It’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.
3 Months Left to make Your Donation for the Ohlone Tule Boat Revitalization Project!!
Support the Ohlone in making traditional Ohlone tule boats for a ceremonial boat launch in San Francisco Bay and Monterey CA. These boats will be part of the festivities surrounding the historic 34th America’s Cup Race in 2013.
We have uploaded a profile and video on Razoo: http://www.razoo.com/story/Ohlonetuleboatfundraiser#.UMFFsbutoLk.facebook
You can probably get a tax deduction too! 🙂
In 2013, the America’s Cup Race is scheduled to take place in Monterey and San Fransisco, an big event that draws hundreds of people, from all across the United States and International countries too. Groups as far away as New Zealand will be coming.
We have been invited to be part of the festivities surrounding the Cup Race and we want to launch a few of our traditional Ohlone Tule Boats. However, making the Tule Boats take some time and effort, so we have started a Razoo campaign to raise funds and awareness. Razoo is a website where people can make online donations or fundraise for an event/charity, with a focus on non-profits and individuals.
We have set up a Razoo Campaign and invite everyone to come see it, and spread the word! We have a video about the Tule Boat Project, featuring two of our tribal members. The campaign goes until April 2013, just in time to start preparations for the Cup Race.
Link to razoo Campaign and Video: http://www.razoo.com/story/Tule-Boat-Launch-And-Ceremony-2013?fb_ref=pPTRXNn6l&referral_code=share
This Tule Boat Revitalization Project is important to us, as it will continue to raise awareness of the Costanoan Rumsen Carmel people, California Indian tribes, and provide future generations a sense of belonging, of pride, of culture. Please take the time to support our Ohlone Tule Boat Revitalization Project!
Here are some more photos of the Bear Dance in the Presidio, San Fransisco.
On November 11th, San Francisco will be hosting its annual Veterans Day Parade with a special salute to Iraqi/Afghanistan Veterans. The parade starts at 11am at the corner of Market and and Second.
We will be there with our Veterans and other tribal members. Afterwards, we will hold a talking circle at the War Memorial that afternoon.
(We’re always going from one place to another. So busy!) 🙂
Aho Ca Ukos, Next weekend will be at the Presidio in San Francisco on Saturday Oct.6 at 6:00 PM. Then on Sunday Oct. 7th At the Gathering of Ohlone People at Coyote Hills, Fremont CA. And Monday Oct 8 at 6:00 AM for Indigenous Day at Alcatraz! Call me! Shururu, Tony