Marin Community Foundation sponsored the inaugural Marin Powwow on March 19, which was hosted by the Marin American Indian Alliance. More than 1,000 attendees enjoyed drum groups, traditional dancers, arts and crafts and a raffle. The colorful community event featured the cultural diversity of several indigenous peoples.
“MCF is proud to support events in the county that celebrate the rich diversity of our community. The inaugural Marin Powwow introduced many to the rich history of our indigenous peoples and served as a powerful reminder that they are important and valued members of our current community,” said Vikki Garrod, the foundation’s chief communications officer.
Since 1968 the Marin American Indian Alliance has supported members of more than 40 different tribes living and working in Marin. It provides a venue for tribal cultural and spiritual gatherings where, using traditional intertribal prayers and drumming, American Indians in Marin County and the Bay Area can connect with their heritage to maintain self-esteem and cultural pride. The main objective is to provide education, information resources, and a support network system for the Native American Indian community. For more information, visit marinamericanindianalliance.org.