Monday, October 10, 2022
Burbank Outdoor Stage Area, Santa Rosa Campus.
11:00 am -3:00 pm
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We remember and honor SRJC Alumni and Point Arena Pomo Singer, Dancer, and Teacher David Smith on this 2022 Indigenous Peoples' Day.
This day is dedicated to him.
Program of Activities
11:00 am - Opening Prayer - Elvida 'Hannah' Banuelos, Kashia Pomo Elder
11:05 am – Land Acknowledgement – Brijit Aleman, Hopland Band of Pomo
11:15 am – Welcome – President Dr. Frank Chong. Nadya Perez, President Intertribal Student Union. Mary Churchill, NAC. Sandy Sigala and Brenda Flyswithhawks, NAFSA
11:30 am – Intertribal Student Union – Nadya Perez, Raramuri Tribe of the Sierra Madre Highlands, Huichol, and Kumeyaay of the La Huerta Village
11:45 am – Food Sovereignty and Cultural Land Management Practices – Dr. Janet Hess, SSU and Dr. Erica Tom SRJC/SSU
12:15 pm – Settlers’ Apology Proclamation – Dr. Leny Strobel
12:30 pm – Danza Xantotl – Omar Gallardo
1:00 pm - Native Resistance Drum Group – Adam Villagomez
1:30 pm – SRJC Native American Studies Program – Lori Laiwa Thomas, Hopland Band of Pomo Indians, Coast Miwok of Tomales
2:00 pm – Elem Colony Dancers – Thomas Leon Brown
2:30 pm – Redbud Resource Group – Taylor Pennewell, Tyme Maidu, Berry Creek Rancheria and Rose Hammock, Pomo, Wailacki, Maidu
2:45 pm – SSU Student Outreach and Recruitment - Diego Morfin Contreras
3:00 pm – Closing Prayer – Dean Hoaglin, Coast Miwok, Pomo, Yuki, Wailaki
Sponsored by SRJC Native American Faculty and Staff Association; Inter-tribal Student Union, and Native American Center