The 14th annual Chumash Culture Day will go virtual this year, featuring California-style Native American singing and dancing in a Facebook Live event, 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23.
In past years, the event, which has always been free and open to the public, has featured arts and crafts, singing and dancing, and a traditional hand-game tournament at the Tribal Hall on the Santa Ynez Reservation.
This year, due to COVID-19 concerns associated with hosting special events, the tribe is moving Culture Day to an online format that can be viewed at https://www.facebook.com/SYChumashCultureDay2020.
The program will begin with an opening blessing, followed by the honoring of a Santa Ynez Chumash elder, then a host of California-style Native American singing and dancing. It will conclude with a video showing highlights from past Chumash Culture Days.
For more information, call the Santa Ynez Chumash Tribal Hall, 805-688-7997.