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Commissioners Rudy Ortega Jr., Fernande単o/Tataviam Chairman Chrissie Castro, Navajo Vice Chairperson Cheri Thomas, Quinault/Yurok Treasurer Carolyn Echeveria, Gabrieleno/Tongva Ramon Enriquez, Tewa - Nambe Pueblo Dawn Jackson, Saginaw Chippewa Kimberly Morales-Johnson, Gabrieleno/Tongva Maxine Judkins, Apache/Cherokee Ian Skorodin, Choctaw Patricia Lopez , Taos Pueblo/Tiwa

3175 W. 6th Street | Los Angeles, CA 90020 (213) 351-5308 | Fax (213) 368-6811 | www.lanaic.org


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City of Los Angeles

American Indian Heritage Month

Antonio R. Villaraigosa Mayor City of Los Angeles

Torie Osborn Deputy Mayor Neighborhood and Community Services Aileen Adams Deputy Mayor Strategic Partnerships

Los Angeles City Council Ed P. Reyes, District 1 Paul Krekorian, District 2 Dennis P. Zine, District 3 Tom LaBonge, District 4 Paul Koretz, District 5 Tony Cardenas, District 6 Richard Alarcon, District 7 Bernard C. Parks, District 8 Jan Perry, District 9 Herb J. Wesson, Jr., District 10 Bill Rosendahl, District 11 Mitchell Englander, District 12 Eric Garcetti, District 13 Jose Huizar, District 14 Joe Buscaino, District 15 Carmen Trutanich Los Angeles City Attorney Wendy Greuel Los Angeles City Controller


November 9, 2012

Dear Friends, On behalf of the City of Los Angeles, it is my pleasure to invite you to celebrate American Indian Heritage Month. Cultures from all over the world call our city home, and each one contributes to the rich diversity that makes Los Angeles a unique international city. This month we honor the rich traditions and art of American Indian culture while also highlighting the work of members of our community who keep American Indian heritage alive and vibrant. I extend my best wishes for a memorable celebration and may we all continue to honor the diverse indigenous community of our great city. Very truly yours,

Antonio R. Villaraigosa Mayor


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American Indian Heritage Month Cultural Affairs Commission York Chang President Josephine Ramirez Vice President Annie Chu Charmaine Jefferson Richard Montoya Lee Ramer

Department of Cultural Affairs City of Los Angeles Olga Garay - English Executive Director Matthew Rudnick Assistant General Manager Will Caperton y Montoya Director of Marketing and Development

2012/2013 Music LA Heritage Month Sessions Title Sponsor

Brochure Design

Ray Rivera Pahi Creative Group Ltd. Pahi3.com


2012

City of Los Angeles

American Indian Heritage Month Opening Ceremony Friday, November 9, 2012 City Hall, Council Chambers Opening Procession Golden State Gourd Society Keynote Speech Mayor Antonio R. Villaraigosa Presentation of the 2012 Honoree Native American Veterans Association Remarks by Los Angeles City Councilmembers City Controller City Attorney

City Hall Forecourt Master of Ceremonies Michael Reifel

Arena Director Victor Chavez

Remarks by Mayor Antonio R. Villaraigosa Los Angeles City/County Native American Indian Commission Andrea Gibson, The Walt Disney Company Music LA Student Performers From UAII, Inc.

Drum: Jorge Lechuga and the Wildhorse Singers

Golden State Gourd Society Men: Eric Bohay Julio Rodriguez Saginaw Grant Steve Bohay Walter Ahhaitty

Men Dancers: Asencio Garcia Ashkii Kandenehii Ba’ac Garcia Fernando Salazar Johnnie Jackson Lance Jackson Mac Lopez Saginaw Grant Shiigo Biiliilitso

Flautist: Mac Lopez

Women Dancers: Jennifer Jackson Jessica Whiteshield Lupe Lopez Olivia Patricia Lopez Susan Jackson TANF children: Aleyah Toscano Daniel Fraire Destiny Acevedo Gabrian Wehmeyer Jake Bautista Jalena Littlewhirlwind JennaBautista Julius Phoenix Nanabah Kadenehii


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City of Los Angeles

American Indian Heritage Month

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2012 Honoree


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City of Los Angeles

American Indian Heritage Month Committee Members

Jerilyn Mendoza Commissioner, City of Los Angeles Board of Public Works Chair Ron Andrade Executive Director, LA City/County Native American Indian Commission Will Caperton y Montoya Department of Cultural Affairs Martica Caraballo Stork Department of Cultural Affairs Ramon Enriquez Commissioner Lori Estrada Office of the Mayor Yolanda Fuentes Miranda Office of the Mayor Olga Garay - English Department of Cultural Affairs Dawn Jackson Commissioner Tiffany Jackson Torres Martinez Tribal TANF

Angelica Loa Perez Department of Cultural Affairs Patricia Lopez Commissioner Rudy Ortega Jr. Commissioner Tracy Perez Torres Martinez Tribal TANF Brighid Pulskamp UAII/AICC. Ray Rivera Pahi Creative Group, Ltd. Nelly Satala Torres Martinez Tribal TANF Cheri Thomas Commissioner Fabiola Vilchez Office of the Mayor


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City of Los Angeles

American Indian Heritage Month The City of Los Angeles gratefully appreciates the generous contributions of our major sponsors for the 2012 American Indian Heritage Month Celebration.

Opening Ceremony Sponsors

2012/2013 Music LA Heritage Month Sessions Title Sponsor

201 North Figueroa Street, Suite 1400 Los Angeles, CA 90012 TEL: 213.202.5500 | FAX: 213.202.5517 | WEB: culturela.org


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City of Los Angeles

American Indian Heritage Month Heritage Month Classes Sponsored by

2012/2013 Music LA Heritage Month Sessions Title Sponsor

In celebration of American Indian Heritage Month, The Walt Disney Company, Mayor Antonio R. Villaraigosa, and the Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA), will host free, cultural Music LA classes for elementary, middle, and high school students. DCA is proud to collaborate with the United American Indian Involvement, Inc. (UAII), the Southern California Indian Center, Inc. (SCIC), cultural resource specialist and Native American music and culture instructor, William Madrigal Jr., and Torres Martinez Tribal TANF to make traditional native music and dance classes possible for young people in Los Angeles. Our community partners will offer two unique cultural programs that will celebrate, preserve, and promote American Indian heritage through various music, song, and dance traditions. Native American music and cultural forms will be explored and presented in their historical contexts, relying heavily on precious knowledge passed down generation after generation through oral tradition and inter-generational teaching. Student participation will include hands-on training through workshops and rehearsals. Students will also craft their own traditional musical instruments and/or regalia as part of this Music LA experience. After eight to ten weeks of instruction, all students will take part in a culminating community presentation at the Autry National Center. All classes are designed to celebrate American Indian culture, foster pride and an understanding of native music and heritage, and are free and open to the public. Instruments will be provided. Please contact a Music LA site below for enrollment details, class schedules, and to pre-register. Save your place today!

FREE Classes - November 2012 through January 2013

2012/2013 Music LA Heritage Month Sessions Title Sponsor


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United American Indian Involvement, Inc. (UAII) and Southern California Indian Center, Inc. (SCIC)

UAII’s Seven Generations Child and Family Counseling Services will work together with Southern California Indian Center, Inc. to offer the sixth annual Music LA American Indian Heritage Month Program for young people. The curriculum focus is on Northern and Southern songs and drum instruction, as well as traditional and inter-tribal dances that are shared in the powwow setting. Activities that will be incorporated in UAII’s Music LA Program are Drumming, Singing, Dancing, Arena Traditions, and Regalia Design. The goals of this program are to introduce students to the protocols and etiquette of a pow wow, teach

William Madrigal Jr. at Torres Martinez Tribal TANF

DCA is pleased to be working with William Madrigal Jr, of Cahuilla/Luiseno lineage, to offer Music LA classes for youth ages 8 through 18. William Madrigal Jr. brings over 20 years’ experience as a cultural resource specialist and music and culture educator in native American traditions and teachings. This program will explore the interpretation of indigenous musical history and cultural tradition. Lectures and workshops will follow a multi-traditional approach, anchored in a curriculum emphasizing three very important instruments and their presence in modern and traditional native American cultures: the aro drum, cane whistles, and rasp instruments as an accompanying instrument to the drum. In addition, traditional singing and vocalization will be taught throughout the course.

dance and song styles along with their meaning and cultural value, and assist young participants in the positive development of their Native identity. Beginner and Intermediate-level learners between the ages of 5 and 18 are welcome! WHERE: United American Indian Involvement, Inc. (UAII) 1125 West 6th Street, Suite 103 Los Angeles, CA 90017 The Autry Griffith Park 4700 Western Heritage Way Los Angeles, CA 90027-1462 CONTACT: Brighid Pulskamp-Lewis 213.241.0979 ext. 7155 bpulskamp.uaii@gmail.com UAII.org – http://www.facebook.com/pages/ Seven-Generations-Child-Family-ServicesUAII/269540463665

Students who participate in this unique experience will have the opportunity to make their own musical instruments that will be used throughout the program. No experience necessary! Beginners are welcome! WHERE: Torres Martinez Tribal TANF 3450 Wilshire Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90010 http://www.torresmartinez.org/ CONTACT: William Madrigal Jr. 951.216.8586 wmadr001@ucr.edu


SAVE THE DATE

NATIVE AMERICAN VETERAN’S ASSOCIATION

Annual

Veteran’s Appreciation and Heritage Day Powwow

November 10th & 11th 2012

Saturday, 10:00 noon – 10:00 pm Sunday 10:00 noon – 6:00 pm Native American Arts & Crafts demonstrators Flute and Drum Player, Children’s Activities Raffles and Prices All Dancers and Drums Welcome

EVERYONE WELCOME

For more information: Ron Gallegos (818) 809-7338 Ray Stewart(818) 419-3197 Mary Iron Elk (562) 972-1140 South Gate, CA 90280 Contact us at navavets@yahoo.com

City of South Gate South Gate Park 4900 Southern Avenue South Gate, CA 90280


Together one community in celebration of Na t ive A me ric a n He rit a ge Mont h

Together One Community.

www.sanmanuel-nsn.gov


Gabrieleno/Tongva San Gabriel Band of Mission Indians

Congratulates

the City of Los Angeles in recognizing American Indian Heritage Month, 2012 Gabrieleno/Tongva Tribal Office 203 E. Mission Road San Gabriel, CA 91776

The Gabrieleno/Tongva Tribe operates a variety of programs for the benefit of the Indian Community including: Emergency food vouchers, bus tokens, utility assistance, holiday food baskets, job referral training, and cultural workshops.


The American Indian Healing Center

Congratulates the City of Los Angeles In Recognizing American Indian Heritage Month, 2012 The American Indian Healing Center is a state licensed community clinic providing low cost, affordable primary care medical services to American Indians living anywhere in Los Angeles county.

The American Indian Healing Center is located at: 12456 E. Washington Blvd. Whittier, CA. 90602 Monday - Friday 9 am to 5 pm. CALL: 562 - 693 - 4325 to schedule an appointment


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We applaud the City of Los Angeles

for supporting our community!

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Saluting the big picture: building a foundation Native American for a stronger community an American Indian 501(c)3 non-profit was Veterans Association Pukúu established by the Fernandeño Tataviam Band and Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and the City of Los Angeles for recognizing American Indian Heritage Month

Support building a stronger commuity

of Mission Indians in order to empower Native American Indian families. Since its inception in 1974 and reinvigoration in 2000, the non-profit has been leading the way in helping Native American Indian families from the San Fernando Valley and beyond. Pukúu, Cultural Community Services 1019 Second Street #2, San Fernando, CA 91340 (818) 336-6105 • Fax (818) 837-0796 admin@pukuu.org • www.pukuu.org www.haramokngna.org


The SEIU Local 721 Native American Caucus thanks our Native American Veterans and their families.

Honoring Your Service and Sacrifice

D e D i c at e D t o R e l i a b l e Q ua l i t y P u b l i c S e R v i c e S www.seiu721.org

facebook.com/seiu721

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Southern California Indian Center and the American Indian Families Partnership

Working to Honor the traditions and cultures of the American Indian community within the City of Los Angeles


Bank  of  America   Native  American  Professional  Network   2nd  Annual  Sponsorship  of     The  American  Indian  Heritage  Month  Celebration  

 

 

Honoring  the  Valor,  Traditions  and  Dreams  of  our  Warriors      

 

2012  American  Indian  Heritage  Month  Celebration   "Honoring  the  Valor,  Traditions  and  Dreams  of  Our  Warriors"   Mayor  Antonio  R.  Villaraigosa   The  Los  Angeles  City  Council   City  Attorney  &  City  Controller   Cordially  invite  you  to  the  Opening  Ceremony   Followed  by  program  and  reception  on  the  Forecourt      

Date:  11/9/12;  10:00  AM    -­‐  1:00  PM   City  Hall,  Council  Chambers  -­‐  3rd  Floor   200  N.  Spring  Street   Los  Angeles,  CA  90012    

 


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2012 American Indian Heritage Month