This will be our 23rd Annual Storytelling and Indigenous Gathering. This year’s event will be taking place – September 28th 2019 at 1PM. We will have a prayer Run from San Juan Bautista Mission to Indian Canyon (7-12). Costanoan Indian Research, Inc. is proud to present this Annual Storytelling Event. This annual gathering was started in an effort to build connections and to educate relocated American Indians and non-Native Californians of the rich cultures and histories of Native California. The Indian Canyon California Indian Storytelling Event is held in Indian Canyon, the only federally recognized “Indian Country” along costal Northern California between Sonoma and Santa Barbara. Additionally, Indian Canyon is the only land that has been continuously held by Ohlone People. Indian Canyon is under the stewardship of Ann-Marie Sayers, Tribal Chairwoman of Indian Canyon – Costanoan Ohlone People. Ms. Sayers has opened her great-grandfather’s trust allotment to all Indigenous people in need of land for ceremony. Currently, Indian Canyon hosts seven sweat lodges, a round-house area, an arbor and between 30 – 40 areas for individual prayer and ceremony. Additionally, Indian Canyon provides important research and exchange opportunities students across the Bay Area including San Francisco State University and DeAnza State’s American Indian Studies on Native California and ethno-botany as well as hosting numerous interns from UCLA, USCS, JFKU, among other educational facilities. Get tickets here >> Tickets through EVENTBRITE or Cash/Check at the Gate.
Activist, artist, educator – an Indigenous Generalized Specialist
I am Mutsun -Ohlone - California Native two spirit Woman. I am a creative artist ever inspired by nature and the natural world, Catalyst of decolonizing conversations. Contemp/Traditional Artist, Native Representative, Consultant, Advocate of Truth in History, Multimedia Artist, "Coyote", T.E.K educator, and much more - Let’s Talk
⫸CEO of Kanyon Konsulting
⫸Tribal Chairwoman of Indian Canyon Nation
⫸Founder of Indian Canyon Two-Spirit Society
⫸President and Co-Chair of Costanoan Indian Research
⫸Cultural Representative and Native Monitor for Indian Canyon Mutsun Band of Costanoan Ohlone People - costanoan.org