9:30 am09:30

Water Prayer Gathering

Join us for a blessing to the water at El Polin Springs, the only natural spring in the city of San Francisco. We will meet at the Rx Café for a short walk together to the springs. After the ceremony, we will collectively walk back to the Rx Café for complimentary refreshments and conversation.

Native community leaders, Vincent Medina (Chochenyo Ohlone) and April McGill (Pomo/Wappo), will be joining us for this gathering. 

Spectacular Movements feature film screening Oakland
7:00 pm19:00

Spectacular Movements feature film screening Oakland

  • The New Parkway Theater

Come see the first Bay Area public screening of the feature documentary *SPECTACULAR MOVEMENTS* at the New Parkway Theater in Oakland!

The film follows the journey of ten Bolivian youth
who recreate revolutionary history, seek memory, demand overdue justice,
and reforge their indigenous-mestizo identity through creative performance,
manifesting spectacular movements.

~ Movimientos Espectaculares ~ a feature documentary ~ a Bolivian, Venezuelan and US production ~ Co-produced by The Cultural Conservancy

Q&A with Director Mateo Hinojosa following screening.

Buy your tickets online now, only $7!

AND: we'll be selling our brand-new just-screenprinted T-shirts!

For more about the film, see the pressbook.
And watch the trailer here:

Three Sisters Planting Day
10:00 am10:00

Three Sisters Planting Day

  • Indian Valley Organic Farm & Garden

The Cultural Conservancy invites you to join us for a ceremonial planting and honoring of the Three Sisters, corn, beans, & squash, with special guest teachings on Indigenous land management, permaculture, seeds, and soil. Enjoy a delicious Native Foods lunch.

Please RSVP to

Suggested donation $25

Indian Valley Organic Farm & Garden 1800 Ignacio Blvd. Novato, CA

5:00 pm17:00

Walking the Shoreline: Native Foodways and Waterways Indigenous Art Show Opening and 30th Anniversary Party

Join us in celebrating 30 years of Indigenous cultural arts through an art show featuring Indigenous traditional and contemporary art from the Americas and Pacific.

\With supporters, friends and family, we will celebrate at the Tides Thoreau Center, where The Cultural Conservancy has been based for 20 years.

Featuring renowned Native artists such as: Frank LaPena, Lyn Risling, Julian Lang, George Blake, Tonu Shane Eagleton, Edward Willie, Marva Jones, Kathy Wallace, Wikuki Kingi, Sarah Sense and others.

Opening: May 5th, 5 - 7 pm
On Display Until: June 16th

Opening will feature traditional opening with Ohlone songs and guest performance by Ras K’Dee (Afro-Pomo). Indigenous appetizers and beverages will be served.

Where: China Brotsky & SEED Galleries at Tides Thoreau Center
1016 Lincoln Blvd.
Presidio of San Francisco, CA 94129

Nov 7

Indigenous Terra Madre

  • Shillong India

The Cultural Conservancy is proud to be sending a delegation to the Indigenous Terra Madre gathering in Meghalaya, India, with the generous support of The Christensen Fund.  We will be sending our Foodways Director Kaylena Bray, our Media Director Mateo Hinojosa, and others.

Jul 12

International Folk Arts Market — Santa Fe, New Mexico

Join us in Santa Fe!  We will be there to support two weavers from of a fair-trade women’s cooperative that engages traditional knowledge for economic gain and gender equality, and that includes all the families of the Totobiegosode-Ayoreo

The Totobiegosode-Ayoreo people of northern Paraguay are renowned for their creativity and skill in creating beautiful, traditional utebetade  bags.  Crafted entirely by hand from sustainably-gathered wild plant fibers in a process taking 3-6 weeks per bag, each is a unique artistic expression of traditional clan designs and motifs inspired by creation myths.  


One hundred percent of proceeds from the marketing of these bags is returned to the women of the Totobiegosode-Ayoreo communities, where it provides a critical source of employment and empowerment.