NEVADA CITY, CA – Live music, a rotation of speakers and delicious food will fill hearts and souls at The Stone House, a renowned venue in Nevada City, CA. Hosted by Nevada City Rancheria Nisenan, in partnership with their supporting non-profit California Heritage: Indigenous Research Project (CHIRP) , the annual fundraiser will raise funds to support the perpetuation of the Nevada City Rancheria and Nisenan Culture. CHIRP, a 501c3 non-profit organization created to support the Nevada City Rancheria Nisenan, receives one-hundred-percent of the proceeds.

The Stone House is located at 107 Sacramento Street in Nevada City. The dinner is from 6pm to 9pm and the concert from 9pm to 11:30pm. A limited number of tickets are available at:

CHIRP will use the money to support the 13th annual Nisenan Heritage Day event on November 5th, and the efforts of restoring the Tribe’s Federal Recognition. The event will also provide a platform for CHIRP to continue building a donor base system for ongoing support.

Local farms are playing a very significant role by donating all of the produce, meat and flowers to create a family-style harvest dinner, which will be prepared by local caterer Purdon Studios. During the dinner portion of the evening, Shelly Covert, the Executive Director of CHIRP and Tribal Spokesperson for the Nevada City Rancheria will speak as will Tribal Chairman Richard Johnson. They will bring updates about Federal Recognition restoration and give a download about the status of CHIRP’s many programs. They will also share the Tribe’s vision for the future, as well as the current critical needs of the Tribe.

Covert is excited to celebrate this fall harvest season with an eye on the work ahead.

“Seven years ago we applied for State recognition and after sowing the seeds, it’s ours again, many thanks to our supporters. Seven years is the time needed to realize many good things and this is just the beginning. Our families are working together to restore Federal Recognition and make visible again this nearly extinguished culture. The success of this event over the years brings hope and a re-weaving of that community fabric we all so desire.”

People wishing to make a donation to the Nisenan can do so at: