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Landscape Is Homeland Festival

Ohlone Tule Boat Drawing
Landscape Is Homeland Festival

This Earth Day weekend, come together for a day of celebration and programming presented in partnership with the Association of Ramaytush Ohlone and the American Indian Cultural District. Join Indigenous artisans and community members as they share practices and stories that are deeply rooted in the California landscape. Enjoy panel conversations and film in the Kanbar Forum, and an all-day market featuring art and demonstrations on the Plaza. Come honor the Earth’s original care keepers and explore the complex bonds that Indigenous communities have with the land that gave birth to them.

Drawing by Linda Yamane.

Happening in Osher Gallery 1, Kanbar Forum

Gathering in the Changing Climate  

Panel conversation
1:00 p.m.

Ohlone People: Survivance to Thrivance

2:00 p.m.

Restoring Ecologies in the Greater Bay Area

Panel conversation
3:00 p.m.

Happening on the Plaza

Demonstrations, Art, and Market

10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Featured artists and presenters:

Julia Parker, Lucy Parker, and Family, Miwok/Paiute/Pomo/Yosemite and Coast Miwok
Four Generations of Basketry 

George Blake, Hupa/Karuk
Antler and Bone Carving

Carson Bates, Northern Sierra Mewuk
Working with Cordage, Hemp, and Dogbane

Jennifer Bates, Northern Sierra Mewuk 
Acorn Processing

Lois Conner-Bohna, Mono/Chukchansi
Mono Basket Weaving

Dyann Eckstein, Chukchansi
Soaproot Brushes

Meyo Marrufo, Eastern Pomo
Graphic Art and Relationship to Land 

Rico Miranda, Rumsen Ohlone
California Native Games Demonstration

Dixie Rogers, Karuk/Modoc
Karuk Basket Weaving

Jessie Rouse-Whipple, Illmawi Pit River/Hupa/Wintu
Bear Grass Demonstration

Amora Stevenot, Northern Sierra Mewuk
Acorn Processing

Linda Yamane, Rumsen Ohlone
Then and Now: Ohlone Materials Present and Past

For a preview of the Landscape Is Homeland Festival, join us at After Dark (ages 18+) on Thursday, April 20, from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m.

As a part of our ongoing work on climate change and connecting to landscape, the Exploratorium proudly presents Landscape Is Homeland, curated in partnership with Gregg Castro (t'rowt'raahl Salinan/rumsen and ramaytush Ohlone), Cultural Director of the Association of Ramaytush Ohlone, and Jennifer Bates (Northern Mewuk), California Indian Arts and Culture Festival Curator and basket weaver.

Presented in partnership with the Association of Ramaytush Ohlone and the American Indian Cultural District.

Gathering in the Changing Climate
1:00 p.m.
Kanbar Forum

Panel conversation