Rumsen Ohlone Ceremony
Ceremony is keeping tradition alive, keeping the community together, and helping each other out. Ceremony is usually composed of Talking Circles, Sweats, and Healing Ceremonies. It also brings the Tribal members in direct connection with our mother earth and is a time for healing of the land, people and all of our relations. Ceremony usually takes place in the summer month of July in a 10 day event where Ohlone come from all over to fast, support their families, and meet new relatives. On average, 70 people attend ceremony, which has been continuing annually for 30 years.
4 years were spent at Pacheco Pass
8 years were spent at Indian Canyon, Hollister
4 years were spent at Crissy Field, San Francisco
4 years were spent at Coyote Hills, San Francisco
1 year was spent at Moss Landing, Monterey
2 years were spent at Candlestick Park
8 years were at the Presidio of San Francisco
Ceremony always takes place on ancestral land, so as to connect with the ancestors and the land, and to show the public that the Ohlone are still there. In the following years to come, we hope to return our ceremonies back to Carmel, California.