"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world". Nelson Mandela
For more information or to reserve your space for the following programs go to contact us - programs are subject to change
Second Sundays are Work-n-Play Days
The second Sunday of each month throughout the year, weather permitting, is reserved for Work-n-Play Days. CCaWW members and volunteers meet at 680 Pleasant Valley Rd., Diamond Springs and carpool to the land. We care for the land by maintaining the natural environment. Time is spent removing non-native invasive species like italian thistle, beggars lice, Himalayas blackberries, and ailanthus trees. Native species like sedges, grasses, tubers, corms, and rhizomes are planted and tended. We have many plants utilized for basket weaving, and medicine. Second Sunday Work-n-Play Days are spent supporting these activites and are followed with lunch by the river and an informative exploration of the surrounding area. Your welcome to call 530 363-4816 or email
Teachers Training in July
Teachers are immersed in California Native history & pre-history, they are offered authentic Native vetted knowledge. Over the course of two days we create a walnut dice game, a pine nut necklace, and a rawhide rattle. We discuss our relationship with the natural resources utilized and clarify how the environment shaped how people lived. Teachers will receive curriculum and are encouraged to utilize teaching plans with their students. The result, teachers experience a deeper connection to the land and are provided with resources to teach others about native culture. Ultimately inspiring personal responsibility and a passion to learn for students and teachers.
This is a unique opportunity to learn about Native Culture from a Native Perspective, Join us in July!
Community Cultural Events
Food In Our Backyards in May On Mothers Day we will explore the local environment and share some of the plants that are edible including how to propagate, gather, and prepare them. Many of the plants we'll identify on the North Fork of the Cosumne River also occur throughout California.
Saturday Night Storytelling June 5, 2021 at 7:00 pm Spend a captivating evening under the light of the moon, on the Placerville Library Lawn with professional Storyteller Kimberly ShiningStar. She will weave California Native history with Traditional Stories.
Native Bailout in June Our main fundraising event. We need people like YOU to stand with us, face going into the hoosegow, and be willing to call family, friends, and associates to raise bail money to pay our way out of jail and protect cultural resources. Funds raised benefit CCAWW
Childrens Games August 7, 2021 Summer break is coming to a close, time to play some traditional games and swim in the river.
For more information and to reserve your space for any of our programs click the "Contact us" link below -
directly contact or call 530 363-4816
programs subject to change
Several cultural events are planned throughout the year.
The second Sunday of each month is reserved for "Work-n-Play" on the land.
Cosumnes Culture and WaterWays (CCaWW) promotes, preserves, and stewards the Indigenous Culture and waterways of this land, and the surrounding areas.
Each of us has a responsibility to take care. Our purpose is to create a space for Indigenous Culture to thrive once again...