About Erik Gordon Bainbridge

Erik Gordon Bainbridge is a MAPOM director and a Kule Loklo volunteer who also builds virtual worlds and teaches community education classes in Marin County, including "The Native American History of Marin County"

MAPOM plans California Indian classes jointly with College Of Marin

MAPOM has offered California Indian Skills classes at Kule Loklo in Point Reyes National Seashore for many years.  More recently, MAPOM has also held classes at Olompali State Park (Novato, CA) and jointly with the Point Reyes National Seashore Association (PRNSA). Currently MAPOM is working out details of a new series of MAPOM classes that will be offered jointly with the College of Marin, including a certificate for completion. The following classes are currently planned:

  • Overview of California Indian culture and history
  • California Indian Baskets
  • Weaving a Pomo Style Coiled Willow and Sedge Basket
  • Introductory Flintnapping
  • Indigenous Cultural Practices
  • Introduction to Paleo Technology
  • Petroglyphs and Introduction to Miwok Cultural History
  • Present State of Tribal Affairs and the Certificate of Completion Ceremony

Registration for Summer classes will be after May 14 and for Fall classes after August 6. Please do not contact College of Marin yet.  When more information is available, it will be posted on MAPOM’s Skills Classes page mapom.com/skillsclasses.html.