Cal State San Bernardino and the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians invite the university and surrounding community to celebrate California Indian culture, heritage and family during California Native American Day Friday, Sept. 23, from 6 to 9 p.m., next to CSUSB’s Santos Manuel Student Union East. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets.
The free event will offer Cahuilla birdsongs and dancing, as well as Miwok and Yurok singing and dancing. Attendees will learn about Native American music, art and food of the Native peoples in this region.
According to the California Native American Day website, the day is a time to celebrate and learn more about the distinctive cultures of the Native American people who are indigenous to California. It is a holiday celebrating Native American heritage and the triumphs and struggles of Indigenous People.
“The goal of California Native American Day is to promote awareness and appreciation (of) California’s Native Americans,” the website says. “This year, we’re also celebrating the passage of AB 855. California’s Legislature recently approved this historic measure designating the fourth Friday of September an official judicial holiday in recognition of California Native American Day.”
For more information about this year’s California Native American Day at Cal State San Bernardino, call (909) 537-3454.