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21 Images from the 2014 California Native American Day Celebration

Posted By Toyacoyah Brown October 8th, 2014 Last Updated on: October 22nd, 2014

Caleen addressing the audience

Caleen addressing the audience

On September 26, 2014, California celebrated its 47th Annual Native American Day. At its capitol in Sacramento, CA a rally was held with the theme “Water is Sacred”. Tribal leaders from across the state gathered along with performances from dancers and singers. Photographer Paula Schultz was at the event to capture the scene.

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Caleen Sisk-Franco (Winnemem Wintu leader)

Caleen Sisk-Franco (Winnemem Wintu leader)

Caleen addressing the audience

Caleen addressing the audience

Caleen and Lee Polanco Sr.

Caleen and Lee Polanco Sr.

Caleen and Lee Polanco Sr.

Caleen and Lee Polanco Sr.

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Host Drum~Blood River

Host Drum~Blood River

Honored Elders

Honored Elders

Heather Hostler, Chief Deputy to Governor’s Tribal Advisor; Anecita Agustinez, Tribal Policy Advisor, Department of Water Resources; Honorable Lynn Valbuena, Chairwoman, San Manuel Band, and Co-MC of event; Cynthia Gomez, Governor’s Tribal Advisor; Dennis Hendricks, Councilmember, Tuolumne Band of Me-Wuk Indians, and Co-MC of event

Heather Hostler, Chief Deputy to Governor’s Tribal Advisor; Anecita Agustinez, Tribal Policy Advisor, Department of Water Resources; Honorable Lynn Valbuena, Chairwoman, San Manuel Band, and Co-MC of event; Cynthia Gomez, Governor’s Tribal Advisor; Dennis Hendricks, Councilmember, Tuolumne Band of Me-Wuk Indians, and Co-MC of event

Dennis Hendricks, Councilmember, Tuolumne Band of Me-Wuk Indians, and Co-MC of event Honorable Lynn Valbuena, Chairwoman, San Manuel Band, and Co-MC of event

Dennis Hendricks, Councilmember, Tuolumne Band of Me-Wuk Indians, and Co-MC of event
Honorable Lynn Valbuena, Chairwoman, San Manuel Band, and Co-MC of event

Ms. American Beauty 2014, Leilani Tayaba, Shingle Springs Rancheria of Miwok Indians.

Ms. American Beauty 2014, Leilani Tayaba, Shingle Springs Rancheria of Miwok Indians.

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Pala Dancers

Pala Dancers

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Walan-Amana Group: Travis Lang, Austin Arista, Good Shield Aguilar, Minyon Gelli

Walan-Amana Group: Travis Lang, Austin Arista, Good Shield Aguilar, Minyon Gelli

Susan Jim (Hoopa)

Susan Jim (Hoopa)

Pomo Dancers

Shingle Springs Miwok

Pomo Dancers

Shingle Springs Miwok

It looks like a great event. Hopefully leaders can come together and make water conservation in drought-stricken California a top priority! Thank you for sharing Paula!


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About Toyacoyah Brown

Toyacoyah Brown is an enrolled member of the Comanche Nation, currently living in Chicago. She received her B.A. in Journalism from the University of Oklahoma and an M.A. in Media Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. When she's not scouring the Internet for fun things to share with PowWows.com readers you can find her digging for vinyl in her local record store or curling up with a good book.



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