November 9, 2019 @ 1:00PM — 2:30PM
Calling all Friends of Sutter's Fort members! Register to tour the California State Indian Museum (SIM) with Native American writer, educator, and illustrator Al Striplen!
The territory now called California was once home to the largest population of indigenous peoples in North America outside Mesoamerica. More than 60 groups speaking more than 300 dialects existed before European explorers and settlers arrived, each with their own cultural understandings and connections to the world around them. This influence continues to be felt in California today.
Join Friends of Sutter's Fort for an exclusive members only tour of the California State Indian Museum (SIM) with Native American writer, educator, and illustrator, Al Striplen!
Learn about the importance and meaning of indigenous customs and ceremonies, their connections to the human spirit and belief systems, and about the shared relationship between museum exhibits at the California State Indian Museum.
Please note that this is a members only event and you must be a member to attend.
ABOUT AL STRIPLEN:
Born in Bakersfield of Amah Mutsun Ohlone and Mēxihcah (Aztec) heritage, Al is a retired university counselor and professor who has dedicated his life as an advocate for diverse communities, including ethnic students, women's groups, and Native American students and their families. Al is also an accomplished author, musician, and a multi-dimensional artist whose works span a variety of different mediums.
This talk and tour will run approximately 1.5 hours and is FREE for members of the Friends of Sutter's Fort and their guests.
Limit 25 attendees.
For questions, please contact Kyle Floyd, Marketing and Membership Coordinator, by phone at (530) 363-2390 or via email at email@example.com