The American Indian Community Council (AICC) will hold their 11th Annual Native American Heritage Month COMMUNITY POW-WOW on Saturday, 11/18 from 10:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. for the local Native community and the General Public. This year, at a new location: ARROYO HIGH SCHOOL, 4921 N. Cedar Av., El Monte, CA 91732, is free and will host guests from different areas of the LA and surrounding counties. It will feature various Information Booths, Native American Food, Native American Arts & Crafts, Special Dance Contests, Raffles, and a Cake Walk. *EVERYONE WELCOME TO ATTEND!* Please share!
Master of Ceremonies: Donald Salcedo, Quechan/Laguna Pueblo
Arena Director: Adrian Phoenix, Tohono O’odham/No. Paiute
Head Gourd Dancer/Headman: Eric Bohay, Kiowa & No. Paiute
Headwoman: Melinda Hale, Dine
Head Teen Boy: Tash Montana, Tohono O’odham
Head Teen Girl: Feather Anne Rakestraw, Oglala Lakota/Yurok
Host Northern Drum: Bearspring
Host Southern Drum: Hale & Company
Mr. Jose Gallegos, Assistant Principal of Arroyo High School
Pukuu, Cultural Community Services
Southern California Edison
Service Employees International Union- Native American Caucus
American Indian Community Council
General Info: Annette Phoenix (562) 392-2409
Vendor Info: Lisa Smith (909) 762-2846
Additional information: http://aiccla.org/
Origins: The Birth and Rise of Chinese American Communities is a permanent, cutting edge exhibition celebrating the growth and development of Chinese American enclaves from Downtown Los Angeles to the San Gabriel Valley. Tuesdays through Sundays 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. This is an ongoing exhibition.
Spanning the geographic region collectively referred to as Oceania, this comprehensive exhibition highlights masterworks from the three cultural regions of Micronesia, Melanesia, and Polynesia. Particular focus is placed on New Guinea, land of the headhunter, and the rich artistic traditions infused into daily and ritual life. Submerge into a visually stunning world and come face to face with larger-than-life masks, finely crafted feast bowls, objects associated with the secretive Sepik River men’s house, beautiful shell and feather currency, magic figures…
$5 - $6
Incorporating hundreds of objects, documents, and photographs collected by the Japanese American National Museum, this exhibition chronicles 130 years of Japanese American history, beginning with the early days of the Issei pioneers through the World War II incarceration to the present. Tuesdays through Sundays 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Thursdays 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. This is an ongoing exhibition.
Journey back through 5000 years of Chinese history and follow the efflorescence of arts throughout one of the world’s oldest living civilizations. From large painted ceramic pots used during the Neolithic period, to sculptures of camels and horses made at the height of the Silk Road, to beautiful embroidered silk court robes, and ivory carvings from the 19th century, this exhibition presents the importance of fine art made to be admired during life and depended on in the afterlife. Tuesdays…
5 - 6
Born in Hiroshima, Japan, Sadako Sasaki was two years old when the atomic bomb was dropped on the city. When she was twelve, she contracted leukemia and was hospitalized. One of her roommates at the hospital told her about the Japanese belief that anyone who folds one thousand cranes would be granted a wish, so Sadako began folding cranes with the hope of recovering from her disease. Sadly, although she folded 1,300 cranes, she died on October 25, 1955. Tuesdays…