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Oct. 3, 2017

The California History Center at De Anza College is hosting "Ohlone Elders and Youth Speak: Restoring a California Legacy," featuring photography by Ruth Morgan and oral history gathered by Janet Clinger.

The 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, while illuminating the life experience of people living between two cultures that are often in opposition.

Also depicted are the many challenges that the Ohlone face in the 21st century – from protecting sacred burial sites to telling the true history of California native peoples – as well as the resurgence of their arts and crafts resurgence and a vision for their future.

Read more in the Mercury News: "Exhibit about Ohlone Tribe to Open at De Anza College."

Exhibit Ends March 15, 2018

Cody PowersExhibit hours, starting Oct. 23:

Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m.

Friday by appointment

Reception for the exhibit:

Saturday, Oct. 28 at 1 p.m.

Admission is free and open to the public.

Kanyon Sayers-Roods

"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, Indian Canyon Nation

Funding provided in part by De Anza College DASB.

For more information:

Tom Izu, CHC executive director, 408.864.8986 or

Azha Simmons, CHC staff assistant, 408.864.5834 or

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