M.

  • Room 114 – Documentary film “The Legacy of the Grandfather Flute” and Presentation on the Sacred Mayan Comadronas in the Highlands of Guatamala, Dennis Johnson

3:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M.

  • Room 114 – Abalone Necklace Making, Louise Miranda Ramirez
  • Room 115 – Cedar Headband Weaving, David Bodaly
  • Room 116 – Basketweaving, Bonnie Lockhart & Makena Silva

4:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.

  • Room 115 – Dream Catcher, North Fork Rancheria Tribal TANF

Transportation & Parking

Monterey-Salinas Transit bus service is available to the campus or an all-day parking pass can be purchased online for $4.00 via Parking Services.

Vendors

If you would like to be considered for the next Gathering, please complete the online request form. Thank you for your interest in being a vendor at the Native American Gathering at CSUMB!

Volunteer

If you have any questions about being a volunteer at the Gathering, please contact Browning Neddeau at nac@csumb.edu. Thank you for your interest in being a volunteer at the Native American Gathering at CSUMB!

Alcohol and drugs are strictly prohibited at the gathering.

Photo credit: Randy Tunnell