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Native Contemporary Arts Festival

Sun, Jun 16, 12:00pm3:00pm

A large group of native peoples dressed in traditional regalia, standing outdoors on a green lawn, front-facing.
Sun, Jun 16
12:00pm – 3:00pm
Great Lawn, Yerba Buena Gardens
Mission St. between 3rd & 4th Sts.
San Francisco, CA + Google Map
(415) 543-1718


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A beloved Father’s Day tradition celebrating the creativity of North America’s indigenous peoples, the 26th annual Native Contemporary Arts Festival showcases a diverse array of Native music, dance, spoken word, visual artists, vendors and crafts. The program is curated by Janeen Antoine (Sicangu Lakota), American Indian Contemporary Arts’ founder and producer of the weekly KPFA 94.1 broadcast Bay Native Circle.


  • L. Frank, Open Prayer Song and Land Acknowledgement
  • Winnama Ba-Kay Yachma Pomo Dancers
  • Sweet Lodge Sistaz
  • All Nations Drum / Youth Dancers Round Dance
  • Manny Lieras on Father’s Day and Honor Song
  • Twice As Good Blues Band
  • L. Frank, Closing Prayer Song

Art activities:

  • Celeste Aguilar – Beadwork Bracelets
  • Nizhoni Ellenwood – Corn husk dolls
  • Monique Sonoquie – Natural Windchimes
  • Ernesto Hernandez Olmos – Jaguar masks



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