Maidu dancers at the gifting ceremony, on the occasion of which the Muwekma Ohlone Indian Tribe issued the following statement: "This public event is a major cause for celebration, especially when different nations and different peoples come together to honor and recognize each other and the world we collectively live in. ... The Muwkema Ohlone Tribe is especially honored, as the aboriginal tribe of the San Francisco Bay region, to partake in this important universal and healing ceremony energized by these unique people of vision upon our ancestral lands."