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California Indian Market and Peace Pow Wow in San Juan Bautista, CA

 

 

SAN JUAN BAUTISTA - California Indian Market and Peace Pow Wow is an annual event to celebrate peace. Native American Indian culture, festive costumes, products, art and a variety of goods and services are all explored in the 26th annual celebration held at Mission San Juan Bautista. Held 3 days, May 1-2, 2010, a ceremony opens the event at 10 a.m. on Saturday honoring our ancestors with prayer.

 

Organized by a renown local artist from San Juan Bautista, Elayne da Silva-Reyna aka “Laynee Reyna” or Bluebird Woman is a visionary who's worked in many careers and helped many people through service as a military medic during wartime, private pilot and member of the Flying Doctors, who assist people in need of medical help in other countries, volunteering their time and services, and as a spiritual counselor to help people through their grief and issues that hold them back from living life to its fullest.

Reyna formed the non-profit One Earth, One People, Peace Vision, Inc. to help empower people to restore honorable and respectful relationships through understanding that all life is sacred and interconnected. She won a silver medal/second place in the 2003 National Veterans Creative Arts Festival for her portrait of prophet “Medicine Song Woman- Bernice Torrez”, Kashaya-Pomo California Indian, and daughter of renowned Shaman Woman, Essie Parrish, and donates proceeds from fund-raising events such as the California Indian Market and Peace Pow Wow to bring art into the lives of youth with supplies and instruction.

 

Cinco de Mayo will be honored, too, as all people join in a friendship dance.  Cost: $1 donation requested,  all donations accepted and benefit Peace Vision's youth projects.  Call: (831) 623-4771 or peacevision.net.

 



California Indian Market & Peace Pow Wow, Celebrating Cinco de Mayo & World Cultures
San Juan Bautista, CA
Mission San Juan Bautista Lot on Second Street
10:00 am - 7:00 pm

Native American artists, dancers, drummers and singers from North and South America and multi-cultural vendors will be in San Juan Bautista from 10am to 7 pm.

One Earth One People Peace Vision and the San Juan Intertribal Council is billed as a "living prayer for world peace" along with a show and sale of arts and crafts. Included are basketry, dance regalia, dolls, dream catchers, drums, jewelry, paintings, pottery, sculpture, weavings and more!

Entertainment:

* Xipe Totec Aztec Dancers will present the Fire Dance and White Eagle Dance celebrating Cinco De Mayo both days at 3 and 5 p.m. Audiences are invited by the Aztec Dancers and maestro Gerardo Salinas of Mexico City to participate in the World Peace Dance.
* The California Indian Intertribal Dancers will give a memorial honoring of California medicine song woman Bernice Torrez, Kashaya Pomo, daughter of famed Essie Parrish. Before Bernice’s death in 1996, Torrez annually sang sacred medicine songs at the 10 a.m. opening ceremonies. She formed the young peoples group to do the ancient dance and songs to help people heal and enjoy life. They will perform Sunday morning at 11 a.m. to honor Bernice Torrez.
* San Juan Intertribal Council will drum and chant ancestral honoring songs for heroism of veterans, children, women, men, elders and families who foster peace in their homes and communities. All peoples in traditional regalia are invited to participate in the Peace Pow Wow dances. Families are invited to do the Round Dance for world peace around the drum. Council Peace Chief Sonne Reyna offers these songs on his CD ‘Healing Songs of Earth and Sky’ created with famed musician Steven Halpern. Children are also invited to place their handprints and sign their names on the World Peace Teepee.

Schedule of Dancers, Drums & Music:

11:00 A.M.
KANYON SAYERS-ROODS
BLESSING SON
11:30 A.M.
ALLISON BARNES
CELTIC DANCERS
11:45 A.M.
PATRICK OROZCO
CALIFORNIA INDIAN DANCERS
12:45 A.M.
TRIQUI COPALA
WOMEN DANCERS
1:00 P.M.
SWIFTCLOUD
DRUM AND DANCERS
2:30 P.M.
STALIN LEMA
FLUTIST
3:00 P.M.
XIPE TOTEC AZTEC DANCERS
FIRE & WHITE EAGLE DANCE
4:00 P.M.
SWIFTCLOUD DRUM
DRUM AND DANCER
5:30 P.M.
XIPE TOTEC AZTECS
FRIENDSHIP DANCE

Admission: $1.00 Donation benefits Peace Vision, 501c.3: Promoting Peace Through The Arts