Mona Morales Recalde
Native Community Elected Commissioner
Gabrieleno/Tongva San Gabriel Band of Mission Indians
Mona Morales Recalde is an enrolled member of the Gabrieleno/Tongva San Gabriel Band of Mission Indians. She was elected to the Commission in January 2023. Her family maintains tradition and continuity to their tribe by living on the tribal traditional land and knowing its precious history.
Mona maintains connection in community through volunteering at Kuruvungna, participating in Native Beading Circles and singing traditional songs at events such as Indigenous People’s Day hosted by the City and County of Los Angeles. Mona has been active in Native American culture, maintaining her family traditions all of her life.
In her professional life she works as a Sr. Manager for a large technical company, she holds her Bachelors in Communications from San Diego State University and her Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from Cal State Monterey Bay, she is a Project Management Professional (PMP).
Mona has given various presentations to education institutions and various organizations about the Gabrieleno/Tongva and maintaining cultural traditions. Mona is passionate about Community Outreach for the Gabrieleno/Tongva and for all Native Americans, she is dedicated to Tribal affairs providing land welcoming and education sessions.
Last modified: August 7, 2023