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WHY ARE WE HERE?
Remember and honor the native peoples of this land.
Mapping the Tongva Villages of LA’s Past Los Angeles Times, May 9, 2019
History of the Tongva People by Archivist Sara Crown C-SPAN, Nov. 5, 2018
LA’s Tongva descendants: ‘We originated here’ KCRW, Jul. 17, 2018
Tongva descendants work to keep their culture alive KCRW, Jul. 17, 2018
Read and Meditate on the Following Land Acknowledgement:
We, the Indigenous People, the Traditional Caretakers of this landscape are the direct descendants of the First People who formed our lands, our worlds during creation time.
We have always been here.
Our Ancestors prepared and became the landscapes and worlds for the coming humans with order / knowledge and gifts embedded in the landscape.
Our Ancestors, imbued the responsibility and obligation to our original instructions, guided by protocol and etiquette to be part of, take care of and ensure the welfare of the extended family and community defined in its most inclusive expression, the NATURE, and to pass those teachings and responsibilities onto our children, grandchildren and many generations to come. (And to all those that now live here).
— Julia Bogany, Gabrieleno Tongva San Gabriel Band of Mission Indians
WHAT IS OUR CALL TO TESHUVAH?
Reflect on the power of naming and acknowledging indigenous peoples and their history.
Own our responsibility and atone for the annihilation of native communities.
Volunteer with Gabrielino Tongva Springs Foundation
Kuruvungna Springs Cultural Center & Museum
1439 S Barrington Avenue • Los Angeles, CA 90025