2020 Native American Trade Feast POSTPONED
Out of an abundance of caution and concern, we are postponing our 2020 Trade Feast until the spring of 2021. A new date will be picked in the coming month. Too much planning and work goes into these events for us to gamble on this unknown. We don’t want anyone exposed to COVID-19 by any event we undertake, and we know everyone won’t be tested by then.
September 14, 2019
2019 NATIVE AMERICAN TRADE FEAST
We are so thankful for all who came to the 2019 Trade Feast. We know everyone simply had a great time and will include numerous pictures in coming months as confirmation. We have included a link to a great video of Eddie Madril (click on image below) courtesy of Erik Gordon Bainbridge.
Typically our events begin with our Trustee Robert Baguio performing traditional drumming and then smudging the venue and people with sage. This year was no different. Robert is Pomo, a citizen of the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria, and he beckons the ancestral spirits to join with the crowd and bless and cleanse in order to enjoy the festivities of the day. Thank you, Robert.
In the words of the near past Mayor of Novato, this year was an “incredible community event”. It was. We’re so thankful for all the assistance the City of Novato extended to the event from beginning to end. Miwok Park is one of its jewels, and we’re proudly located right in the center of it. Thanks, Novato, for co-sponsoring this event.
September 15, 2018
2018 NATIVE AMERICAN TRADE FEAST
The 2018 Trade Feast was a huge success. We had a better turn out that last year, and everyone had an amazing time. As with last year's Trade Feast, Elliot Karlan was onsite to capture the festivities. Check out more amazing images here!
Featured events at 2018's Trade Feast included Native American arts and crafts, Red Voices Intertribal Drum, Intertribal Pomo Dancers, Aztec Dancers, Hula Manu O’o, Unole All-Women's Drum Group, Miwok Songs and Stories, basketry demonstrations, regalia making, shell bead drilling, children activities, and tours of the Museum.
Over 500 participants enjoyed the 2017 Trade Feast, and we had an even better turnout in 2018.