Second Annual SUKINANIK’OY Festival
A Spiritual Collective Festival Restoring the Cultural Beauty of the Chumash

DATE: September 28, 2013
TIME: 10 am - 10 pm
PLACE: 1804 E. Ojai Ave, Ojai (next to the Lumber yard, American Flag Flying)
Cost: Adults $5, Children free

On September 28th, 2013, the SECOND ANNUAL Festival of SUKINANIK’OY, a celebration of bringing Chumash History back to life in Ventura County, will be held at The Pottery Studio, 1804 E. Ojai Avenue, Ojai from 10 am to 10 pm. Sukinanik’oy is a Native American word meaning, “to bring back to life”. For the Barbareno/Ventureno band of Mission Indians (BVBMI), this is a day of celebrating the first time land has been returned to the original people of the land in Ventura County.

Artifacts and human remains were unearthed on Saticoy property that was being developed. Respectfully, everything was reburied as preservation for this once long ago culture. An easement was created by the owners and developers to preserve the history and artifacts of the Chumash. The easement totals about 6 acres. This will be the first time any land in the Ventura area has been given back to the native Chumash people.

Local potter friend Larry Carnes, who’s also part Native American of a different tribe, is once again donating his property for this event. . Carnes, a Master Potter and owner of The Pottery Studio in Ojai, was given permission by the local tribal leaders to make sacred spirit stones from clay and glazed with the Chumash designs as a way to preserve these symbols of great respect and spirit. A portion of all sales from this Chumash line of art go to the local BVBMI Tribe who have plans for a NON PROFIT Community Educational and Cultural and Education Center; a native plant habitat, a tribal library and a place of honor for Native American Veterans.

Join artists, Aztec dance performers, local musicians and healers for this amazing collaborative community celebration and project fund raiser as appreciation of the beauty and history of our Valley. Spend the day and participate in the opening and closing ceremonies and blessings. There will be local musicians and Native American dancers, story telling, yoga, a fire ceremony and a silent auction. Please watch for the upcoming listing of the talented artists and schedule of well known performers. Food by Bliss Yogurt of Ojai and Scratch from Ventura, Lori's Ojai Lemonade, and more, will be available for purchase.

For more information call 805 646-6214 or look for entertainment schedules as