PALM SPRINGS — If you have never been to the Kewet Native American Learning Day and Market, mark your calendars now for this not-to-be-missed event.
On Saturday, Nov. 2, the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians will present the third annual Kewet Native American Learning Day and Market. The event begins at 9 a.m. and continues to 1 p.m. at Palm Springs High School. The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians will share its culture and history with community members and visitors.
The event is presented by the Tribe in partnership with the city of Palm Spring and the Palm Springs Unified School District. Admission is free. An abundance of activities are scheduled throughout the day for participants of all ages. Reserve your free ticket today by clicking here.
Agua Caliente Tribal Chairman Jeff Grubbe, Palm Springs Unified Superintendent of Schools Dr. Sandra Lyon and Palm Springs Mayor Robert Moon will welcome guests at the center stage at 10 a.m.
Kewet, the Cahuilla word for fiesta, will feature activities including bird singers and dancers; demonstrations and hands-on activities such as basket weaving, beading, gourd rattle making; traditional games; food; and a Native American Market.
“This learning day provides an opportunity for us to share our culture and history with neighbors and surrounding communities,” Tribal Chairman Jeff L. Grubbe said. “We are pleased to partner with the city of Palm Springs and the Palm Springs Unified School District on this special event.”
Bird singers will sing throughout the day and the activities will take place in the open courtyard area of Palm Springs High School, the softball field and inside the Richards Center for the Arts (former Palm Springs High Auditorium).
“The City of Palm Springs is deeply honored to partner each year with the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians and the school district to sponsor this fantastic event focused on educating our community about Native American culture and their important heritage in Palm Springs,” said Mayor Robert Moon. “I invite everyone in the Coachella Valley to join us on Saturday at Palm Springs High School for what is sure to be an outstanding day of learning.”
“Palm Springs Unified School District is very pleased and excited to partner with the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians and City of Palm Springs to host the annual Kewet Native American Learning Day and Market,” said PSUSD Supt. of Schools Dr. Sandra Lyon. “We are looking forward to this wonderful day of learning and entertainment and encourage our community to come out and enjoy the festivities.”
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