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Friday, October 20
 

8:58am

Drumming by Deb Lane and Afia Walking Tree
Drumming by Deb Lane and Afia Walking Tree

Performers
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Afia Walking Tree

Afia Walking Tree, a renowned multi-instrumental percussionist, performer, educator, earth practitioner, NGO administrator, and longtime activist focused on transformative cultural healing across ethnic and generational lines using drumming as her main tool, is founder of the Drum... Read More →
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Deb Lane

Deb Lane has been playing the drums for most of her life. Formerly a member of the Santa Cruz World Beat Band, Pele Juju, she performs with artists throughout the Bay Area and beyond. In addition to her musical endeavors, Deb is a leader in water-use efficiency and works as a Water... Read More →


Friday October 20, 2017 8:58am - 9:08am
Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium (VMA)

9:18am

Opening Ceremony by Dean Hoaglin
Opening Ceremony by Dean Hoaglin (Coast Miwok/Pomo/Wailaki/Yuki), Cultural Specialist, Graton Rancheria.

Workshop Speakers
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Dean Hoaglin

Dean Hoaglin, Cultural Specialist, Graton Rancheria, a descendant of the Hukuiko band of Coast Miwoks of Marin County and the Big Valley Band of Pomos of Lake County on his maternal side, and Round Valley, Mendocino Wailakis and Yukis on his paternal side, was trained in traditional... Read More →


Friday October 20, 2017 9:18am - 9:25am
Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium (VMA)

10:51am

Performance by Dallas Goldtooth

Performance by Dallas Goldtooth (Diné/Dakota), co-founder of the 1491’s, a provocative Indigenous comedy crew.


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Dallas Goldtooth

Indigenous Environmental Network
Dallas Goldtooth, of Dakota and Dine ancestry, is the national “Keep It In The Ground” Campaign Organizer for the Indigenous Environmental Network, a co-founder of the 1491s comedy group, and a digital media producer. A nationally known public speaker, activist, performer, and... Read More →


Friday October 20, 2017 10:51am - 11:01am
Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium (VMA)

4:30pm

Culinary Wellness Concert | Youth Leadership
In this unique interactive “Eco Hip Hop” performance/healthy foods workshop, we’ll explore plant-based nutrition, self-love, transformation, gardening, and sustainability with Denver’s extraordinary “conscious rappers,” raw vegan chefs, healers, organic gardeners, and educators—DJ Cavem and Alkemia Earth.

Workshop Speakers
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DJ Cavem

Ietef aka Dj Cavem, a Denver-based educator, MC, vegan/raw food chef, music producer, organic gardener, midwife, graffiti artist, “Bboy yogi,” award-winning environmental activist, founder of Going Green/Living Bling, and co-founder (with his wife and business partner, Alkemia... Read More →
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Alkemia Earth

Arasia “Alkemia” Earth is a Denver-based vegan/raw food chef, master in Usui Reiki, bio-therapist, yogini, organic gardener, educator, widely traveled speaker, and co-founder (with her husband and business partner, DJ Cavem) of Culinary Concerts. She is the creator of her own... Read More →


Friday October 20, 2017 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Exhibit Hall

9:10pm

CAROLINE CASEY Performance | Bodhisattva Coyote's Alchemical Aikido Guide to Our Dangerous Beautiful Assignment

The one-and-only host/creator of the Visionary Activist Show on KPFA/KPFK weaves her magical astro-mytho-politico meta-narrative, blending pragmatic mysticism, applied divination and democratic animism. She'll invoke Hue Hue Coyotzin ("ancient revered coyote") and the spirit of Scheherazade to unleash a host of liberating trickster genies to help us partner with nature's evolutionary genius, play our role in destiny, and save the world.

 


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avatar for Caroline Casey

Caroline Casey

Caroline Casey is Coyote Network News, a mythological news service dedicated to cahooting with Trickster (nature's evolutionary genius) and translating wisdom traditions into pragmatic applications, so that humans may wend their way back to the garden of conscious kinship and rejoin... Read More →


Friday October 20, 2017 9:10pm - 10:30pm
Exhibit Hall
 
Saturday, October 21
 

8:43am

Drumming by Deb Lane and Afia Walking Tree
Drumming by Deb Lane and Afia Walking Tree

Performers
avatar for Afia Walking Tree

Afia Walking Tree

Afia Walking Tree, a renowned multi-instrumental percussionist, performer, educator, earth practitioner, NGO administrator, and longtime activist focused on transformative cultural healing across ethnic and generational lines using drumming as her main tool, is founder of the Drum... Read More →
avatar for Deb Lane

Deb Lane

Deb Lane has been playing the drums for most of her life. Formerly a member of the Santa Cruz World Beat Band, Pele Juju, she performs with artists throughout the Bay Area and beyond. In addition to her musical endeavors, Deb is a leader in water-use efficiency and works as a Water... Read More →


Saturday October 21, 2017 8:43am - 8:58am
Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium (VMA)

11:08am

A performance by Oakland’s own incomparably dynamic and uplifting Destiny Arts Youth Performance Company

A performance by Oakland’s own incomparably dynamic and uplifting Destiny Arts Youth Performance Company


Performers
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Destiny Arts

The Destiny Arts Youth Performance Company (DAYPC), a program of Destiny Arts Center, an Oakland-based violence prevention/arts education nonprofit, is a multicultural group of teens that creates original performance art combining hip-hop, dance, theater, martial arts, song, and rap... Read More →


Saturday October 21, 2017 11:08am - 11:19am
Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium (VMA)

4:30pm

Narrative Healing: Restoring the World Through Storytelling | Indigenous Forum

Come experience the healing powers of storytelling first-hand in this rare opportunity to witness culture bearers perform traditional and contemporary stories from the heart of California Indian Country, followed by a discussion about the power of storytelling to restore balance to the world. Hosted by: Cara Romero. With: Calvin Hedrick (Mountain Maidu), Cultural Director, The Fifth Direction; Director of the Ti’at Society; L Frank Manriquez (Tongva-Acjachemen) artist and activist; Dean Hoaglin (Coast Miwok/Pomo/Wailaki/Yuki), Cultural Specialist, Graton Rancheria.


Workshop Speakers
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Calvin Hedrick

Calvin Hedrick, a Mountain Maidu from Plumas County, California, is Director of The 5th Direction, a program working with Native youth and communities in Northern California. He has 17+ years' experience working with the American Indian Alaska Native community in California with a... Read More →
avatar for Dean Hoaglin

Dean Hoaglin

Dean Hoaglin, Cultural Specialist, Graton Rancheria, a descendant of the Hukuiko band of Coast Miwoks of Marin County and the Big Valley Band of Pomos of Lake County on his maternal side, and Round Valley, Mendocino Wailakis and Yukis on his paternal side, was trained in traditional... Read More →
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L Frank Manriquez

L. Frank Manriquez (Tongva/Ajachmem), an award-winning Native California Indian artist working in many media (photography, painting, weaving, casting, etching, computer art, video, etc.), tribal scholar, community activist, and language advocate, has exhibited her artwork in many... Read More →
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Cara Romero

Cara Romero (Chemehuevi), Program Director of the Bioneers Indigenous Knowledge Program, previously served her Mojave-based tribe in several capacities, including as: first Executive Director at the Chemehuevi Cultural Center, a member of the tribal council, and Chair of the Chemehuevi... Read More →


Saturday October 21, 2017 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Indigenous Forum

4:30pm

Art, Politics, Spirit: Braided Activism for Culture Shift

The Water Protectors at Standing Rock have shown the world that in order to create authentic social change, conventional categories separating art from spirituality and politics have to be dissolved. Their braided activism offers us a model of how we can make the shift to a world in which we can all show up whole, moving our hearts and minds with creativity to work for social and environmental justice. Hosted by cultural activist and writer Arlene Goldbard. With: T. Lulani Arquette (Native Hawaiian), President/CEO of the Native Arts and Cultures Foundation; Cynthia Tom, visual artist, cultural curator, founder of A PLACE OF HER OWN, Board President, Asian American Women Artists Association; Rosa Gonzalez, Director of Applied Practice, Movement Strategy Center.


Workshop Speakers
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Lulani Arquette

Lulani Arquette is the President and CEO of the Native Arts and Cultures Foundation, a national organization dedicated to supporting cultural expression in American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian communities. She previously had 25+ years’ experience steering a variety... Read More →
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Arlene Goldbard

Arlene Goldbard is a writer, speaker, consultant and cultural activist whose focus is the intersection of culture, politics and spirituality. She serves as Chief Policy Wonk of the US Department of Arts and Culture (www.usdac.us) and President of The Shalom Center. She was named a... Read More →
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Rosa González

Rosa González, visual and performing artist, is Director of Applied Practice at the Movement Strategy Center, which seeks to advance transformative resilience strategies in the transition to a regenerative, interconnected world, and also the founder of the Facilitating Power project, which... Read More →
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Cynthia Tom

Cynthia Tom is a San Francisco based visual artist, cultural community curator and founder of the arts-based healing program, A Place of Her Own. Cultural Surrealism, Social Justice, Feminism, and Spirituality are themes in her work and projects, which have been shown widely, including... Read More →


Saturday October 21, 2017 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Santa Rosa Room

4:30pm

The Peace of Wild Things | Council
Great poems are akin to emotional acupuncture points, expressing that for which we have few words, yet poetry remains one of the most esoteric and inaccessible art forms. Come to the Council Tent and explore the connection between personal narrative and the universal truths buried in our favorite poems.  Co-facilitated by council trainers Kate Lipkis and Irasha Pearl.

Workshop Speakers
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Kate Lipkis

Kate Lipkis, working in communication dynamics for 40+ years, is a certified council trainer and mentor who helped establish council programs in five public schools in Los Angeles as well as in numerous social justice agencies and several state prisons. A member of the Trainers Mentoring... Read More →
avatar for Irasha Pearl Talifero

Irasha Pearl Talifero

Irasha Pearl Talifero, a Ojai, CA-based naturalist and educator, affiliated with The Ojai Foundation since its inception (1975), has designed and led many nature-based and educational programs over the years in a wide range of settings, including with at risk youth and newly released... Read More →


Saturday October 21, 2017 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Council Circle

4:30pm

Poetry Slam—Words Matter | Youth Leadership

In this beloved, always thrilling yearly event, now a Bioneers tradition, young poets share their original work in a dynamic, supportive environment. Hosted by renowned hip-hop artist and activist Xiuhtezcatl Martinez.


Saturday October 21, 2017 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Youth Unity Center
 
Sunday, October 22
 

9:00am

Drumming by Deb Lane and Afia Walking Tree

Drumming by Deb Lane and Afia Walking Tree


Performers
avatar for Afia Walking Tree

Afia Walking Tree

Afia Walking Tree, a renowned multi-instrumental percussionist, performer, educator, earth practitioner, NGO administrator, and longtime activist focused on transformative cultural healing across ethnic and generational lines using drumming as her main tool, is founder of the Drum... Read More →
avatar for Deb Lane

Deb Lane

Deb Lane has been playing the drums for most of her life. Formerly a member of the Santa Cruz World Beat Band, Pele Juju, she performs with artists throughout the Bay Area and beyond. In addition to her musical endeavors, Deb is a leader in water-use efficiency and works as a Water... Read More →


Sunday October 22, 2017 9:00am - 9:14am
Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium (VMA)

11:08am

Performance by Earth Guardians


Xiuhtezcatl and Isa are conscious hip hop artists. This brother and sister duo tour the world using music to make a difference and inspire a revolution in consciousness.

They are Activists who write and produce music to tell the stories of issues facing our world, Xiuhtezcatl and Isa are bringing the movement to the masses.

They write music to battle oppression and bring people together. They write music to inspire people to pursue their passions and use art as an agent of change.

Xiuhtezcatl and Isa released his debut album Generation RYSE with the Earth Guardians in 2015. Isa’s debut album Lifelines was released in 2014. Now Fall of 2017 brings us the duo’s debut album Break Free.

A few of the artists Xiuhtezcatl and Isa have collaborated and shared stages with: Nahko Bear, Trevor Hall, Flobots, Elephant Revival, Jurassic 5, Rising Appalachia, Raury…


Keynotes
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Xiuhtezcatl Martinez

Earth Guardians
Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, a 16-year old Boulder, Colorado-based Indigenous environmental activist (since age 6!) and rapper, is the award-winning Youth Director of Earth Guardians, an organization of young activists, artists and musicians from across the globe committed to protecting... Read More →

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Sunday October 22, 2017 11:08am - 11:19am
Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium (VMA)

5:00pm

SPECIAL INDIGENEITY PERFORMANCE: The Story of Everything by Kealoha

Hawaii’s Poet Laureate, Kealoha, presents a creation story in epic poem form that traces human origins from the Big Bang to the present day using a dazzling mix of science, poetry, storytelling, movement, music, visual art, and chanting. A multi-media feast for the soul, this performance explores life’s biggest questions—“Where do we come from?” “Where are we going?”—drawing from sources as diverse and yet interconnected as astrophysics, disco, biology, Michael Jackson, and the Kumulipo.


Workshop Speakers
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Kealoha

Kealoha, the first Poet Laureate of Hawai`i, is an internationally acclaimed poet and storyteller who has performed throughout the world from the White House to the `Iolani Palace, from Brazil to Switzerland. He was honored as a “National Poetry Slam Legend” in 2010 and serves... Read More →


Sunday October 22, 2017 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Showcase Theater