Feb 4, 2023

Celebration and Book Launch of "Coyote Rescues Hawk" at the Maritime Museum

The Channel Islands Maritime Museum is hosting a celebration and book launch on Saturday, February 4, 2023, for the new book "Coyote Saves Hawk" by local author and tribal elder Alan Salazar, “Puchuk Yaʼiaʼc.”

Mr. Salazar is a traditional storyteller, native educator, and a tribal elder in the Fernandeño Tataviam and Ventureño Chumash tribes.

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 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.