Faculty and students at the University of La Verne acknowledged the struggles of Native Americans at the hands of their oppressors throughout history and reflected on the water Angelenos use at the Indigenous People’s Day event on Monday via Zoom.
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The annual Acorn Festival was held Sunday in the Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Gardens in Claremont, celebrating and recognizing Tongva traditions.
The University invited members of the Tongva tribe and the surrounding indigenous community on Saturday to recognize their contributions and native land that the campus now occupies.
Julia Bogany, a member of the Tongva Tribe, told stories of her ancestors who contributed to the survival and visibility of the Tongva tribe, Tuesday in the Lewis Center.
In honor of Native American Day, Julia Bogany, a Native American activist and Tongva tribe member, recognized contributions of the land that the University of La Verne occupies, to roughly 50 people on Sept. 25.
After months of tireless delegation and compromise, community members of the city of Pomona and local Native American tribes gathered Saturday afternoon for the dedication of 13 wood sculptures in Ganesha Park.
Native American dancers, singers, artisans and tribal leaders all participated in the Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden’s Acorn Festival last weekend as part of a celebration of the modern connection between the California native plant and human life.