Native People lived in California for thousands of years. They had no books, and indeed no written language. Yet complex stories were passed down from one generation to the next, skills were transmitted without instruction manuals, children were taught what they needed to know. The retention and transmission of knowledge, beliefs, and values are essential to the survival of a culture, too important to be left to chance. Malcolm Margolin will tell stories and give examples of how people kept knowledge and transmitted values in a world without books or schools.
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Native American Heritage Month
Wednesday, November 7th, 5:30pm Reel Injun: On the Trail of the Hollywood Indian/ 2010/ 93 minutes. Award-winning Cree filmmaker Neil Diamond does a deep dive into Hollywood’s portrayal of North American Natives during the last century.
Wednesday, November 14th at 6:30pm. Keeping Values and Sharing Stories with Malcolm Margolin. .Malcolm Margolin will tell stories and give examples of how Native People of California kept knowledge and transmitted values in a world without books or classrooms.
Join us for a new release, family movie on the first Friday of October, November and December!
Join Sewam American Indian Dance for a celebration of contemporary and traditional native dance and music. Founder Eddie Madrill, a member of the Pascua Yaqui tribe of Southern Arizona and Northern Sonora Mexico, will deliver a visually stunning performance and discuss the history of the dances and their social and spiritual significance. Please call 510-981-6280 or visit our website for more information.
Please join Malcolm Margolin and Vincent Medina as they explore the Chochenyo Ohlone food culture. Malcolm is the founder of Heyday Books and the author of The Ohlone Way: Indian life in the San Francisco-Monterey Bay Area. Vincent has launched a native foods catering business based on delicious recipes with venison, huckleberries, acorn, chia and other native foods. He will be bringing a sampling from his delicious menu!