Scheduled Events

September 4 - December 28, Batikletcawi Was Here: Honoring the First Ancestors. An art and history exhibit at West County Museum, 261 South Main, Sebastopol. Includes artifacts from Sonoma State University; excerpts from talks by Vana Lawson, Greg Sarris, and Gloria Armstrong; and art by Christine Cobaugh and Sandy Eastoak. Open Thursday - Sunday, 1-4 pm. 707 829-6711. Opening party: Saturday, September 27th, 1-4 pm.

October 3-25, Pomo Ancestors & Neighbors, an art exhibit honoring Pomo culture: photographs by Christine Cobaugh, graphics by Eric Wilder, photographs by Mike Shoys, paintings by Sandy Eastoak, glass by Stella Mora, and other artists TBA. Risk Press Gallery, 7345 Healdsburg Avenue, Sebastopol. Opening reception: Saturday, October 4, 3-6 pm. Closing reception: Saturday, October 25, 3-6 pm. Open Thursday through Sunday, 1-6 pm.

Friday, October 3, 7 pm and Sunday, October 5, 3 pm, KOWS (107.3 FM). Close One, a radio play by Janey Hirsh. Other stations and dates TBA.

Sunday, October 12, noon. Pomo Youth Dancers at Sebastopol Farmers Market, Sebastopol Plaza at Weeks Way.

Sunday, October 19, 6:30 pm. Hinth'el Gaahnula (Talking Indian): a Narrative History of Clear Lake Pomo Through 1900. This powerful film helps us understand our history. French Garden Restaurant, 8050 Bodega Avenue, Sebastopol. 707 824-2030.

Sunday, October 26, 4 pm. The Tragedy of American Indian Boarding Schools: a presentation by Molin Malicay, a Pomo Indian whose mother attended the Riverside Boarding School. Mr. Malicay has worked in Indian Country for 45 years. French Garden Restaurant, 8050 Bodega Avenue, Sebastopol. 707 824-2030.


To help with events

Every year we learn more about the past and the present of our Pomo neighbors. We come closer to understanding who we need to become to build the bridges we desire.

We welcome your energy and ideas in developing events that contribute to our community's ongoing learning about our local first people.

One long term project is creating signage in our parks, approved by Sebastopol City Council in October, 2012. Toward this goal, we need fundraising and sponsorship help, as well as linguistic research.

If you would like to contribute to bringing forth our events and other projects, please write your check, large or small, to the Pomo Project, and mail it to 540 DuFranc Avenue, Sebastopol CA 95472. [Donations are not currently tax deductible.] Please contact us if you can help with events, sign design, or fundraising.

Meanwhile, learn all you can about the Pomo people, their past and present contributions, their way of living with this land.


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