Miwok Classes
The Miwok Archeological Preserve of Marin (MAPOM) sponsors classes in California Indian skills in the spring and fall at Pt. Reyes National Seashore, in western Marin County, California.  These classes are a great resource for Indians and non-Indians alike,  The setting is beautiful.  The drive is serene.  The instructors are helpful and knowledgable.  Sign up for a class now!!

Mutsun (Ohlone) Language Foundation
The Mutsun sponsor events throughout the year.  Look for the annual gathering and picnic-- it is fun for the whole family near the Los Banos Reservoir, with many traditional Ohlone games and activities.  And the work the Mutsun Language Foundation is doing to preserve and protect their language and culture is important for everyone in California.

Maidu Cultural Center
The City of Roseville has perhaps the best municipal relationship with its local indigenous population.  Not only do they have a large and beautiful regional park named in honor of the Maidu, they also support this wonderful interpretive center that has classes and events throughout the year.  And the setting is stunning-- ancient carvings in the rocks that surround the park and center.  Go now!!  It is an easy drive from SF, just past Sacramento.

California Indian Museum and Cultural Center
CIMCC has a wide range of activities at its new facility in Santa Rosa, including a lecture series and classes by important California Indian artists.  Its just an hour drive from SF, so it makes a nice weekend getaway.

Bay Area Indian Calendar
For postings on selected Bay Area events, check out this website list.

Native American Health Center
There are many health-related NAHC events, at both the Oakland and SF centers, and NACC frequently co-sponsors those with a cultural bent, such as therapeutic beading, weaving, and painting classes.

Stanford PowWow
One of the best Pow Wows on the west coast, this annual event is eagerly anticipated all year.  It is always the first weekend in May.  Student run.  Lots of booths.  Great dancing.  Nice setting.  Don't miss it!

Weekly Mini-PowWow Thursdays
Informal and fun get togethers for the community in Oakland.

Gathering of Nations PowWow Listings
Pow Wow events happening all over California (and North American) throughout the year.

Hälau Aloha Pumehana O Polynesia
South San Francisco Hawaiian halau with frequent performances and many fun classes.  NACC has co-sponsors their SF events and has a strong link to their traditional dance approach.

San Francisco Bay Area Hawaiian Events
There are many indigenous Hawaiian events happening throughout the year including luaus (yummmm) and performances. This site has an extensive list.

Hearst Museum of Anthropology:  Native American Exhibit
This UCBerkeley museum has frequent exhibit-related events.

California Academy of Sciences: Native California Earth-related events
In addition to the events in San Francisco that NACC frequently co-sponsors, CAS also has a wide variety of classes and excursions in the wider Bay Area.  Many of these are focused on animal, plant, or cultural resources important to California Indians.  Check out their extensive listings.

San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles 
A new exhibit is of interest to those interested in textiles:  TEEC NOS POS: A Navajo Tradition, June 15-August 15.

Bay Area Indigenous Cultural Events

There are many indigenous events happening year round throughout the Bay Area.  During the spring, we like to highlight some of these to encourage people to get out and explore Native California.  Click on the links below for some of our favorites.