Rocklin, Calif.- Sierra College’s Native American Club, the New Legacy Committee, the Sierra College Press and Heyday Books will cosponsor a five-day event: Indigenous Peoples Days during its Yomen Weda or Spring Equinox Festival at Sierra College on the Rocklin Campus.
The event is designed to explore and celebrate California’s indigenous peoples and to connect the campus and regional community with the richness and depth of American Indian culture in the Sierra Nevada region.
Native artists, dancers, healers, educators, tribal leaders and scholars will come to Rocklin to allow us to share in and celebrate the revitalization of local Native American cultures; a historic trend relevant in our region and around the world. Five days of lectures, films and events will culminate in a California-style Big Time, Saturday, March 21. The celebration will feature lectures and films by Native American specialists who will discuss health and wellness, recovery, acceptance, ethnobotany, art, literature, environmental issues, and much more.
Saturday’s, Big Time will include Native American dancing and singing, blessings and prayers, exhibits, demonstrations food and art – with an evening reception at the Maidu Museum and Historic Site in Roseville. Films and lectures are free and open to the public. California Native American literature and art will be available for review and purchase. Saturday’s Big Time will occur from 10AM-5PM on the Rocklin Campus Quad.
The Sierra College Rocklin Campus is located at 5000 Rocklin Road, Rocklin, CA 95677. There is a $3 parking fee on campus. Permits can be purchased at the dispensers located on the parking lots.