Yerba Buena Gardens 21st Annual Father’s Day Native American Ceremony/Performance

Yerba Performers

SAN FRANCISCO — On June 17, the Yerba Buena Gardens Festival hosted the 21st Annual Native Contemporary Arts Festival at its outdoor amphitheater. This annual arts festival is a partnership with American Indian Contemporary Arts, with generous support from the San Francisco Arts Commission’s Native American Arts and Cultural Traditions program.

Lakota Harden (Minnecoujou/Yankton Lakota and HoChunk) and Janeen Antoine (Sicangu Lakota) managed and put on a performance, ceremony, and prayer.

The performing dancers took to the stage, while others used the grass to perform.

The opening prayer was offered by a Kashia Pomo elder.


Bernadette Smith

Closing prayer by Kanyon Sayers-Roods (Coyote Woman), Mutsun Ohlone

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