Nisenan Mural Community Celebration on May 22

On Sunday, May 22, from 3 pm – 6 pm, the community is invited to join members of the Nevada City Rancheria Nisenan Tribal to admire and celebrate the new mural created by Nisenan artists on at 309 Neal Street in downtown Grass Valley.

With food and beverages made available by the new El Barrio Mexican Market, music by local artists, and talks by Tribal Spokesperson Shelly Covert, Tribal member Jennifer Plunkett, muralist Nikila Badua, youth assistant Naomi Alani, and mural curator Haven Caravelli the public will learn more about the story behind the mural, local Indigenous history, the Nisenan’s recent addition to the California State Native American Heritage Commission list, an important acknowledgment for the tribe, and a big step forward in their ongoing fight for restoration of the federal recognition taken away from them by Congressional action in 1964.

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