Jessica Cejnar Andrews / Wednesday, Sept. 7 @ 9:59 a.m. / Community

15th Annual Dee-ni' Day Honors Tolowa Culture, Celebrates California Indian Day

A Stick Game tournament is one of the events planned for Dee-ni' Days on Saturday. | Flyer courtesy of the Tolowa Dee-ni' Nation

From the Tolowa Dee-ni' Nation:

Smith River, CA: The Tolowa Dee-ni' Nation (“Nation”) is excited to announce their 15th annual Dee-ni' Day across from Lucky 7 Casino at the Howonquet Hall Community Center from 10am-4pm. This day is open to the public and the entire community to enjoy. There will be craft and food vendors, cultural demonstrations, kid activities, stick games, horseshoe tournament, indigenous works art show and more. We will also have traditionally cooked salmon and sand bread samples.

Parking is limited at Howonquet Hall to elders. We ask that those that are able to please park in the overflow parking at the Howonquet Cemetery on South Indian Rd. Additional parking is available across the street at Lucky 7 Casino. When walking across Highway 101 to and from Lucky 7 Casino, Fuel Mart and the Dee-ni' Day event please use the cross walk and please be cautious of fast-moving vehicles. A portion of North Indian Rd at the Howonquet Hall and to the Howonquet Cemetery will be closed. The road is closed for the safety of all attending the Dee-ni' Day event.

If you would like more information about Dee-ni' Day please contact Public Relations at 707-487-9255 ext. 1182, or visit


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