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On Dec. 2 The Indigenous People's Art and Truth Day will take place in Ukiah, sponsored by the Lucy Moore Foundation.
The doors will open at 11 a.m., with the indoor event expected to last until 8 p.m. The location is 107 Oak St. (and Church street), in Ukiah. There is plenty of free parking all around the area.
This drug and alcohol-free event will feature arts and crafts booths, guest speakers, live music, food and drinks, and (tentatively) a new CD release, "They Bloodied our Island and Wounded our Knee," featuring a mix of contemporary and traditional Native music.
Among the speakers, the following are scheduled to appear:
Master of ceremonies Clayton Duncan, founder of the Lucy Moore foundation and recipient of the Mendocino County Martin Luther King Organization award, will speak about the proposal to change the name of the town of Kelseyville.
Jim Brown, from Elem colony, will do a presentation on the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act.
Lake County Poet Laureate Jim Bluewolf.
Alan Buckman, biologist for the Department of Fish and Game, will do a presentation on Microflora.
Bob, Gary and Rhonda from the Robinson Environmental Center, will talk about the disappearance of the hitch in Lake County.
Phillip Mi-shi-kae, of the Turtle Island Peace Keepers.
Cherissa Price, a cancer survivor, will do a presentation on cell phones and cancer.
Raphael Montoliu will say a few words.
There will be traditional Pomo dancers, and among the live bands, Tchiya, Philly Binder, Jenna (40's blues) and Mi-shi-kae are expected to perform.
Location: 107 Oak St., Ukiah. Contact: www.lucymoore.org, contact Clayton Duncan at 707-274-6788 or Raphael Montoliu, at 707-263-6143.