News Advisory: Evolution of California’s Tribal Governments — Historical Display

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News Advisory: Evolution of California’s Tribal Governments — Historical Display

May 18, 2005

WHAT: Reception celebrating the opening of a historical exhibit about California’s Tribes. Titled “The Evolution of California’s Tribal Governments,” the exhibit will chronicle the history of tribes throughout California. Every tribe celebrates their own tribal customs, cultures and histories. The display will showcase the common experience of Native Americans in California – past, present and future. Attendees will be able to view historical images, cultural artifacts and an extensive timeline chronicling the history of California’s first people. Native American bird singers and traditional dancers will be on hand to perform tribal dances.

WHO: Presented by the California Nations Indian Gaming Association

WHERE: California State Capitol Building – Second Floor Rotunda

WHEN: Wednesday, May 18

5:00 PM Opening Blessing
Phyllis Cleveland - Ione Band of Miwok Indians
Ken Gilbert, CNIGA Treasurer - Concow Maidu Mooretown Rancheria
Lorraine Laiwa - Manchester Point Arena Band of Pomo Indians

5:05 PM Welcome & Appreciation
Anthony Miranda
Chairman – California Nations Indian Gaming Association

5:10 PM Invited Speakers to Address Delegation

5:45 PM Traditional Tribal Dances Performed on the West Steps
of the Capitol Building

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