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Haramokngna Spring Equinox Celebration
Date Saturday March 22
Time 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location Details
Haramokngna American Idnain Cultural Center, 14 miles north of La Canada Flintridge on Angeles Crest Highway 2 in the Angeles National Forest
Event Type Other
Organizer/AuthorKat High
Haramokngna's annual Spring Equinox Celebration will take place on March 22, 2008 at the Haramokngna American Indian Cultural Center, located in the Angeles National Forest at the intersection of Angeles Crest Highway 2 and Mt. Wilson Road. Everyone is welcome. The event is from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and this year's celebration will include exhibitions and demonstrations by three artisans and authors.

Eric Alvarado of the Hopi Nation will be performing traditional Native American flute music. A potluck-style feed will go on all day.

Vendors and non profit groups will be present, as well as three special exhibitions.

Paul Campbell, author of Survival Skills of the California Indians, will be giving a demonstration on traditional tinting methods using native plants, and introducing his latest book "Earth Pigments and Paint of the California Indians: Meaning & Technology". Campbell's demonstation will take place in the Visitor's Center.

In the Toypurina Lodge, Valena Broussard Dismukes will have a showing of selected images from her new book, The Red-Black Connection-Urban African-Native Americans and their Stories of Dual Identity. Valena will be on hand to discuss and sign copies of her book, which will be available for purchase.

Corina Roberts will host a multi-media display in the Toypurina Lodge, including leather work, photography, and sculpture. Her newest book, Haramokngna Diaries-Portrait of a Forest will be available for sale. In stories, journal entries, poetry and over 100 photographic images, Haramokngna Diaries chronicles a year in the life of the forest, and Roberts' experiences living there as Haramokngna's caretaker and artist in residence over the past year. Also on display are a selection of her custom model horses and miniature regalia.

Haramokngna is located 14 miles up the Angeles Crest Highway from the 210 freeway in La Canada Flintridge. The event is free and open to the public. Potluck contributions are welcome.

Haramokngna is the only Native American cultural center in LA County. It is run by Native people and volunteers for the sharing of culture by all people, with a focus on the inter-relationship of Native people to the Earth – and to each other, and feature the five tribes of the San Gabriel Mountains – the Tongva, Tataviam, Chumash, Kitanemuk, and Serrano. Haramokngna's website offers curriculum and information to help tell the story of this land and its Indigenous people, and we invite youth, scout, and school groups to come to Haramokngna on a field trip to explore traditional ecology, lifeways, and land management.

For further information go to or
or call 310-455-1588, or email Kat High at katcalls [at]
Added to the calendar on Sunday Mar 16th, 2008 10:24 AM
§Michael Fincham, Seminole
by Kat High Sunday Mar 16th, 2008 10:24 AM
From The Red-Black Connection-Urban African-Native Americans and their Stories of Dual Identity
§Winter Sunset, Haramokngna
by Kat High Sunday Mar 16th, 2008 10:24 AM
From Haramokngna Diaries - Portrait of a Forest by Corina Roberts

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