ONLINE EVENT: Kanyon Sayers-Roods for a film viewing and talk on: “Raised In the Land of my Ancestors.”

Join SCAS for a film viewing and talk by Kanyon Sayers-Roods on “Raised In the Land of my Ancestors.”

DATE: January 14, 2021
TIME: 7:00 – 8:00 PM (Pacific) **RSVP by 5:00 PM on January 14, 2021**


PLEASE NOTE: This meeting will take place online using Zoom

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This event includes a viewing and discussion of the film, “In the Land of My Ancestors,” which is about Ann-Marie Sayers and her legacy at Indian Canyon. Indian Canyon is the only federally recognized Indian country between Sonoma and Santa Barbara along the Central Coast of California, but Ann- Marie and Kanyon are not part of a federally recognized tribe. In the Land of my Ancestors is a documentary short that celebrates the living legacy of Ann-Marie Sayers, a beloved Ohlone elder who has tirelessly preserved the stories and history of her indigenous ancestors. Ohlone people are not federally recognized as indigenous nations in the San Francisco Bay Area. Ann-Marie used the Indian Allotment Act of 1887 to reclaim her ancestral land in Indian Canyon, in Hollister, California, which had been in her family for generations, and is now a sanctuary to many indigenous peoples who do not have traditional lands for ceremonies. In the Land of My Ancestors shines light on the perilous impact of colonization and settler colonialism on Ohlone people in the San Francisco Bay Area. Sayers created a refuge for many indigenous peoples in her ancestral land, to reclaim their culture, spirituality, and indigeneity. Kanyon is Ann-Marie’s daughter, and she has also focused her life on honoring her ancestors, protecting sacred sites, and educating the public. Her discussion will also touch on other indigenous issues in the Bay Area.

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Kanyon Sayers-Roods is a Costanoan Ohlone-Mutsun and Chumash public speaker and consultant. Kanyon also goes by her given Native name, “Coyote Woman” (Hahashkani). With a background in web design and interactive media, Kanyon has been using her knowledge of indigenous insights and leadership to initiate and facilitate conversations that bridge the gap between indigenous pedagogies and corporate and state entities.

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