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A day celebrating the creativity of the contemporary Indigenous community. Join us in the Meadow on October 11 for celebrations with Kim Shuck and Café Ohlone. The Orchard will be open with additional programming for Orchard Days.
Visit with artist Kim Shuck while she creates beadwork inspired by Bay Area native animals. Shuck is also San Francisco’s 7th Poet Laureate and poems from her book Deer Trails will be displayed throughout Filoli. Fellow artists Victoria Canby and l. frank will work alongside Shuck.
2pm & 3pm
Vincent Medina and Louis Trevino of Café Ohlone will offer brief talks followed by a tea tasting. The nationally acclaimed Café Ohlone will be reopening in Berkeley in January. Learn how they combine traditional food preparation and gathering practices with contemporary cuisine and ingredient sourcing. The talk and tasting will be repeated at 2pm and 3pm.
All programing for Indigenous Peoples’ Day and Orchard Days is free with the purchase of Filoli admission tickets.
Vincent Medina is a Chochenyo Ohlone, Capitán, cultural leader, of ‘Itmay Cultural Association—a group of dedicated Verona Band culture bearers working to keep their identity strong.
Louis Trevino is a member of the Rumsen Ohlone community and a leader in the revival of the Rumsen language.
Kim Shuck is a Tsalagi/Euro-American poet, author, weaver, and beadwork artist who draws from Southeastern Native American culture and tradition as well as contemporary urban Indian life. She was born in San Francisco, California and belongs to the northern California Cherokee diaspora.
Victoria (Tory) Canby is the Interim Executive Director of the Museum of the American Indian in Marin. Throughout her educational and creative journey her focus has always been centered around her Dine heritage and passion for Contemporary Indian Art.
l. frank is a Tongva-Ajachmem artist, writer, tribal scholar, cartoonist, and indigenous language activist.
We acknowledge that Filoli is located on the unceded ancestral homeland of the Ramaytush Ohlone people who are the original inhabitants of the San Francisco Peninsula.
Filoli is collaborating with members of the Ohlone community to create a detailed land acknowledgement, programming, and narratives that honor and accurately reflect past and present Indigenous communities. We are grateful for their participation through this ongoing process.