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December 9, 2019
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Downstairs Program Room
800 Alma St.
Menlo Park, CA 94025
presenter Kanyon Sayers-Roods
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Honor the Past; Shape the Future

Monday, December 9, 2019

Kanyon CoyoteWoman Sayers-Roods offers a conversation about the Indigenous people of the Bay Area and what it means to honor native land and acknowledge the land in today's post colonial settler society.

Kanyon Coyote Woman Sayers-Roods was raised in Indian Canyon, the only federally-recognized Indian country from Sonoma to the coast of Santa Barbara. She offers a conversation about acknowledging our colonial past and the land we share, and strategizing a sustainable, healthy future.

This event is the first in our program series "Reclaiming Tradition, Reclaiming Health," running from November 4 - December 19, 2019, and accompanied by the traveling exhibition "A Voyage to Health," produced by the National Library of Medicine. 

About Kanyon Sayers-Roods
Kanyon Sayers-Roods is Costanoan Ohlone-Mutsun and Chumash; she also goes by her given Native name, “Coyote Woman”. She is proud of her heritage and her native name (though it comes with its own back story), and is very active in the Native Community. She is an Artist, Poet, Published Author, Activist, Student and Teacher. The daughter of Ann-Marie Sayers, she was raised in Indian Canyon, trust land of her family, which currently is one of the few spaces in Central California available for the Indigenous community for ceremony. Kanyon’s art has been featured at the De Young Museum, The Somarts Gallery, Gathering Tribes, Snag Magazine, and numerous Powwows and Indigenous Gatherings. She is a recent graduate of the Art Institute of California, Sunnyvale, obtaining her Associate and Bachelor of Science degrees in Web Design and Interactive Media. She is motivated to learn, teach, start conversations around decolonization and reinidgenization, permaculture and to continue doing what she loves, Art.