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Dedication and Unveiling:
Cesar Chavez Student Center - West Plaza
San Francisco State University
Friday, November 20, 2009
11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Jack Adams Hall, Cesar Chavez Student Center
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
The Native American Mural was commissioned in October, 2005, by the Cesar
Chavez Student Center Governing Board. It will be dedicated on
November 20, 2009. The mural depicts community activism, self
determination, resistance and survivance of Native American
peoples, and the defense of native lands.
The mural themes include:
- The connection between the SF State Strike of 1968-69 and the
occupation of Alcatraz.
- Self-determination and political struggle
- Ohlone tribal nation and other nations indigenous to the Bay Area
- Intertribal council of male and female leadership
- Genocide and Holocaust
- Exploitation and destruction of the land
The Program Features:
MCs: Dianna Baldwin, (Osage/Kaw/Cherokee) President, S.K.I.N.S
& Philip M. Klasky, Department of American Indian Studies (AIS)
Opening Blessing by Ann Marie Sayers (Ohlone)
Dr. Kenneth Monteiro, Dean of the College of Ethnic Studies
Dr. Jake Perea, Dean of the College of Education
Dr. Melissa Nelson (Anishinaabe/Métis [Turtle Mountain Chippewa])(AIS)
Dr. Andrew Jolivette (Creole/Opelousa/Atakapa)(AIS)
Dr. Elizabeth Parent (Athabascan)
Aimée Zenzele Barnes, Richard Oakes Multi-Cultural Center
Jackie Mendez, Chair, Native American Mural Committee
Mike Preston (Winnemum Wintu)
Frank Kellum (Choctaw/Chickasaw)
Hector Heredia (Apache/Dine’/Yaqui)
April McGill (Yuki/Wappo/Wailaki/Little Lake)(AIS/S.K.I.N.S)
Michele Maas (Anishinaabe)(Native American Health Center)
Mural Artists, Marc Nicely and Larry Sillaway (Yurok)
Dr. John Carlos Perea (Mescalero Apache)(AIS)
Kanyon Sayers Roods (Ohlone)
Eddie Madril (Pascua Yaqui)
San Francisco Mayor's Office Proclamation:
November 20, 2009 -- Richard Oakes Day
The Richard Oakes Family
Primary Artist: Marc Nicely in collaboration with Larry Sillaway
For more information:
Jacqueline Mendez Chair, Native American Arts Committee, 415-338-2093
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