Many Native artists continue to thrive throughout Tovaangar by asserting their cultural knowledge through creative outlets. Kelly Cabellero, a 29-year-old Gaberlieno Tongva singer/songwriter poet is one of many tribal members incorporating her Native culture into her musical and poetic craft.
Friday, September 25, 2020 is a day to acknowledge and celebrate California Native Indians.
Myrton Running Wolf received praise for his latest short film Soldier. Inspired by true accounts, the story follows two young Lakota sisters — escapees of 1890 Wounded Knee Massacre — as they fight to survive against the U.S. military. Rarely seen in Hollywood, the movie provides a unique perspective of historical American Indian events through a dynamic Native … Continue reading Myrton Running Wolf’s interview on acting and his quest for participation and visibility for American Indians in Hollywood.
After landing the lead Thunder Heart Woman role in Steven Spielberg’s TNT’s Emmy and Golden Globes-winning epic miniseries Into the West, Tonantzin’s career as an actress emerged. Today she has starred in more than 28 films (IMDB source), and serves as a mentor for the Los Angeles-based theater group Native Voices at The Autry, where … Continue reading Getting to know Los Angeles Tongva Actress — Tonantzin Carmelo
This is my new photography project #RepresentYourTribalNation to commemorate #IndigenousPeoplesDay in Los Angeles. I want a larger audience to see us as contemporary natives in the city, but also see our tribal flags and the diversity that exists within a city like Los Angeles.
My love of this city is shown in the photographs I take. One place in particular that I love is Union Station. I love Union Station for two personal reasons. First, because it’s beautiful and has a deep history to Los Angeles that has been preserved since 1939.
The winner of the 2016 Button Poetry Video Contest - My Once Life by Pamela J. Peters
When I began sharing that I was Diné (Navajo), most folks didn’t know what that meant, so I had to say American Indian or Native American. Then I would get a slew of different responses like, “Oh, I thought all Indians were dead.” Or, “You mean like Pocahontas?”
My Once Life is a hybrid video poem about the continuing impact of colonization on tribal peoples.
“For so long, we've had other people tell our stories and document our stories. They've researched us so much they've forgotten we are human beings,” said Peters, who is Diné (Navajo). “It's important for us to have our [own] narrative, to [define] exactly who we are as indigenous people.”