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Immerse yourself in rich history at the Chumash Culture Day in Santa Barbara

Posted at 3:53 PM, Nov 09, 2019

Chumash culture makes up a huge part of the Central Coast history and community members immersed themselves in its richness Saturday.

From noon to 5 p.m., people can learn from four Chumash tribes from around the tri-counties area at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History.

Members from the Barbareño Band of Chumash Indians, Barbareño/Ventureño Band of Mission Indians, Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians, and yak tityu tityu yak tiłhini Northern Chumash Tribe of San Luis Obispo County and Region will be there to interact with guests.

The free event is all about highlighting traditions of the indigenous peoples of this region and the cultural preservation efforts of the Chumash communities for future generations.

The California Indian Advisory Council said in a statement, "Supak'a gives our tribal communities the opportunity to briefly expose and provide a greater understanding about who we are culturally and a glimpse at what values we hold true."

Activities included singing, dancing, storytelling, basket weaving, crafts and more.

The event is sponsored by the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians Foundation and the City of Santa Barbara.