This month of November is a time dedicated to acknowledging Native and Indigenous Peoples’ history, past, and present in the United States, and honoring the culture and heritage found in their communities. We’ve listed incredible ways below that you can celebrate Native communities, this month and beyond.
1. Visit The Antelope Valley Indian Museum
Found in the northeastern area of Los Angeles County, this museum houses objects created by the Native American cultures of the western Great Basin, California, and the Southwest. Admission is $3 for adults (cash or credit cards only). Kids age 12 and under are free. More details here!
Location: 15701 East Avenue M Lancaster, California, 935352.
2. Learn more about the Gabrielino-Tongva Tribe
The best way to celebrate and honor the past, present, and future of indigenous and native people is to educate ourselves on their history, and the history of their land we live on. As stated on the TongvaPeople.com site, Gabrielino-Tongva villages were located in the Los Angeles Basin for thousands of years. These villages were located near and around the ever changing Los Angeles River, San Gabriel River, Santa Ana River and the coastal areas. To learn more, please visit TongvaPeople.org and GabrielinoTribe.org
3. Attend the UAII Pow Wow
This local gathering on December 3, 2022 is expected to attract hundreds of community members from near and far. Guests can expect musicians, dancers, local political leaders, vendors, and tourists. UAII states, “Pow wows are the Native people’s way of meeting together to join in dancing, singing, visiting, eating traditional food, renewing old friendships, and making new ones. This proud tradition brings all tribes and cultures together to celebrate in unity.” More details here!
Location: 200 N Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012
4. Create Native American inspired collages with the family
On November 26, 2022 the whole family is welcome to create Native American inspired collages using traditional patterns and imagery. The Pico Union Branch Library will provide all the supplies, graphics, and cutouts. All you’ll gave to do is bring your loved ones and creativity. Full details here!
When: Saturday, November 26, 2022 at 12:00- 3:30P.M.
Location: 1030 S Alvarado St, Los Angeles, CA 90006
5. Learn Native history from Alan Salazar
Alan Salazar is a traditional storyteller, native educator, and tribal elder in both the Fernandeño Tataviam and Ventureño Chumash tribes. On December 3, 2022, he will share and discuss the native history that is stitched into the fabric of the land we live on today. A powerful Q&A will take place at the end of the event.
When: Saturday, December 3, 2022 at 3:00P.M.
Location: Thousand Oaks Grant R. Brimhall Library, 1401 E Janss Rd, Thousand Oaks, CA
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