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Costanoan Indian Research

Cultural preservation and language revitalization. Utilizing new technologies-social media-and so-on, for the youth to teach and learn

  • Stage Concept Only
  • Industry Education
  • Location Hollister, CA, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded January 1985
  • Employees 3
  • Website

Company Summary

We are a non-profit org. residing on the only federally recognized "Indian Country" along the CA coast. Indian Canyon, home the Ohlone People, is a living Indian Heritage Area. Ceremony holds a crucial place in the life of Natives. It is the expression and continuation of our relationship to the earth and our own history. Ceremony is an anchor for identity for tribes, families and individuals. Our culture and traditions are a reason for living.


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    Ann-Marie M Sayers

    Ann Marie Sayers (Mutsun Ohlone) is the chairwoman of the Indian Canyon Nation and director of the Costanoan Indian Research Center, Inc. She is the traditional caretaker of Indian Canyon, the only sovereign Indian lands in central coastal California. Ann Marie is a recognized local, national, and international California Indian leader focusing on environmental protection, repatriation, and religious freedom.

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    Kanyon A Sayers-Roods
    Creative Director

    KSR is Ohlone and Chumash aka "Coyote Woman". She is proud of her heritage and is very active in the Native Community. An Artist, Poet, Published Author, Activist, Student&Teacher. Born and raised in Indian Canyon, trust land of her family. Her art has been featured at deYoung Museum,The Somarts Gallery,Snag Magazine,& other bay area engagements. A recent graduate from the AICA. Motivated to learn, teach, and continuing doing what she loves, Art.

Previous Investors

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    Christensen Foundation