2018 HARAMOKNGNA SPRING FESTIVAL
SATURDAY JUNE 9TH10 AM - 5 PM
(Come to Haramokngna)
On Saturday, June 9th 2018 for our Spring Festival here at Haramokngna. Located in the Angeles National Forest, come out to participate in workshops, sample native plant cooking, check out our vendors, hike, and much more!
WIth a Special Presentation of cultural cooking using california native plants presented by the Chia Café Collective.
All Day Activities!
Live Performances by
Tracy Lee Nelson
Blues Musician/Singer/Song Composer
SOCAL- Alternative / Rock / Indie pop band
The Chia Café Collective is a group of southern California tribal members and collaborators committed to the revitalization of Native food, medicines, culture, and community.
Come refocus your cultural lens. A unique Yucca presentation, lead by memebers of the Chia Café Collective, will with show you how to process Yucca Blossums for medicinal and as an ingrident in your next meal. Also come and engage in Southern California enthnobany discussions and how to harvest with resepct and ettiquette.
Be sure to check out their amazing book, ‘Cooking the Native Way’.
This cookbook invites you to experience the Native American cultures of Southern California through their foods. Full-color photos and detailed recipes showcase the diversity, health, and flavor of modern cuisine made from Southern California native plants in combination with other foods.
Click the photo to pick up your copy today!
Saturday & Sunday – June 9-10
APPLY FOR THE 2-DAY YUCCA WORKSHOP!
Are you interested in a weekend learning from tribal members committed to the revitalization of Native food, medicines, culture, and community; in this workshop, through hands-on lessons and discussions centered around the Yucca?
“Renegotiating Our Relationships with Nature”: ‘Akoo’ → Foothill Yucca (Hesperoyucca whipplei). The yucca is an important native plant which indigenous people have had a relationship with for thousands of years. From harvesting blossoms and leaves, to making food and fiber, this is a unique experience that will take you out of the city and into a place of nature and knowledge.
We welcome you to apply if you can commit to the 2-day, Saturday & half-Sunday schedule, “refocusing your cultural lens,” and taking the time to learn to renegotiate your relationship with the nature.
We will review your application and let you know by June 4 if you’ve been selected to participate in the workshop. All our teachers are giving generously with their time, so we ask that participants come with an open mind ready to learn and participate together. Space is limited to 30, so please RSVP only if you can commit to both days.
Use the form to the right or use the button below!
BECOME A VENDOR
Please download and fill out the form to apply to be a vendor at the 2018 Haramokngna Spring Festival.
We are also open to informational booths!
To submit the form or ask any questions, email Tornelas@haramokngna.org
Become a Volunteer at Haramokngna!
Please fill out the form below
Haramokngna American Indian Cultural Center was established in 1998 by Tribal representatives to exhibit a space that shares the story of the five tribes local to the San Gabriel Mountains: Tataviam, Tongva, Chumash, Kitanemuk, and Serrano. Haramokngna, which means the “place where people gather”, is an important cultural geography where historic trade routes meet and people from the local tribes came to exchange goods.
June 9th is also NATIONAL GET OUTDOORS DAY that encourages healthy, active outdoor fun at sites across the nation.
The Forest Service waives recreation fees! Enjoy day-use sites for FREE!
Haramokngna was honored to host Dine’ Weavers from Black Mesa – Big Mountain areas who visited and provided a demonstration of the preparation of the wool and weaving of the rugs.
Haramoknga is located in the Angeles National Forest. We encourage carpooling with friends and enjoy the scenic route up! Be safe!