In Celebration of Nevada City Rancheria Nisenan Heritage Month

$40,204 of $30,000 goal
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  Nov 01 2020


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✯Join us in this historic moment! ✯

November is Native American Heritage Month and we’ve made a creative decision to combine our annual Nisenan Heritage Day Cultural community event and our annual Harvest Dinner fundraiser into a month-long Cultural educational opportunity. Beginning November 1st, this deeply engaging event will feature weekly offerings of digital content in reflection of the work California Heritage: Indigenous Research Project (CHIRP) has done over the last decade. We will also share the history of Nisenan people and the story of the Nevada City Rancheria through interviews, photos, video, song and a premiere of CHIRP's new podcast/vlog!

We will miss seeing everyone at our in-person events this year! The silver lining is this virtual format brings opportunities of wider accessibility, larger geographic inclusion, and a new platform for creative fundraising. Nisenan Heritage Day and the Harvest Dinner fundraiser events raise thousands of dollars toward CHIRP’s annual program budget. Join us the entire month of November for this beautiful weaving of community, Culture, and education and let’s blast through our fundraising goal of $30,000!

You can donate as an individual or get collaborative and create a fundraising team! Gather your friends, family members, colleagues to form a team and perhaps come up with a fun team name. Encourage others to do the same and spark some friendly community competition! There will be a grand prize for the individual or team who raises the most funds. In addition, a randomly selected winner will be chosen each week from all who made a donation that week. 

CHIRP remains steadfast in its mission to Preserve, Protect and Perpetuate Nisenan Culture. In the spirit of reciprocity, join us in making this a community endeavor!


Gather up your friends, family, colleagues and start a NISENAN HERITAGE MONTH Fundraising Team!

It's  easy! Click "Join a Team". From here you can choose to create  your own team or join an existing one. Either way, you will be asked to  create a GoFundMe account (email address and password only). In creating  your own team, you will come up with a team name, fundraising goal and  brief story. That's all that's needed! You will be able to design your  campaign more with pictures, video, setting a theme color...but only if  you choose! The only other step is to invite your friends and family to  reach your goal together!

✯ GRAND FUNDRAISING PRIZE! ✯To go to the individual or team with the largest donation at the close of the campaign on Nov 30th.

✯  Personal tour with Tribal Spokesperson Shelly Covert, for up to 10  people, of the Nisenan Tribute Loop on the Deer Creek Tribute Trail. The  tour will include the Nevada City Rancheria interpretive signage and  the Angkula Seo suspension bridge.

✯ 4-weeks Mountain Bounty Farm vegetable share with local delivery.

✯ More to be announced!

If you need support in setting up a team, email:

Posted by California Heritage Indigenous Reseach Project