Grass Valley and Nevada City: A Cultural District that rivals a big city

THOUGH IT’S A RURAL REGION, western Nevada County, anchored by historic Grass Valley and Nevada City, is a cultural district that rivals a much bigger city. Nevada City has more than 100 arts and cultural organizations; arts venues that attract the likes of jazz musician Wynton Marsalis, violinist Joshua Bell and singer-songwriter Willie Nelson; famous […]

Nisenan Heritage Day on November 12 in Grass Valley

BEFORE THE GOLD RUSH AND muddying of the Yuba and Bear rivers from hydraulic mining, “maj” (sounds like “my”), or salmon, were integral to the Nisenan way of life, says Shelly Covert, tribal council secretary of the Nevada City Rancheria, the indigenous people of the area. A Nisenan salmon doctor was in continual commune with […]

Nisenan Heritage 2015 on Nov. 6-7: Honoring our past

THE NISENAN PEOPLES OF THE SIERRA FOOTHILLS welcome their community to the 6th annual Nisenan Heritage Day celebration at the Grass Valley campus of Sierra College, November 6-7. Learn the history of the tribe and their stunning journey through time. This is a story of enormous challenges and triumphant survival through California’s distant eons and […]

Nisenan Heritage Day is November 2 in Grass Valley

“Rekindling the Spirit” with the Nisenan of Nevada County What: 4th Annual Nisenan Heritage Day Who: The Nisenan Tribe of the Nevada City Rancheria, Sierra College – Nevada County Campus, Judith Lowry of California Heritage: Indigenous Research Project (CHIRP) and the Nevada City Firehouse No. 1 Museum When: Saturday, November 2, 2013 11 a.m. – […]

Judith Lowry’s Artistic Reflections on Native California

The exhibit “Our Stories” is a collection of vibrant, large scale narratives that Judith Lowry painted over the past 20 years. Her themes include family stories, California Native oral traditions, pop culture, women’s roles, and politics. She uses symbols inspired by her California Indian roots, mixing her family histories with important oral histories. Weh-Pom and […]

Art at the Powell House in Nevada City

The newly restored Powell House in Nevada City is hosting art exhibits. Renowned Painter Judith Lowry is hosting an art exhibit at the Powell House — open Tuesday through Saturday until November 10. The opening for “Evolutions of Tradition: A Survey of Californian Indian Art” was held the evening before Nisenan Heritage Day and was […]