Even if your tribe is Samoan or Swedish you are very welcome at this weekend’s 7th Annual Big Time Gathering with a ‘7 Generations’ theme under the aegis of the Costonoan Rumsen Carmel Tribe at the Rob Hill Campground in the Presidio. Friday includes a youth-focussed Tule Boat Project. Saturday it starts with a Prayer Circle Meeting at noon followed by raffles, story telling and a clapstick competition including voice chants. It is incontrovertible proof that Native American traditions are still thriving despite the grim picture presented in the current best seller “There, There”. Admission is free,

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