Bluffs Sunrise Ceremony Held Sunday, March 20, 2016

Julie moving around the circle of early morning risers for the Sunrise Ceremony in 2015.

Julie moving around the circle of early morning risers for the Sunrise Ceremony in 2015.

Citizens for the Carpinteria Bluffs held its eighteenth annual Sunrise Ceremony on Sunday, March 20, 2016 at 7 AM at the Mishopshno Meadow of the Carpinteria Bluffs.

In partnership with Chumash descendant Julie Tumamait-Stenslie, Citizens for the Carpinteria Bluffs has been holding this annual spring spiritual observance since 1999. Each year, Tumamait-Stenslie invites other members of the Chumash community as well as members of the general public to join her and the Citizens group in this annual gathering of celebration. She encourages participants to bring a poem, story, or song to share in the language of their ancestors.

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