Note: The headline for this article in Thursday's printed edition, “Tolowa dance demonstration this Sunday,” was inaccurate. The Tolowa Honoring and Sharing Dance Demonstration is 1 p.m. Saturday at the Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park Day Use Area off U.S. 199 west of Hiouchi. The Del Norte Triplicate endeavors to accurately report local news events. Errors of fact will be corrected in a timely and appropriate manner. Please notify Editor Robin Fornoff of errors by calling 707-464-2141.
Visitors will be able to catch a glimpse of Tolowa culture Saturday at Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park.
Members of the Tolowa Nation will present a Tolowa Honoring and Sharing Dance Demonstration featuring the Ne’-dosh dance, according to a Redwood National and State Parks press release. The Ne’-dosh dance is part of a renewal ceremony traditionally performed inside a redwood plank house. The dance is meant to re-establish positive relationships between humans and the earth, according to the press release.
For this demonstration, the program will be held in a redwood grove at the Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park day use area, overlooking the Smith River. Photographing the dance demonstration and dancers is not permitted during the demonstration but dancers may voluntarily pose for photographs after the demonstration, according to the press release. A question-and-answer period will follow.
The dance demonstration will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park Day Use Area off U.S. 199 west of Hiouchi. The presentation is free and will last about an hour.
A special event parking area will be available for those attending the demonstration without paying day use fees. It is located across the highway from the Hiouchi Information Center and is about one-third of a mile from the day use area. A shuttle van will be available. There is limited parking near the day use area.
Bring blankets or folding chairs. For more information, call Park Ranger Jim Wheeler at 707-465-7764 or the Redwood National and State Parks information office at 707-465-7335.