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MAPOM Programs

MAPOM undertakes a diverse array of programs that promote awareness and understanding
of the cultural, political and social issues facing the Coast Miwok today, as well as to
preserve traditional habitat and skills. Many projects are undertaken in collaboration with
the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria (Coast Miwok) and the National Park Service.
MAPOM programs include:

• Dissemination of accurate information about Coast Miwok culture past and present.

• Offer adult classes in traditional California Indian Skills.

• Publish a newsletter The Acorn with articles of interest

• Encourage preservation of old village, manufacturing and gathering sites. If destruction is
unavoidable, we promote careful scientific excavation, with ongoing consultation with
descendants of local Indians.

• Oppose "pot hunting" or indiscriminate collecting of archeological artifacts, as well as their
private sale or display.

• Support the Coast Miwok in their tribal restoration, such as geneology research.

• Build and maintain Kule Loklo, an interpretive Coast Miwok Village at Bear Valley Visitor
Center in Point Reyes National Seashore. Co-sponsored by the Federated Indians of Graton
Rancheria (Coast Miwok) and the National Park Service.

• Maintain a garden of native plants at Kule Loklo, plants which were traditionally used by the
Coast Miwok.

• Provide docent support and education at Kule Loklo.

• Co-sponsor with Point Reyes National Seashore annual California
Native American Events
held at Kule Loklo such as the Big
Time Festival, held in July.

• Host an annual meeting and lecture each spring on topics of local cultural interest.