California History Center

California History Center

Ohlone Elders & Youth Speak: Restoring a California Legacy

A photographic exhibition Los Gatos/Saratoga Camera Club

"I appreciate this chance I’ve been given: to realize I’m Ohlone, that I’m on the land where my great-great-grandparents survived, and to be who I am today.  By honoring the past and continuing my education as well as always respecting my elders and learning from them, I can gain more knowledge and then be able to share that knowledge with our youth".  

 KANYON SAYERS-ROODS
Coyote Woman
Costanoan Ohlone Mutsun & Chumash,
Indian Canyon Nation

 

Exhibition Date and Hours

Begin October 23
Monday - Thursdays
10:00 a.m. - noon, 1 - 4 p.m.

Friday by appointment

Please Join us for a Reception

Saturday, October 28, 1 p.m., CHC

Panel discussion with Ohlone Youth Activists

Thursday, November 2nd

1:30 p.m., Hinson Campus Center, Conference Rooms A & B

 

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About the Exhibition

Ohlone Elders & Youth Speak: Restoring a California Legacy, is an exhibit featuring photography of the Ohlone people by Photographer Ruth Morgan and Ohlone history gathered by Oral Historian Janet Clinger. This exhibition celebrates multi-generational efforts of the Ohlone people to keep their cultures alive and thriving. Compelling photographic images and riveting oral histories dispel the myth that the Ohlone are extinct and illuminates the life experience of people living between two cultures that are often in opposition. The exhibit reflects the challenges of 21st Century Ohlone: protection of sacred burial sites, truth telling regarding the history of California Native Peoples, the significance of the arts and crafts resurgence and a vision for the future of the Ohlone Peoples.


For more information about the exhibition, contact

Executive Director, Tom Izu  at 408.864.8986 or by e-mail at izutom@deanza.edu.

Staff Assistant, Azha Simmons at 408.864.5834 or by e-mail at simmonsazha@fhda.edu



California History Center
Building: CHC
Contact: Tom Izu
Phone: 408.864.8986
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Last Updated: 9/25/17