Shasta Historical Society partners with local Native community group to celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ History Days Friday, October 19 and Saturday, October 20, 2018.
What: Tending the Wild
When: Friday, October 19, 2018 at 6:00 pm
Where: The Cascade Theatre
What: Street Fair
When: Saturday October 20, 2018 from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Where: Market St. Demonstration Block in front of the Cascade Theatre
What: Taste of Tradition
When: October 20, 2018 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Where: The Atrium
Mark your calendars: October 19 and 20, 2018, is Indigenous Peoples’ History Days. The Shasta Historical Society is partnering with representatives from local tribes to commemorate indigenous history. These free programs include a special screening of the documentary Tending the Wild, a street fair in front of the Cascade Theatre in Downtown Redding, and Taste of Tradition, a sampling of indigenous cuisine at the Atrium.
Tending the Wild will be shown at the Cascade Theatre at 6 p.m. with doors opening to the public at 5:30 p.m. This documentary shines light on the environmental knowledge of indigenous peoples across California by exploring how they have actively shaped and tended the land for millennia, in the process developing a deep understanding of plant and animal life. This series examines how humans are necessary to live in balance with nature and how traditional practices can inspire a new generation of Californians to tend their environment. Co-produced by KCETLink Media Group and the Autry Museum, this six-part multimedia series and one-hour documentary special are presented in association with California Continued, a groundbreaking exhibition at the Autry.
Enjoy food, music, information booths, and tribal vendors at the fair from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. Following the street fair, Bay area chef Vince Medina, who specializes in the preparation of indigenous foods, will be serving tastings of indigenous cuisine at The Atrium from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
This program is made possible thanks to the Shasta Historical Society’s community partners: Viva Downtown, Jefferson Live, KKRN Radio, and local indigenous groups.