To honor and commemorate California’s Native Elders, the State Indian Museum, 2618 K St. in Sacramento will host the 37th annual “Gathering of Honored Elders” on-site at the museum on Saturday, June 7 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
During the special event, an annual celebration of the California Indian Heritage Center Foundation and the State Indian Museum, the California Indian community Elders — the keepers of the traditions — will be honored for their role in passing down the important history and culture of Native California people.
In addition to complimentary admission for the special day, a sponsored lunch will be provided to the tribal Elders and Indian tacos will be available for purchase by museum visitors.
Native American dancers, guest speakers, community service organizations, and arts and crafts vendors will also be on hand to enrich the experience. An official proclamation from the Governor’s office in celebration of the contributions of California’s Indian people will be presented.
The event will include door prize drawings of unique, Native-made arts and crafts donated by local Native artisans.
The Gathering of Honored Elders event is co-sponsored by California State Parks, California Indian Heritage Center Foundation, Buena Vista Rancheria, Hutuanape Foundation, Jackson Rancheria, Sacramento Native American Health Center, the United Auburn Indian Community and the Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation. The special “Gathering of Honored Elders” event hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and the museum is open until 5 p.m. that day.
For more information call 916-324-0971 or visit parks.ca.gov/indianmuseum.
The State Indian Museum State Indian Museum is operated by California State Parks and supported by the California Indian Heritage Foundation.