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HSU Hosts California Big Time April 4

Humboldt State University will host its eighth annual California Big Time & Social Gathering on Saturday, April 4, 10:30 to 7pm in the West Gym.   This public celebration of American Indian culture includes multiple song and dance performances, American Indian regalia, an Indian Card Game Tournament, and an "Amazing Race," a competitive tour that introduces college-bound youngsters to the HSU campus.   Founded on the principles of enhancing and sustaining Native languages, cultures, and traditions, HSU's Big Time has provided our Native communities with a space to honor the ways of life and the values of our ancestors.   This year's dances groups include Tolowa Nation Dancers, Point Arena Manchester Coastal Pomo Dancers, Maidu Traditionalists, HSU's Danza Azteca, and much, much more.   Artists and vendors will also be on hand as well as food booths, including Indian Tacos.   The 2015 HSU Big Time is anticipated to gather around 1,200 people plus about 70 businesses, services, and non-profits for sharing and learning about ceremonial dances, regalia, songs, history, and traditions.   This event is proudly hosted by the university's Council of American Indian Faculty and Staff (CAIFS), Native American Center for Academic Excellence, Indian Tribal & Educational Personnel Program (ITEPP), Native American Studies, Indigenous Peoples Student Alliance, and the MultiCultural Center, among others.   The 8th annual California Big Time and Social Gathering is a free public event open to the community on Saturday, April 4th from 10:30am to7pm in the West Gym. Details, disability access, and shuttle maps are available at the MultiCultural Center at (707) 826.3364 or For more information, please contact Mona Mazzotti at (707)826.3369 or

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