Tovangaar: Past, Present, Emerging

Saturday, April 1, 2023, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Type: Roundtable Discussion

Tags: Environment; Native Americans and Indigenous Peoples; Politics


This roundtable discussion will address how Indigenous identities, histories, and struggles are deeply embedded in the past, present, and future of Tovangaar, a.k.a. the Los Angeles Basin. While broadly grappling with the conference theme—“Confronting Crisis: History in Uncertain Times”—the panelists will give special attention to the environment, reparations, and federal recognition.

Session Participants

Chair and Commentator: Shannon Speed, American Indian Studies Center, UCLA

Panelist: Heidi Lucero, California State University, Long Beach

Panelist: Kimberly Morales Johnson, UC Davis/San Gabriel Band of Mission Indians

Panelist: Charles Sepulveda, University of Utah