Photo: Yuki dancers from Round Valley Indian Tribes in Mendocino CA, courtesy of April McGill
The film screening and panel discussion will be focused on the San Francisco urban American Indian community. There will be a short film screening of three films that will focus on Ohlone visibility in the San Francisco Bay Area, highlight key moments like the Occupation of Alcatraz, and show how government termination and relocation policies brought American Indians from all over into the City.
Following will be a panel discussion with founders of and representatives from the American Indian Cultural District (AICD). The panel discussion will focus on how the current inter-tribal urban American Indian community in San Francisco sprouted from Yelamu, a thriving Ramaytush Ohlone landscape, cover key events and experiences that shaped the urban Indian community today, and show how the American Indian Cultural District is focused on celebrating and honoring American Indian culture, heritage and contributions for past, present and future generations.
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Curated by AICD, Kristal Çelik, Fay Darmawi, Ron Sundstrom
Peter Bratt Peruvian Film Director, AICD Board Member
Gregg Castro t’rowt’raahl Salinan/rumsien-ramaytush Ohlone Cultural Preservation Activist, AICD Board Member
April McGill Yuki, Wappo, Little Lake Pomo, Wailaki Executive Director American Indian Cultural Center, AICD Co-Founder and Board Member
Sharaya Souza (Moderator) Taos Pueblo/Ute/Kiowa Executive Director and Co-Founder, AICD
Mary Travis-Allen Mayagna, Chortega, Seneca Activist, AICD Board President
Betty Cooper grew up along Little Badger Creek on the Blackfeet Nation, in Northern Montana. Betty was nurtured…
In 2019, 50 years after Indian people occupied Alcatraz Island, a group of youth accompany original occupier, Robert Free, back to the “rock” to honor those who ignited the movement.
Describing the genocide of many California native peoples and the destruction of the natural environment as a result of the California Gold Rush.
The quest to preserve one’s culture and homeland in a society bent on erasing them.