About 200 people representing California tribes, including Coast Miwok, Pomos, Salinan, Kumeyaay, and Hupa, will participate in the event.
The conference begins on October 13 at 1 p.m., with workshops, lectures, and exhibits being held in buildings throughout the Dominican campus in San Rafael. About a dozen vendors will display a variety of cultural treasures, including baskets and jewelry.
Parking is available in the lot at the intersection of Grand and Acacia avenues. On October 14, workshops begin at 9 a.m. with dinner served at 6 p.m. On October 15, the conference runs from 9 a.m. until noon.
Topics that will be addressed include: the continued development of Native American communities; preservation of language; community leadership issues; American Indian culture and art; historic maps; the protection of sacred sites; and land, tribes, and historic connections to community issues.
The public is welcome to attend the event. Early registration is $30. Onsite registration is $40. Meals are available for an additional fee. For more information, please call 415-897-4064 or visit http://www.dominican.edu/academics/artssciences/artshum/hum/cic.html.
Posted October 9, 2006