SUPPORT OUR CAUSE
TELL CONGRESS: IT’S TIME TO RIGHT THE WRONGS OF HISTORY
Marginalized communities like ours have learned to survive with tenacity in the face of prejudice, a strong commitment to our cultural heritage, and a deeply-held resolve to endure.
We are resilient, working everyday to heal ancestral wounds and preserve our cultural heritage. But without Federal Recognition, we cannot truly thrive.
Federal Recognition will allow us to reclaim our identity, and give our tribe the full rights and privileges of a Sovereign Nation. After years of injustice, we will be able to:
- Reclaim and bring home our tribal artifacts and ancestors’ remains.
- Freely practice our religious traditions without risk.
- Secure scholarships reserved for Native Americans.
- Sell our traditional crafts without penalty.
- Access Indian health clinics and Indian Affairs programs.
- Drive our economic independence.
Your voice is key to helping us reach this long-sought goal. Sign the petition and tell Congress to pass the Gabrielino/Tongva Nation Recognition Act!
SIGN THE PETITION
"I support Federal Recognition for the Gabrielino/Tongva Nation. I urge Congress to pass the Gabrielino/Tongva Nation Recognition Act."
”Our history is one of enslavement and oppression. We have been wrongly denied federal recognition for generations despite our deep and formative connections to this region as well as our inclusion on the LA County seal.
Federal recognition is the first step to bringing dignity to the Gabrielino/Tongva tribe and ensuring the longevity of our people and culture.Sandonne GoadTribal Chairwoman
ACT NOW! Tell your elected officials to pass legislation to grant Federal Recognition to the Gabrielino/Tongva Nation tribe.