Nov. 3, 2011Vol. 42, Issue 2

Weaving the Strands: 26th Annual California Indian Conference

Photos by Eric Aguilar

Seven Hundred people came from around California to participate in “Sustaining the Circle of Knowledge,” the 26th Annual California Indian Conference. The participation exceeded the organizers’ expectations. From the opening ceremonies to the closing ceremonies, it was a time of rich learning, sharing, and connecting with others.

Amy Huberland,  assistant coordinator of the Northeast Historical Resources Information Center, attributed the great  success of the conference to the combined efforts of local tribes, CSU, Chico, faculty, staff, and students, state and federal agency representatives, and community members. “The diligent work of all of these groups over the past year resulted in a well-attended event with a rich diversity of activities,” said Huberland. “Seven-hundred attendees participated in presentations, workshops, tribal-hosted meals, traditional Native performances, a Youth Track, a contemporary Native American art show, and a master basket weavers demonstration. The event offered an exceptional opportunity for tribal members from across the state to network with academics, students, agency representatives, and community members and in addition, highlighted the beauty of CSU, Chico and the North State.”

City of Chico Proclamation Recognizing CIC (pdf)

You can read more about the conference in two articles in the Chico Enterprise Record: