Ladies Valley Landback Event & Art Auction

2:00pm5:00pm PST


  • Instructor American River Conservancy

Join ARC for a fundraising event with Native American storytelling and music, an art auction, refreshments, and local wines to give back land to CCAWW, a native-based non-profit serving local Miwok people. Funds will support a cultural heritage site, originally known as Coso Village and inhabited by the Miwok people for centuries. On land embracing the free-flowing Cosumnes River, local tribes will build a village of traditional bark houses and once again care for the land by gathering and tending plants for food, medicine, and culture. Funding will also support the initial stewardship of the property's vital landscape. Communities will benefit from a place to learn traditional knowledge from living descendants. With the completion of this transfer, the property will belong to the local Indigenous community in perpetuity. Join us in REI's outdoor Green Room to relax and enjoy the beautiful Autumn weather with coffee from Pachamama, Floof Cotton Candy, and gear from Urban Native Era, an Indigenous-owned and operated clothing company. This event is an opportunity to witness history, to come together to support our local Indigenous people, and to celebrate with likeminded partners.