Sky Road Webb is a descendent of the Tamal’ko – Tomales Bay Miwok, of present day West Marin. Tamal-ko, is part of the larger ethnographic and linguistic grouping now called Coast Miwok (Penutian Language family), which encompasses greater Marin and Sonoma Counties. Sky Road is the President of the Marin American Indian Alliance based in San Rafael, CA — a non-profit formed in 1968 to support all Native Americans in Marin County and the Bay Area. Sky Road appeared in the award winning 2014 independent documentary, “The Invisible Peak,” about the restoration project of Mount Tamalpais. Sky Road is part of the restoration project at DQ University, Davis, and teaches traditional skills, and Tribal community emergency preparedness. He is a volunteer at Kule Loklo, the Coast Miwok Demonstration Village of Point Reyes National Seashore. Sky Road has taught cultural classes through the Miwok Archeological Preserve of Marin and The College of Marin. He has composed and performed original Miwok songs with The Mill Valley Philharmonic, the Common Voice Choir, The Museum of the American Indian, and for other community venues. Sky Road integrates Native language and songs in the telling of traditional “first-people” stories of the adventures of Old Man Coyote, Deer, Bear, Raven and the other animals that lived in the time before Man. As part of the of West Marin based Sound Orchard non-profit, Sky Road has been conducting Miwok Music Workshops, teaching traditional instrument making and sharing songs in the Coast Miwok dialect.
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