Now that everything is winding down we are happy to say that this year’s “Big Time” Gathering & Pow Wow was a success. We thank The Creator for the gift he gave us we really needed the rain. It was nice to see that it didn’t affect the participation or attendance. It made us very happy to look around and see everyone huddled under all of the pop-ups. Everyone sharing their shelter with family, friends, and some even strangers. THANK YOU and see you next year!
We will be having our Community Sweat on Saturday 4/18/15 with a potluck so bring you favorite food. that day we will also be having dance practice & Regalia class please call tony Cerda for the address
Costanoan Rumsen Carmel Tribe 23rd Annual “Big Time” Gathering and Pow Wow and 2nd Annual Art Exhibit and Contest
For Pow Wow Information For Exhibitors Information Art Show Contest Information
Tony Cerda Pete Whitehorse Henri Mascorro
Phone: (909) 623-7889 Phone: (760) 953-7010 Phone: (909) 480-6586
Thousands of people from all over California will gather to enjoy the 23th annual “Big Time” Ohlone Tribal Gathering, featuring the Traditional Dances of the Costanoan People passed down from our Ancestors. Come join us at Tony Cerda Park (located at the Corner of Park and Grand. Pomona, California) in celebrating the Native American Culture. Enjoy the sight and sound of Native dance and music. Taste the delicious Native American food such as Indian Fry bread, Indian Tacos, and Strawberry Shortcake on a Fry bread. Exhibitors will have Native American instruments, fashion, jewelry, and accessories on display.
On Friday the 24th we will be having our Traditional Native American dances such as Ocean Water, Acorn, Bear, and Eagle dances at 6pm.
On Saturday the 25th Honoring our Veterans and our Art Contest. Judging will be at 1:00pm winners will be announced 6:00pm at the Pow Wow.
On Sunday the 26th Grand Entry is at 12 noon and the Blessing of the Children at 2pm gathering ends at 6pm with our raffle.
Our Pow Wow is our way of educating the public about the culture of the Native American Community. Our annual event is to revive and maintain cultural/spiritual aspects of C.R.C.T. and other Native Americans to give future generations a sense of purpose and the true meaning of his/her beginnings and future… to maintain the museum of history of the heritage of the indigenous people of California… Provide Native American Language classes in keeping with UNESCO’s Mother Language Day, 2015. Please come out and support the ongoing work to preserve the indigenous heritage of the Costanoan Rumsen Carmel Tribe of the Ohlone Nation.
To show support of our projects such as health and wellness, education, and culture please contact Tony Cerda information above or here on our website and click on the donate button. If you want to show your support in our program book you options are
Deadline for mail in entry forms: Monday April 20th at 5pm at the C.R.C.T Tribal Office located at 244 E. 1st St. Pomona, CA 91766. Fee MUST be enclosed with form
Deadline for walk-in entry forms: Participants MUST turn in all Artwork on Saturday April 25th at Tony Cerda Park 400 W. Grand Ave. No later than 10am at the Art Booth
Pickup: Judged Artwork Sunday April 26th at 5pm at the Art booth
One entry per person, appropriate content for public use. Third party entries will be disqualified. Minimum size 8X11 inches, Maximum size 11X17 inches. Any medium (material) is acceptable; paper, poster board, canvas, wood, cardboard, pencil, pen, marker, paint, crayon, watercolor, acrylic, oil, charcoal, digital art, photography and illustration.
This Saturday Oct, 4th We will be at the University of Berkley praying for the return of our ancestors remains to be buried back in the ground together with people of many relegious denominations that are truly concerned About this desicration of our ancestors remains 7:30 am on campus hope to see you there!
Reminder: The Aquarium of the Pacific this weekend September 20th and 21st! Bring your regalia so you can dance and show your Ohlone Love! Hope to see you there! Any questions call the office! (909) 623-7889