History of Native California

1. Reflection Questions

What surprised or confused you about what was shared in the video?

How can this history teach us something about the history of Native Communities in Los Angeles? 

2. Take Action

Learn Locally. There are several sites around Los Angeles County that offer the opportunity to gain deeper understandings of the Native communities whose land many of us live on. One such site is the Haramokngna American Indian Cultural Center in the Angeles National Forest. This cultural center hosts a visitors’ center year-round with exhibits that tell the story of the five tribes of the San Gabriel Mountains.

Stay connected with the Center to learn about their workshops and causes and plan to take a visit with family, friends, and community.

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3. Healing + Resilience

Ground in Identity. Exploring the diverse aspects of one’s own identity can serve as a powerful foundation to self-awareness and well-being. When you know more about yourself, you can also create unexpected bridges to others around you. Are there any parts of your identity that you’re particularly proud of? What are some aspects of your identity that not many people know about? Write an identity poem to explore parts of yourself that you want to celebrate, question or learn more about. Check out some examples of poems about self and identity from famous poets to get inspired.

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