Stories from "Ashokawna" (The Russian River)

Title: “Stories from "Ashokawna" (The Russian River)”

Speaker: Dr. Sherrie Smith-Ferri 

Date: Tuesday, November 28, 2023

Time: 7:30-9 PM PDT

Location: Sudhana Center Buddha Hall
      225 S Hope Street
      Ukiah, CA 95482
In-Person only.
Dr. Smith-Ferri will discuss some of the history of the indigenous peoples who called this area home for many millennia. These narratives of beauty, tragedy, family, creativity, resistance, and survival began a long time ago when Animals were People and continue to the present.
Speaker Bio:
Sherrie Smith-Ferri, Ph.D., is a member of Sonoma County’s Dry Creek Rancheria Band of Pomo Indians and also descended from Bodega Bay Miwok people. She recently retired from a thirty-year career as executive director and curator of Ukiah’s Grace Hudson Museum. Smith-Ferri has extensively studied and written about Pomo basketry and Pomo peoples’ history as well as participated in numerous exhibitions on the same subjects. She is currently working for Dry Creek Rancheria to create a tribal museum and archives and is the author of the forthcoming book From Diggers Bend to River Rock: Dry Creek Rancheria People and History.

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