The Antelope Valley Indian Museum hosts an American Indian Celebration the first weekend of October every year.
The annual American Indian Celebration at Antelope Valley Indian Museum returns on October 4 and 5, 2014, from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Admission is $8 for adults (cash only). Children age 12 and under are free. Parking is free. Proceeds from the event will be used by Friends of the Antelope Valley Indian Museum to support museum programs.
This year we welcome the Little Creek Lodge Singers drum group from Tule River. They play in the Northern Traditional style. Native dancers are encouraged to join us and should contact the museum at 661-946-3055 prior to October 3 for complementary admission. Danza Azteca Xochipilli will return this year to share Aztec culture and dances. Be prepared to join them in the friendship dance! Ted and Dennis Garcia will share traditional stories from their Chumash culture.
If you need to refuel after participating in the friendship dance, visit Cecelia Begay’s booth to purchase Indian tacos and fry bread. The Friends of the Antelope Valley Indian Museum will have cold beverages, gelato, and sorbet for sale. These frozen treats will be created especially for this event by chef Tai Kim of Scoops.
Your favorite Native artists Cydnee Ashmore, Cecelia and Paul Begay, Alex Littlebow, Nadiya Littlewarrior, Michael Chas Williams, and Judy Einboden will sell jewelry, beadwork, gourd art, paintings, and crafts at the event. Mike Thompson will demonstrate flint knapping. Torres Martinez Tribal TANF and American Indian Families Partnership will be available to answer questions about assistance for Native families.
The museum will be open and staffed with knowledgeable museum docents. Families will enjoy trying their hand at pounding acorns and pine nuts at the touch table exhibit in Joshua Cottage.
For information, call the museum: 661-946-3055