On October 3, 2010 Apprenticeship team Linda Yamane and Carol Bachmann demonstrated Ohlone basketry for the public at “A Gathering of Ohlone Peoples” at Coyote Hills Regional Park in Fremont, California. At this event, Ohlone people descending from different Ohlone language areas come together to share Ohlone culture with the public at a lively one-day event. Hundreds of people visited the park throughout the day to listen to storytelling, learn traditional skills, talk to Ohlone people, hear their personal stories, watch the dancers, and get the very clear message that “we are still here!”
Carol and I demonstrated the art of Ohlone basketweaving and displayed our past work, as we fielded the questions of our many visitors. And … Carol inserted her very first feathers!