Costanoan Indian Research - Non-Profit -
Presents the 17th Annual
Storytelling and Indigenous Gathering
JULY 13, 2013
1pm to 5pm
in Indian Canyon, Hollister, CA

~~~~Storytellers, Singers, Dancers, Artists~~~~

Line-Up - To Be announced

Have you attened our storytelling before?
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Would you like to help?
Volunteer? Donate? Offer Raffle Items? Help us provide healthy food to our audience?
PLEASE let us know - the more help - the better

~~Family Event~~

Entry by donation : Adults 20 - Students 10 - Under 10 FREE

Come to Ohlone Trust Land and learn more/live/enjoy the day
-----------------Good to know---------------
Bring sunscreen & hats for the day, blankets or jackets for the night. Welcome to bring your own food if need be Food prepared at the event (BBQ chicken, Green Salad, Fruit Salad). Soft drink bar available. Tea and coffee will be provided for free. This is an alcohol and drug free event. Seating provided, however, we do encourage you to bring your own folding chair.

~Modest attire please, thank you~

***If you're not able to attend the event, we would appreciate your donation. If you would like to preregister, please make check or money order payable to: Costanoan Indian Research, Inc. Mail to: Indian Canyon Ranch P.O. Box 28 Hollister Ca 95024-0028.
All Donation are tax deductible (501-C3ID#680287736).

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More going on in the Canyon

Ohlone People - Save the Date

--->March 23-24, 2013 - Saturday + Sunday

Spring Equinox Ohlone Peoples Gathering

Potluck, Camp Out, A weekend of understanding and honoring each other
RSVP via FACEBOOK or Email

TwoSpirit Natives -Save the Date

--->May 25-26, 2013 - Saturday + Sunday

Indian Canyon Two Spirit Gathering

Calling all Aboriginal/Native American gay, lesbian, bisexual & transgender people, their partners, friends, families - you are invited to gather in the land of the Coastanoan Ohlone People.This is a weekend gathering for Native American Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender people, their partners, family and friends. We will share a potluck dinner and gather with friends - and potentially make this an annual event in Indian Canyon. The gathering will provide a safe, healthy, drug and alcohol free environment. We gather to encourage all people to heal the damage wrought by racism, sexism, ageism, colonialism, ableism, transphobia, and homophobia and the negative impacts these have on health. We gather to make new friends. family, and community connections.

Please bring a potluck dish. Bring any camping items and gear, i.e tent, mats, sleeping bags/blanktes, that you may need. We will provide drinking water, tea, coffee, charcol, and a campfire. We also have a few propane burners and fire rings for cooking. Camping is rustic, with outhouse facilities and running water but no electricity. Evenings can be cool and the days are warm (80's). Bring sunscreen, folding chairs, hats, and whatever else you may need to be comfortable. If you are not able to camp, there are affordable motels located in Hollister (a 20 minute drive from Indian Canyon).

There will be a talking circle on Saturday evening and a sunrise pipe ceremony on Sunday morning.

This is sacred land, so we ask that whatever you bring in- you take out ... We encourage our guests to leave our place better than it was when you came. As part of the closing ceremony there will be a modest giveaway. Please bring a small gift for the giveaway.

If you have any questions or need more information,
please call or text Holy Old Man Bull at (415) 408-8176;
all messages will be answered within 48 hours.
Or email:

Native Plant restoration project with SFSU students
Flow the progress via Flickr

Indigenous Botanical Restoration

The goal of the Indigenous Plant Restoration Project is to provide students and members of the community with the opportunity to connect to the earth. We are removing an invasive species, Vinca major and replacing it with native plants that are culturally significant to the Native People of California. By creating a garden of native California plants that are used by Indigenous People , we can promote understanding and appreciation for Traditional Ecological Knowledge, was well as bringing people closer to their traditions with the earth.

Join the fun- make donations(plants + tools) - volunteer

Jessica Orozco — email—
Kanyon Sayers-Roods — email—
Ann-Marie Sayers — email —

Storytelling Events Past
See the rest of the images via Flickr

Past Storytelling Events

Over 16 years has past since the first choice to organize a gathering in Indian Canyon. Since then we have seen so many faces, bonded with so many beings, and hosted wonderful guests. Thank you all. We always appreciate your feedback to make the next year ever better. We love those who love to help. We graciously appreciate what help we get, with out you, we would not be what we are today. We are ever honoring our ancestors, so that of which we say and do honors them - Honor the Past to Shape the Future.
Plese, if you are interested in helping, volunteering, sharing ... contact us ASAP
The Christensen Fund visiting Indian Canyon
Christensen Fund Website

International Visitors

The Christensen Fund supports the elevating awareness of the importance of biological and cultural diversity of indigenous people globally. We were very honored to host more than a dozen pope from all around the world, original people welcoming original people(Indigenous natives of Ohlone territory welcoming aboriginal visitors of other territories), the connection that is made, for us, is a reason for living.