Living Culture Preservation

Dedicated to the wellbeing of our future generations, we honor our ancestors and their knowledge, practices, arts, traditions and lifeways. We engage in numerous activities and programs associated with Patwin culture. These include hosting cultural events, obtaining and archiving materials in our special collections and engaging in a variety of projects. Gatherings such as our annual Big Time ensure that sharing song and dance with our neighboring tribes is an enduring connection. We engage in several education programs within our Tribe as well as with outside organizations. Our archival collections help us research and plan a range of programs from creating modern films of our traditional stories to displays for the county libraries.