Artists, dancers, Indigenous community, and attendees came together at the Indigenous Red Market in Oakland on Saturday, Nov. 6. This month’s event marks only the sixth time the East Bay Indigenous community has been able to gather since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. (Photos by Cash Grace Martinez/El Tecolote).
Musicians Snotty Nose Rez Kids pose with fans before their set at the Indigenous Red Market on Saturday, Nov. 6.
Gabriella Delmar (Kanaka Maoli) poses for a photo at the Indigenous Red Market on Saturday, Nov. 6, in Oakland. Delmar says that they were excited to see the representation of Kanaka Maoli and Native Hawaiian culture at this month’s Red Market. (Cash Grace Martinez / El Tecolote)
Monique Sonoquie (Chumash/Apache/Yaqui/Zapotec/Irish), a board member with the Indigenous Youth Foundation, stands in front of the Indigenous Red Market with her right fist raised. The raised fist, while often associated with the Black Power Movement, is also an international symbol of solidarity with all oppressed peoples. (Cash Grace Martinez / El Tecolote)
Joe Salinas, a tribal member from the Kashia Band of Pomo Indians, proudly shows off his necklace, which bears a carved abalone medallion reading “POMO”. A majority of Kashia tribal members still reside on their ancestral lands in Sonoma, Napa, Mendocino, and Lake counties. (Cash Grace Martinez / El Tecolote)