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Native Day the California Way

Published on: May 14, 2017


Celebrating roots is what Californians do best. In addition to Swedish and Greek festivals this week, Native Day on May 20, 2017 pays homage to the Alaska Native community at Fort Ross State Historic Park. See for full schedule.

Native Day Activities

  • Fort Ross Qayaq Race in traditional skin boats
  • Tlingit and Haida dancers
  • Alaskans from California to Alaska share stories and history
  • Walk through the Russian-era fur warehouse
  • Kashia Pomo selling tacos and fry bread desserts
  • Alaska Native games
  • Halibut hook crafting
  • Southern Wind Dancers inside Fort Compound

California Native Days

  • BANNING: Kewet Celebration May 28
  • BISHOP: Taatsawano Traditional Gathering May 27-29
  • RIVERSIDE UC Riverside Annual Tribal Powwow May 26-27
  • PINE GROVE: Chaw’se Day May 27-28
  • INYO: Taatsawano Traditional Gathering May 27-29
  • OROVILLE: Oroville Pow Wow May 27-28
  • MARYSVILLE: Yuba Sutter Honor Our Youth Pow Wow June 3-4
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