33rd Annual California Indian Conference. The Offering: Creating Bonds of Community. November 14 - 16, 2019 at Sonoma State University.

Greetings!

We have reached our maximum registration ahead of the conference starting Thursday night.

The space at the California Indian Museum and Cultural Center (CIMCC) can still accommodate people and we still encourage you to show up in person at SSU on Friday or Saturday. Please be aware that we may not be able to provide everyone with printed programs, meals, and other conference materials. The schedules and program are available in full here.

If you have any questions, or want to be added to our contact info for future CIC mailings, please email usat CIC2019info@gmail.com or ca.indian.conf@gmail.com

Please note, registration for the opening reception dinner and art show on Thursday, November 14 is separate from registration for the conference on Friday, November 15 and Saturday, November 16. Space is still available.

The program for the 33rd Annual California Indian Conference is available here!

Reception and Art Exhibit Opening

The opening reception and art exhibit is sponsored by the California Indian Museum and Cultural Center (CIMCC). Additional sponsorship by Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians.

This event will begin the 33rd Annual California Indian Conference by welcoming everyone with a sampling of traditional foods, highlighting the unique flavors of California Indian Country. There will be cultural demonstrations of various cooking techniques in the outdoor area (weather permitting). The Winna Mah Bakay Yach-ma group from Kashia will show the local coastal style of dance. The Thursday evening reception at the CIMCC is funded by Shingle Springs Rancheria. We hope you will join us for an evening of delicious traditional and contemporary foods, including Salmon and Acorn!

California Indian Museum and Cultural Center is located at 5250 Aero Dr, Santa Rosa, CA 95403.

Doors open at 4:30pm. Registration check-in will be available.

Join us on Friday, November 15, 2019 at Sonoma State University for two days of panels, discussions, and more.

For more detailed information see our schedule page.

On Friday morning, on-site registration opens at 8:00am. A welcome address by President Sakaki, others from Sonoma State University, and the CIC Co-Facilitators will start at 8:30am in Ballroom A of the Student Center, following an opening prayer. At 9:00am we will have a Keynote Address titled “Looking Forward: Politics, Religion, and Responsibility” by Greg Sarris, Honorable Chairman Of Federated Indians Of Graton Rancheria and Graton Rancheria Endowed Chair in Native American Studies at Sonoma State University.

Check out the schedule page for more information about the events on Friday, November 15 and Saturday, November 16 at Sonoma State University.

The California Indian Conference provides a forum for the sharing of knowledge, scholarship, and issues of importance related to Native California. The conference brings together California Indians, academics, tribal scholars, educators and students, public agencies and institutions, tribal communities and organizations, and the general public.

Please check back here for more information and you can find us on Facebook.

Feel free to email us as well at CIC2019info@gmail.com or ca.indian.conf@gmail.com or call the Anthropological Studies Center at (707) 664-2674.

Thank you to our sponsors:

Sonoma State University logo

Office of the President,
School of Arts & Humanities,
and the School of Social Sciences

AECOM logo

AECOM

California Indian Museum and Cultural Center logo

California Indian Museum & Cultural Center

Chicken Ranch Tribal Council logo

Chicken Ranch Tribal Council

Environmental Science Associates logo

Environmental Science Associates

Evans and De Shazo logo

Evans & De Shazo, Inc.

Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria logo

Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria

Guidiville Rancheria of California logo

Guidiville Rancheria of California

Hanna Institute logo

Hanna Institute

Heyday logo

Heyday

Humboldt Area Foundation logo

Humboldt Area Foundation

Kashia Band of Pomo Indians logo

Kashia Band of Pomo Indians

San Pasqual Band of Diegueno Mission Indians logo

San Pasqual Band of Diegueno Mission Indians

Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians logo

Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians

Sonoma County logo

Sonoma County 1st and 3rd Districts