THE FIRST ANGELENOS
We are the Gabrielino/Tongva Nation.
We are the aboriginal tribe of the Los Angeles Basin and the true First Angelenos. Our traditional homelands encompassed Los Angeles County and the islands of Santa Catalina, San Nicholas, San Clemente, and Santa Barbara, from Topanga Canyon to Laguna Beach and from the San Gabriel Mountains to the sea.ABOUT US
"Our ancestors have nurtured our Los Angeles County homelands since time immemorial.
“Now is the time for federal recognition. We aren’t just part of the past, but a vibrant force today, fighting to be seen.”
— Sandonne Goad, Tribal ChairwomanSOVEREIGNTY