Rocklin, Calif.- Sierra College’s Native American Club, the New Legacy Committee, the Sierra College Press and Heyday Books will cosponsor a four-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 Indian culture in the Sierra Nevada and region.
Four days of lectures, films and events will culminate in a California-style Big Time, Saturday, March 22. 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. Demonstrations will include tool, implement and musical instrument making and regalia design.
California Native American literature and art will be available for review and purchase. 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. 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.
Sierra College serves 3200 square miles of Northern CA with campuses in Roseville, Rocklin, Grass Valley, and Truckee. With approximately 125 degree and certificate programs, Sierra College is ranked first in Northern California (Sacramento north) for transfers to four year Universities, offers career/technical training, and classes for upgrading job skills. Sierra graduates can be found in businesses and industries throughout the region.