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California Native Homeland Festival

Hosted by Emma Greenbaum & SF Climate Week
Past Event
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California Native Homeland Festival

Join us for a celebration of art, culture, and connection to the land and water on April 27, 2024.

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*Please note that for talks, seating is first come first served*

As a part of our ongoing inquiry into the interaction between science, culture, and art, the Exploratorium invites you to a day of celebration and programming in partnership with the Association of Ramaytush Ohlone and American Indian Cultural District. 

The celebration will be a sharing of Indigenous artistic and cultural practices that come from deep traditions knowing and living with the California landscape. This year, we will welcome several new artists, and feature traditional boats on the Plaza as well as opportunities to learn from boatmakers about their connection to the land and water.

This festival is curated in partnership with Gregg Castro (Ramaytush Ohlone, T’rowt’raahl Salinan, Rumsen), Cultural Director for the Association of Ramaytush Ohlone, and Jennifer Bates (Northern Sierra Mewuk), Cultural Festival Curator and Basketweaver.

Demonstrations and Market

10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.


With Carson Bates, George Blake, Lois Conner-Bohna,Dyann Eckstein, L. Frank Manriquez, Meyo Marrufo, Rico Miranda, Julia & Lucy Parker, Dixie Rogers, Anthony Steele, Amora Stevenot, and Redbird (Ed) Willie

Talks in the Kanbar Forum

2:00 p.m. Water is Homeland: Traditional Boat Making

With L. Frank Manriquez, George and Sa-gep Blake, Redbird (Ed Willie)

3:00 p.m. Gathering in the Changing Climate, Revisited

With Jennifer Bates, Julia and Lucy Parker, Lois Conner-Bohna, Dixie Rogers

4:00 p.m. Two-Eyed Seeing and Indigenous Science

With Gregg Castro

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