This past Sunday, April 23, The Muwékma Ohlone Tribe participated in the Earth Day Event: Honoring The Earth, Building A Place Where Everybody Belongs. The event was hosted by The New Museum Los Gatos (NUMU) and Mosaic America.
The Muwekma Tribe welcomed attendees to our Thámien Ohlone ancestral homeland and presented a land acknowledgement. The day was filled with traditional and contemporary practices of belonging, cultural performances, and art-making. Following the land acknowledgement, the Muwekma Ohlone Dance Group and Miwuk relatives sang and danced in our traditional ways. We also set-up an information table and met many wonderful people from the Town of Los Gatos, including the very friendly Mayor Maria Ristow.
Muwékma Vice Chairwoman Monica V. Arellano had this to say about the event, “NUMU is a great partner of the Muwékma Ohlone People. We are so grateful to them for their alliance and tremendous work to educate the public about our Tribe. Earth Day ~ Pire ’I-Túuxi, in our Native Chochenyo language, is a powerful time for us to recognize that we are all here together, and that we are celebrating and honoring God, Mother Earth, the waterways, the land, the air that we breathe, and each other. Aho!”