Annual Ohlone Big Time Gathering

Ohlone-BIGTIME-FlierIt’s that time of the year again! The Ohlone Big Time Gathering! There will be dancers, food, cultural displays, talking circle, ceremonies, vendor booths, and more.

This Big Time Gathering is Special because it will be held in SAN FRANCISCO – the ancestral lands.

The Monday the 14th is the Indigenous People’s Day where there will be a sunrise ceremony on Alcatraz Island.

This is bound to be an exciting Big Time Gathering, so don’t miss out.




21st Annual Ohlone “Big Time” Gathering and Powwow Donation Time!

We are looking for donations for the 21st Annual Ohlone “Big Time” Gathering and Powwow of the Costanoan Rumsen Carmel Tribe. We are a non-profit 5013c, non-gaming, self-supporting California Tribe, which supports itself and the services it provides through fundraisers. All donations are tax deductible.

The Powwow is from April 26th, 27th, 28th at the Tony Cerda Park located at 400 West Grant Ave, Pomona CA.

Donations can be made in several ways:

Program Donations:

Make a Donation and get your name printed on the Contributors thank you Page:

  • $25 Category: (Orpeto Ismen) (Moon)
  • $50 Category: (Tura) (Earth)
  • $100 Category: (Ismen) (Sun)

Have an advertisement in the Powwow Program Book:

  • $500 = half a page in the Program Book
  • $1,000 = a full-page color spread inside the Program Book

Product Assistant Donations

  • Drinks such as water soda, etc., are gladly welcome. We will pick up your donations as long as we have the info – name, address, type of donation, and weight. Or you can drop them off at the tribal office c/o Chief Tony Cerda, who is a longtime resident of the Pomona Area.
  • Food Donations are also welcome – fresh and not expired or in cans/packaged sealed foods. Organic food is preferred in keeping with our healthy lifestyle.

Money goes to the C.R.C.T Tutoring Program –kindergarten -12th grade with Cal Poly Students, our Cultural Activities, Tribal Wellness, and our Veterans Program and the Razoo Campaign.

Our Razoo Campaign is to raise funds for the Tule Boat Revitalization Campaign for America’s Cup Race in San Francisco. We want to launch some of our Ohlone Tule Boats for the Opening Ceremony. See here:

Smaller and larger monetary donations are also accepted.

Checks can be made to the C.R.C.T or the Costanoan Rumsen Carmel tribe.

FMI: Irene Aguirre 909-634-4084. Please leave a message with your name and brief message regarding your donation for the Powwow.