The Tolowa Nation will share their culture with visitors to Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park on Saturday.
The Tolowa Nation will demonstrate the Ne’-dosh, or world renewal dance, according to a Redwood National and State Parks press release. The ceremony is held annually and is a tradition passed on to younger generations, according to the press release.
The demonstration, open to the public and free of charge, is intended to honor the elders and share Tolowa culture with the community and visitors, according to the parks. The demonstration is co-hosted by Redwood National and State Parks and the Redwood Parks Conservancy, according to the release.
A question and answer period will follow the demonstration, which lasts about an hour, so arriving early is recommended, according to the press release. Bring folding chairs or blankets as seating is limited. Photographing the demonstration or dancers is not permitted during the performance, but dancers may voluntarily pose for pictures afterwards, according to the press release.
The demonstration also coincides with Save the Redwoods League’s monthly Free Second Saturday program, according to the parks’ press release. However, those wanting to remain in the Jedediah Smith Day Use Area after the demonstration will be required to either pay an $8 day-use fee per vehicle or present an appropriate pass to waive the fee, according to the news release.
The dance demonstration will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park day use area in the campground off U.S. 199. Parking is limited near the day-use area. Free parking is available in the Special Event Parking Area across U.S. 199 near the Hiouchi Visitor Center. There is a ⅓-mile walk to the day use area, but a shuttle is available for those unable to walk.
For more information, call Brad Maggetti at (707) 465-7399 or the RNSP Public Information Office at (707) 465-7335.