“Belonging”: Exploring Local Perspectives

THE NEVADA COUNTY ARTS COUNCIL, WITH a new grant from California Arts Council, has commissioned artist-in-residence Ruth Chase to create “Belonging.” Belonging is a community arts initiative led by Chase and funded in part by California Arts Council. “Belonging is about our vulnerable mountain home, and the people who tend it, love it and depend […]

A visit to the 7th annual Nisenan Heritage Day: honoring our past

We enjoyed the 7th annual Nisenan Heritage Day at the Nevada County campus of Sierra College this weekend. The event continues to grow each year, raising awareness of California’s Native Americans, including the Nisenan, the indigenous people of Nevada County. It draws people from throughout the region. “We’ve multiplied our resources and are getting stronger,” […]

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. – […]