Land Acknowledgment

The Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture recognizes that we occupy land originally and still inhabited and cared for by the Tongva, Tataviam, Serrano, Kizh, and Chumash Peoples. We honor and pay respect to their elders and descendants -- past, present, and emerging -- as they continue their stewardship of these lands and waters. We acknowledge that settler colonization resulted in land seizure, disease, subjugation, slavery, relocation, broken promises, genocide, and multigenerational trauma. This acknowledgment demonstrates our responsibility and commitment to truth, healing, and reconciliation and to elevating the stories, culture, and community of the original inhabitants of Los Angeles County. We are grateful to have the opportunity to live and work on these ancestral lands. We are dedicated to growing and sustaining relationships with Native peoples and local tribal governments, including (in no particular order) the 

Fernandeño Tataviam Band of Mission Indians 
Gabrielino Tongva Indians of California Tribal Council 
Gabrieleno/Tongva San Gabriel Band of Mission Indians 
Gabrieleño Band of Mission Indians - Kizh Nation 
San Manuel Band of Mission Indians 
San Fernando Band of Mission Indians 

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Read more about the Department of Arts and Culture's role in the development of the Countywide Land Acknowledgment. 

Los Angeles City/County Native American Indian Commission

To learn more about the First Peoples of Los Angeles County, please visit the website at