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Celebration and Book Launch for “Coyote Rescues Hawk”

February 4 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CIMM Book Launch

The Channel Islands Maritime Museum will be hosting a celebration and book launch from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, February 4, 2023, for the new book Coyote Saves Hawk by local author and tribal elder Alan Salazar “Puchuk Yaʼiaʼc.”

Coyote Rescues Hawk is based on a Chumash story dating back at least 300 years. Mr. Salazar brings humor and insights from twenty-five years of experience in bringing back the traditional Chumash canoe culture to a tale sure to delight readers of all ages. Mr. Salazar will be on hand for storytelling and book signing, followed by time for questions and answers from the audience.

The illustrator of Coyote Rescues Hawk, Mona Lewis, will also offer a free earth pigment class, demonstrating how she made paint from local soil for the illustrations in the new book. Participants of all ages will learn to make natural earth paint and use it to paint their own pictures.

Guests will have the opportunity to meet Alan Salazar for storytelling from 2:30 p.m. until 4 p.m. and to also meet illustrator Mona Lewis for a natural paint class from 1:00 pm until 2:30 pm. This event is family-friendly, appropriate for all ages, and free for the entire community.


February 4
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Channel Islands Maritime Museum


Channel Islands Maritime Museum
3900 Bluefin Circle
Oxnard, CA 93035
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