I am a featherman (regalia maker). I specialize in dance regalia of the Wintu, Maidu, and associated tribes. I have been active in dance and ceremony for 30 years and have been an active maker for 20 years. I come from the Nomtipom wintu of Northern California. I am of…
Foodways, Tribal ecological knowledge and cultural landscapes, Bahtssal (Eastern Pomo language)
Cultural histories of Oakland
Traditional Indigenous foods, with a focus on acorns
Hmong New Year celebration
Residency featuring Indigenous artists from El Pueblo San Pablo Tijaltepec
Danza Azteca/Mexica
Filipinx food traditions and rituals
Lukumi and Palo Briyumba spiritual practices
For over four decades, proud daughter of Oaxaqueños, Maria Luisa Colmenarez has played a large role in ensuring Mexican folk dance remains accessible to the community while advocating for a larger presence in the performing arts space. She currently serves as the executive director of Danzantes Unidos de California, a…