The 16th Annual Chumash Day Powwow and Intertribal Gathering will take place at Malibu Bluffs Park on April 12 and 13.
Saturday’s celebration lasts from 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Sunday’s goes from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The event recognizes Malibu’s original settlers, the Chumash Indians. While the Powwows didn’t originally come from California, the Chumash have healed, sang and danced their way into cultural history along with many other tribes.
Native Americans from the west and southwest states annually gather at Malibu Bluffs Park to celebrate the culture. Dancers traditionally wear colorful regalia for a dance in the sacred circle overlooking the Pacific Ocean.
Admission and parking is free while Malibu gives patrons the option to ride a free bus to the event Saturday and Sunday. The shuttle will pick up patrons in the lot owned by the Malibu Bay Company at the corner of Webb Way and Civic Center Drive. For those who park on Malibu Canyon Road, the shuttle will pick up anyone who doesn’t want to walk.