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Intertribal Dance Gathering: Dancing is Our Medicine @ Presidio // SF

You’re invited to the Native American Health Center’s Intertribal Dance Gathering: Dancing is Our Medicine, hosted at the Presidio!

EXPERIENCE: screen printing by Smithsonian featured artist Calixto Robles (Zapotec), beading with Kalley Roanhorse (Dine), craft tables, art vendors, an information booth, early suicide & wellness screenings, delicious food celebrating the Bay Area’s diverse cuisines from Presidio Pop Up food trucks and beverage vendors.

Performances include dances by Costanoan Rumsen Carmel Tribe (Ohlone), Round Dance Songs with Mike Bellanger (Sac n Fox), Brush Dancers (Hupa), and Bird Singers (Cahuilla).

Saturday, April 15 · 11am – 4pm
Location:
Presidio Tunnel Tops, East Meadow
210 Lincoln Boulevard, San Francisco, CA 94129

Get free tickets here!


Background:

Dance in many Indigenous communities is a prayer, an offering, a balancing of our physical, mental, spiritual and emotional selves which in turn heals and strengthens our communities.

The Native American Health Center welcomes indigenous communities and the greater public to enjoy healing dances by California tribes (Ohlone, Hupa, Kumeyaay), Round Dance songs by Mike Bellanger (Kickapoo, Sac & Fox), screen printing by Smithsonian featured artist Calixto Robles (Zapotec), Beading with Kally Roanhorse (Diné) and more!

Delicious food celebrating the Bay Area’s diverse cuisines from Presidio Pop Up food and beverage vendors. Limited seating is available. Bring your own blanket or folding chair.

RSVP for free! (No tickets are needed to enter, but RSVPing is greatly appreciated)

Details:

As the original Yelamu Ohlone land, the Presidio plays an important historic and cultural role in Native American heritage, past and present. In order to illustrate their story to your audience, we can provide interviews with organizers and dancers, and incredible audio and visuals of the tribal dances on the day of the event.

About Intertribal Dances:

The event will be held on the Main Presidio Lawn, where families can enjoy a day of fun, music, and arts & crafts.

Dance in many indigenous communities is a prayer, an offering, a balancing of our physical, mental, spiritual & emotional selves, which in turn heals and strengthens our communities.

The event is presented by the Native American Health Center – San Francisco and hosted by the Presidio:

It includes screen printing by Smithsonian featured artist Calixto Robles (Zapotec), beading with Kalley Roanhorse (Dine), craft tables, art vendors, an information booth, early suicide & wellness screenings, delicious food celebrating the Bay Area’s diverse cuisines from Presidio Pop Up food trucks and beverage vendors, and much more.

Performances include dances by Costanoan Rumsen Carmel Tribe (Ohlone), Round Dance Songs with Mike Bellanger (Sac n Fox), Brush Dancers (Hupa), and Bird Singers (Cahuilla).

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