Native elders from around the state will gather at the California State Indian Museum to be honored for their efforts to preserve and share tribal traditions and culture.
This special "Community Day" will feature free admission to the Indian Museum, as well as a sponsored lunch, dancers, speakers, door prizes, arts and crafts vendors and community service organizations.
"Gathering of Honored Elders" is co-sponsored by California State Parks, California Indian Heritage Center Foundation, Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation, Buena Vista Rancheria, Tuolumne Band of Me-Wuk, Hutuanape Foundation and Trinidad Rancheria.
What: 35th Annual "Gathering of Honored Elders" & Special "Community Day"
Where: State Indian Museum (on grounds of Sutter's Fort State Historic Park), 2618 K St., Sacramento
When: June 2. Event hours: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Museum hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
For info: 916-324-0971 or website
PHOTO CREDIT: Awende's Native Women drummers and singers perform during the birthday party for "Grandma" Bertha Norton at the California State Indian Museum. Norton is the oldest living Indian in California. 1999 Sacramento Bee photograph by Jay Mather