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Welcome to CIHC Outreach page for the California Indian Heritage Center (CIHC)’s hub for online engagement! We believe that all California Native Americans have a voice in the development of the CIHC. Whether it's innovative ideas, personal experiences, or constructive criticism - we invite you to join the conversation and help shape the future of the CIHC.

About the Community Outreach Initiative

The community outreach process is focused on reaching as many California tribes (recognized and unrecognized) and Native Americans as possible in the development of CIHC. Throughout the year, we'll share updates on this website. This site will also offer new ways to add feedback on specific topics. Sign-up to follow the project and stay in the loop, participate, and follow.



Upcoming Outreach Workshop Events ...


Virtual Workshop!

Friday, March 8, 2023

1:00 - Open Workshop for Anyone
3:00 - Youth & Education Focused Discussion

Register & Zoom Login for all outreach events at: https://bit.ly/42CrNeG


CIHC Outreach Event in Monterey

Saturday, March 9, 2023 @ 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey
453 Van Buren Street, Monterey, CA 93940


Agenda
10:00 - 10:30 Special Music Performance (free for participants)
10:30 - 12:00 CIHC Outreach Workshop & Brunch






Click here to download the Monterey Event Flyer



Participate to Win a CIHC Acorn Blanket!

By participating in Outreach Workshop Events, completing an online Survey, or entering the #MyCaliAcornArt Coloring Contest, you will be eligible to win a coveted one-of-a-kind CIHC Acorn Blanket.

  1. Survey - open for online completion (click here).
  2. #MyCaliAcornArt Coloring Contest - art pages from the "Acorn Coloring Artbook" are now available to download. Visit our #MyCaliAcornArt page to get involved.

Sample of some of the submitted colored art pages




Behind the Design of the Outreach Brand

The acorn is representative of California Native American cultural landscapes and symbolic of the commonalities and differences of Native American tribes and people. Where acorns grow, how they are picked, the vessels that carry them, and the techniques of processing them for food or adornment, are all part of the distinctive traditions and culture of California Native Americans. Acorns are a symbolic reminder of traditional values. As one of our artists shared, “Acorns are as unique as our traditions … and our traditions are as unique as our acorns,” — Meyo Marrufo. The design of the logo art is meant to represent Outreach throughout the state and its vast regions. The acorns and leaves represent the variety of species found across the state. Artist Eric Wilder’s purposeful design is described this way: “The outreach center starts at the inside circle and follows outward through each acorn, through each leaf and its veins. The inner triangles, or arrowhead points, face outward, representing outreach, while the inward-facing arrowheads represent input from the outreach. These inward and outward facing arrowheads that are common forms of our basketry, here represent collaboration and sharing.”


Welcome to CIHC Outreach page for the California Indian Heritage Center (CIHC)’s hub for online engagement! We believe that all California Native Americans have a voice in the development of the CIHC. Whether it's innovative ideas, personal experiences, or constructive criticism - we invite you to join the conversation and help shape the future of the CIHC.

About the Community Outreach Initiative

The community outreach process is focused on reaching as many California tribes (recognized and unrecognized) and Native Americans as possible in the development of CIHC. Throughout the year, we'll share updates on this website. This site will also offer new ways to add feedback on specific topics. Sign-up to follow the project and stay in the loop, participate, and follow.



Upcoming Outreach Workshop Events ...


Virtual Workshop!

Friday, March 8, 2023

1:00 - Open Workshop for Anyone
3:00 - Youth & Education Focused Discussion

Register & Zoom Login for all outreach events at: https://bit.ly/42CrNeG


CIHC Outreach Event in Monterey

Saturday, March 9, 2023 @ 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey
453 Van Buren Street, Monterey, CA 93940


Agenda
10:00 - 10:30 Special Music Performance (free for participants)
10:30 - 12:00 CIHC Outreach Workshop & Brunch






Click here to download the Monterey Event Flyer



Participate to Win a CIHC Acorn Blanket!

By participating in Outreach Workshop Events, completing an online Survey, or entering the #MyCaliAcornArt Coloring Contest, you will be eligible to win a coveted one-of-a-kind CIHC Acorn Blanket.

  1. Survey - open for online completion (click here).
  2. #MyCaliAcornArt Coloring Contest - art pages from the "Acorn Coloring Artbook" are now available to download. Visit our #MyCaliAcornArt page to get involved.

Sample of some of the submitted colored art pages




Behind the Design of the Outreach Brand

The acorn is representative of California Native American cultural landscapes and symbolic of the commonalities and differences of Native American tribes and people. Where acorns grow, how they are picked, the vessels that carry them, and the techniques of processing them for food or adornment, are all part of the distinctive traditions and culture of California Native Americans. Acorns are a symbolic reminder of traditional values. As one of our artists shared, “Acorns are as unique as our traditions … and our traditions are as unique as our acorns,” — Meyo Marrufo. The design of the logo art is meant to represent Outreach throughout the state and its vast regions. The acorns and leaves represent the variety of species found across the state. Artist Eric Wilder’s purposeful design is described this way: “The outreach center starts at the inside circle and follows outward through each acorn, through each leaf and its veins. The inner triangles, or arrowhead points, face outward, representing outreach, while the inward-facing arrowheads represent input from the outreach. These inward and outward facing arrowheads that are common forms of our basketry, here represent collaboration and sharing.”


  • Introduction

    This survey will help identify important perspectives and ideas for the design of the California Indian Heritage Center in West Sacramento. Information gathered will form the basis of an Interpretive Findings Report as a guiding document for the continued development of the facility design. The survey contains 30 questions and should take roughly 5-10 minutes. Your opinion is valuable! As a thank you for your time, at the end of the survey you can enter a raffle giveaway. All information you provide is 100% confidential. Thank you in advance for sharing your thoughts and ideas for the future design of the California Indian Heritage Center.

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