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Indigenous Peoples Days Runs Through Monday

A local event to celebrate native history and culture has grown into a five-day festival. The 20th annual Indigenous Peoples Days gets underway today and runs through Monday, hosted by the Tsi Akim Maidu Tribe. Program Coordinator Anni McCann says most of the festival will be in Yuba County along the Yuba River, at a place the Maidu called Kulu, and we know as Sycamore Ranch park in Browns Valley…

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The event was originally founded as a protest to Columbus Day. There is an opening night event in downtown Nevada City Friday night, and will feature several local dignitaries. The event features lectures, programs, kids activities, food, and music. Saturday’s events begin at 7am, with one of ther highlights later in the day–the ‘Calling Back the Salmon’ ceremony…

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A pot luck feast follows. The festival is free, and runs through Monday. Native American leader and activist Dennis Banks was scheduled to be one of the featured speakers, but McCann says he had to cancel due to health issues.


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