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  • Writer's pictureAntonio Gonzales


DATE: Sun, Jun 19 TIME: 12:00pm – 3:00pm VENUE: Esplanade, Yerba Buena Gardens Mission St. between 3rd & 4th Sts. San Francisco, CA COST: Free A beloved Father’s Day tradition celebrating the creativity of North America’s indigenous peoples, the 24th annual Native Contemporary Arts Festival showcases a diverse program of native music, dance, spoken word, visual artists, vendors and native crafts. Curated by Janeen Antoine (Sicangu Lakota), American Indian Contemporary Arts founder and producer of the weekly Bay Native Circle airing on KPFA 94.1. Program & Artists

  • Welcoming by program MC – L. Frank

  • Opening Prayer – Kanyon Sayers-Roods

  • Poetry – Kim Shuck

  • Music – Sweetlodge Sistaz

  • Song & Dance – Winnama Ba-Kay Yachma Pomo Dancers

  • Photo Opp

  • Dance and More – Sewam American Indian Dance

  • Music – Twice as Good Blues Band

  • Closing Prayer – L. Frank

Hands-on Activities with Artists:

  • Celeste Aguilar – Beaded Bracelets, Necklaces

  • Nizhoni Ellenwood – Medicinal Plants, Weaving

  • Ernesto Hernandez Olmos – Ceramic Amulets

  • Meyo Marrufo – Styrofoam Block Printing

  • Monique Sonoquie – Twine Cordage, Books


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