CEREMONIES & PROJECTS

Altar

13 AJPU CEREMONY

July 2, 2022
Unceded Nisanan Land (Sacramento, CA)

13 Ajpu Ceremony was a private ceremonial reading of the Popol Wuj with the communion with sacred medicines.

SUMMER SOLSTICE ALTAR

June 21, 2022
Unceded Nisanan Land (Sacramento, CA)

A private ceremony space for the Summer Solstice at the Kum Mayo (American River).

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ALL NATIONS INDIGEFEST

June 11, 2022
Unceded Pawtin Land (West Sacramento, CA)

Event was hosted by Three Sisters Gardens. It was a fundraiser to celebrate indigenous art, music, food, and culture. Toj + Tijax was asked to build a community altar for the event. As community members walked by they were invited to add to the altar and pay reverence to Mother Earth.

"CREATING YOUR ALTAR SPACE" WORKSHOP AT UNEARTHED

April 30, 2022
Unceded Nisanan Land (Sacramento, CA)

Hands-on workshop where participants were guided in creating an altar dedicated to their own healing.

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1 AQ'AB'AL FIRE CEREMONY

April 16, 2022
Unceded Ohlone Land (San Francisco, CA)

Commissioned Fire Ceremony for Class of 2022 California College for the Arts graduates to transmute grief for new beginnings on 1 Aq’ab’al.

13 TOJ FIRE CEREMONY

April 2, 2022
Unceded Nisanan Land (Sacramento, CA)

Private ceremony. The fire ceremony was conducted to make offerings to the Ajaw and the Nawal of Toj.

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RITUAL OF DESCENDANTS

October 1, 2021
Unceded Kumeyaay Land (San Diego, CA)

This altar was created for the Nepantla Spora benefit exhibition for and by POC Fungi in San Diego, California. The altar represents the past and present co-existing. In the top panel we envisioned our ancestors as fungi in ceremony calling to us in the present to awaken to our indigeneity and our collective liberation.

RITUAL OF DESCENDANTS II

October 1, 2021
Unceded Nisanan Land (Sacramento, CA)

The altar was co-created with Yaya (Andrea Porras) for New American Theatre Festival in Sacramento, California. Video was created by Mariana from The Ritual of Myth Making.

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FALL EQUINOX ALTAR

September 22, 2021

Unceded Nisanan Land (Sacramento, CA)

Altar for the 2021 Fall Equinox. The altar was created at the convergence of the Sacramento and American Rivers. It was made of flowers and seeds to honor the gifts of reflection, tenderness, and abundance.

SEEDS FOR LIBERATION

March 28, 2021

Unceded Nisanan Land (Sacramento, CA)

Community altar created as part of a 10 BIPOC local artist cohort in Sacramento, California. We were invited to reimagine old newspaper containers into community altars. After community unveiling, the altars were installed throughout the city.

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WINTER SOLSTICE COMMUNITY ALTAR

January 13, 2021
Virtual

This virtual altar was created through an open call for submissions from community members.