CNN, Do You See Us Now? (tags)
Protest and educational outreach continues in Canada, the U.S., and other countries concerning pending bills and projects that would be a major assault both on indigenous people and the environment. In Canada, Bill C-45 would unilaterally alter treaties with First Nations people, drastically effect lands and waterways on both sides of the U.S.-Canada border, and reduce jobs for all Canadians. In the U.S., the proposed XL pipeline would have devastating effects on aquifers and wetlands if there was ever a leak. The Indigenous movement, Idle No More, now several months old, has been ignored by the mainstream media.
Isabel Avila's "Parallel Worlds" at the Vincent Price Art Museum (tags)
In her first solo exhibit, photographer (and contributor to LA IndyMedia) Isabel Avila explores the dual identities of Native American and Mexican American cultures, emphasizing people active in their communities. Avila's photographs, taken over the last few years, are complimented by video discussions, many featuring her photo subjects but also additional people, including Gloria Arellanes, one of the early Brown Berets and member of the Tongva community. (Excerpts of these dialogs can be found further down in this article.) The free exhibit is currently at the Vincent Price Museum through December 8. It will then then relocate to Rancho Cucamonga's Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art and run from January 22 – March 16, 2013. (Location details within the article.)
San Pedro: Science Center Endangered/Tongva Village Site Revitalization (tags)
Jacob Gutierrez, a Tongva, is trying to preserve two valuable Indigenous and environmental areas in San Pedro.
Protecting Sacred Sites: The Kuruvungna Springs (tags)
WEST LOS ANGELES – February 4, 2012 - Just one block South of a very urban section of Wilshire Blvd with 40 story high-rise buildings and often grid locked streets sits the Kuruvungna Springs. The Springs are on a part of the University High School campus. The Springs and the surrounding area were once the site of a Tongva village.
Please Stop Removal of Native American Cemetery in Huntington Beach (tags)
A developer is building a housing complex in Huntington Beach and is removing the remains of some 80 Indigenous people. Please write letters expressing your concerns or offense to the coastal commission.
Coming Soon: Anarchy! (tags)
Second Southern California Anarchist Conference and Feria Libertaria