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Head Woman Dr. Andrea Garcia participates in the fancy shawl dance during the Chumash Day festivities Saturday, April 13, in Bluffs Park. (Photos by Suzy Demeter/ 22nd Century Media)
Spiritual Advisor Alan Salazar carries and prepares the sage for the ceremonial smudging for the Grand Entry at the event.
Representatives of various tribes display a variety of items at the vendor booths.
Michele Willer-Allred, Freelance Reporter
2:55 am PDT April 15, 2019

Native American history, tradition, culture and good will were all part of the 21st Annual Chumash Day Powwow and Intertribal Gathering held Saturday and Sunday, April 13-14, at Malibu Bluffs Park. 

Native Americans representing many tribes shared dances and songs passed down from generations at the noncompetitive event, which also featured traditional food, craft vendors and tribal ceremonies.

The Chumash historically inhabited California coastal regions, extending from Morro Bay to Malibu.