September 22 - 23, 2022

Join us in celebrating California Native American Day!

September 22, 2022

California Native American Day events at the college

California Native American Day Celebration

Learn about Native American cultures, college classes, supports for Indigenous students, and more!

September 22, 2022

11:00 am - 2:00 pm, outside the Aptos cafeteria

Guest Speaker: Bernie Gomez

Connect with guest speaker Bernie Gomez (a Program and Leadership Assistant at MILPA) and hear about his efforts to fight toward the cultural liberation of La Gente! (Learn more)

September 22, 2022

12:00 - 1:30 pm, Room A150, Watsonville Center

Lunch will be provided

Film Screening

Attend a screening of the film, Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World

September 22, 2022

6:00 - 8:00 pm, Samper Recital Hall, Aptos campus

Because this is an indoor event, face masks will be required.

Planning to attend? Please RSVP, so we can estimate the number of attendees.

Land Acknowledgement

The land on which we gather is the unceded territory of the Awaswas-speaking Uypi Tribe. Today there are no known survivors of the Awaswas Nation. The Amah Mutsun Tribal Band, comprised of the descendants of Indigenous people taken to missions Santa Cruz and San Juan Bautista during Spanish colonization of the Central Coast, is today working hard to restore traditional stewardship practices on these lands to honor the Awaswas and heal from historical trauma.

California Native American Day celebration at the State Capitol

Visit the California Native American Day website to learn more about the history of the holiday and to get information about this year's events at the State Capitol.