California Native American Day
California Native American Day, celebrated each year on the forth Friday of September, was established in 1998 as an official state holiday to teach people of all ages about the tribal cultures, histories and heritage of California's Native American Tribes. Flyer>
California Native American Day Barbecue
Hosted by the Buena Vista Rancheria of Me-Wuk Indians, following the Annual Native American Day event at the State Capitol. Come share the afternoon with us and manhy of our tribal friends, sisters and brothers. This annual event is relaxed and peaceful as we sit beneath the trees at Miller Park in Sacramento. Barbecue takes place at Miller Park, end of Broadway in Sacramento. Great BBQ and drinks. Bring your favorite side dish. Directions >
National American Indian Heritage Day
The President of the United State has officially claimed November as National American Indian Heritage Day. In recognition and observance of National American Indian Heritage Month and California Indian Heritage Month, you are invited to come celebrate with us. Please bring your lunch and enjoy learning more about local Native American culture and history. (Details TBA)
Buena Vista Rancheria Fall Dance
This event has grown into a much anticipated day! All Dancers Welcome! Potluck Dinner. Tribes come together to celebrate through dance.
Buena Vista Rancheria, 4650 Coal Mine Road, Ione, CA 95640. For more information call Marty Natividad at (916) 370-1149.
2011 date and time to be announced.
Fall Festival, Honoring the Elders
On this day we honor the Elders. At this event, young Tribal members serve the Elders a wonderful home-cooked meal. This event is not only to honor the Elders, but to teach the younger generation the respect deserved to their Elders. The knowledge comes from our Elders and bringing both Elders and children together bridges that gap. We celebrate the gift of dance with traditional and Aztec dancers. The day winds down with a full stomach and a game of bingo! We have adopted this as an annual gathering.
Children’s Christmas Party
The Tribe hosts an annual Christmas party. Our tribe wants to ensure that our children are not forgotten on this day. Our Tribal members and staff, along with many volunteers create a wonderful holiday environment for our local Native and non-Native children. Santa and his elves will be there handing out stockings and posing for pictures with the children. Pizza, popcorn and beverages are served to all the families. The Buena Vista Child Development Center children perform for our guests, and Native dancers provide traditional and Aztec dances as well.