Stories of American Indian Relocation: Talking Circle + Potluck

Stories of American Indian Relocation: Talking Circle + Potluck

Thursday, March 9  |  6-8pm  |  Free with Admission

Between 1952 and 1980, thousands of American Indians left their reservations for one of six major cities in the United States. The program was designed to offer economic opportunities, assimilation into mainstream society and eventually end the reservation system. Many thrived in the cities, while others facing loneliness and cultural erosion. Ultimately, it united native peoples from diverse tribes, creating the modern Pan–Indian identity. 

The talking circle is a traditional way for Native American people to discuss and share stories collectively. Join us as we talk with members of the San Jose Indian community who migrated to the area as part of the relocation program and enjoy one another's company as a community. 

Please feel free to bring a dish or dessert to share with everyone.