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Honoring People Who Can't Live Here – American Indian Heritage Ceremony at City Hall

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Wish you were here!

Wish you were here!

Fetid tide rushes and sand dunes, are what the first settlers got when they first laid eyes on the city that scrapes the stars. Never the less they put on some furs, shucked a few mussels and made it work.

A few eons later, some smelly, hairy guys wearing crosses told them that all their hard work was for naught, but they had to keep plugging away and give all the earnings to them, otherwise some dude on the other side of the world was going to incinerate them because his daddy trumped their spooky, weird, shell-mound, tree-honouring hocus-pocus.

Intrigued?  Probably not.

In case, however, you’d like to get to know the real city fathers of this over-populated sand spit, our venerable alcalde is co-hosting, with KQED, a commemoration of American Indian Heritage Month with a session of dance, drumming and recognition of local Native American heroes.

Included honorees are local Native American AIDS, health and community activists

San Francisco City Hall Rotunda
1 Dr. Carl B. Goodlett Place
[Civic Center]

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Stephen's early years were spent in a boxcar overlooking downtown Los Angeles. From there he moved around the state with his family before settling under the warm blanket of smog that covers suburban Southern California. Moving around led to his inability to stay in one place for very long, but San Francisco has been reeling him back in with its siren song since 1999.
By trade he pours booze, but likes to think he can write and does so occasionally for the SF Bay Guardian, Bold Italic and 7x7. He also likes to enjoy time spent in old eateries, bars and businesses that, by most standards, would have been condemned a long time ago.

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