MILA in the News

Mapping Indigenous Los Angeles in the news.

UCLA project maps LA’s indigenous communities

Brenda Nicolas, left, works on updating the Mapping Indigenous LA website with information on Latin American Indigenous diaspora communities with Mishuana Goeman, right

Brenda Nicolas, left, works on updating the Mapping Indigenous LA website with information on Latin American Indigenous diaspora communities with Mishuana Goeman, right. (Photo: Katherine Davis-Young)

Mapping Indigenous LA (MILA) was featured on KPCC’s “Take Two” news program on April 19, 2016.

Read (or listen to!) the whole article (spcr.org)

Read more about CDH’s collaboration with MILA at UCLA’s Digital Humanities website.

Symposium: East Oceania: Indigenous Seascapes and Geographies

Symposium

Marcus Lopez, a Chumash Elder, gives his presentation. Also pictured are Mario R. Borja, Cindi Alvitre, and Kehaulani Vaughn (Contributed Photo)

These articles describe a symposium hosted by UCLA’s Mapping Indigenous Los Angeles collective, titled “East Oceania: Indigenous Seascapes and Geographies”  in April 2015. Read more about the symposium at Marianas Variety and the Saipan Tribune.

Mapping Indigenous LA: Uncovering Native Geographies Through Digital Storytelling

Kuruvungna, site of a village of the Gabrielino/Tongva peoples, is located near springs that run from the Santa Monica Mountains. The site (controlled by the LA Unified School District) is maintained by the Gabrielino/Tongva Springs Foundation.

This article on AHA Today features an interview of Mishuana Goeman, co-principal investigator of the project, by Kritika Agarwal from August 9, 2016.

Read on AHA Today’s website.

Native Americans in L.A. Almost Saw Their Culture Erased — Now They’re Getting It Back

Native American artist Jaque Fragua’s guerrilla street art installation in downtown Los Angeles, painted earlier this year. (Photo: Jaque Fragua)

As a part of LA Weekly’s 2016 Native American Issue, Dina Gilio-Whitaker discusses Native identity and culture in California.

Read the full article at LA Weekly.

A Oaxacan Art Collective Is Bringing L.A.’s Missing History to the Central Library Rotunda

Work by Tlacolulokos. (Photo: Maureen Moore)

Eve Recinos writes about Downtown LA’s exhibit “Visualizing Language: A Zapotec Worldview” (on display from Sept. 16, 2017, to Jan. 31, 2018) featuring the Tlacolulokos art collective for LA Weekly.

Read the full article at LA Weekly.

UCLA project reveals ‘invisible’ presence of the Tongva

Teaching the Tongva

Photo credit Theodore Lone Shulsky

Tongva educator Barbara Drake teaches a group at Kuruvungna Springs about the Tongva’s engagement with the natural world. The site is enclosed on three sides by University High School.

Read More at UCLA NEWSROOM

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