Native American Indian Commission

Virtual Meeting to Discuss Land Access in Los Angeles County

July 21, 2022

All Native Peoples living in Los Angeles County (County) or with ancestral lands that intersect with the County’s present-day boundaries are invited to a facilitated dialogue on August 23, 2022 from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. The session will be held virtually on Zoom.

If you are unable to attend the session, you will still be able to share feedback via our online comment process.

If you are interested in participating either in the meeting or through the online comment process, please fill out our Google Form. After filling out this form, Ashley Dobson (adobson@avid-core.com) will follow up with next steps and additional information.

The facilitated conversation will build upon the Indigenous Peoples Day Report, submitted to the Board of Supervisors on October 5, 2021 in response to the Indigenous Peoples Day 2020 motion, which included six broad recommendations for the County to consider when addressing land access. The information gathered will inform the development of an action plan for implementing the recommendations. Participants in this session will receive a $50 e-gift card in gratitude for your time, knowledge, and experience.

The session is part of the County’s larger work on Land Acknowledgment, Land Access, and past and ongoing harms. On October 5, 2021, the County of Los Angeles Board of Supervisors unanimously passed a motion authored by Supervisor Hilda L. Solis, and co-authored by Supervisor Sheila Kuehl, that directed the Los Angeles City/County Native American Indian Commission (LANAIC) and Department of Arts and Culture (Arts and Culture) to hire a consultant to facilitate the development of Land Acknowledgment and Land Access policies, protocols, and toolkits (project) for the County, and to gather input to inform ways in which the County has harmed local tribes and Native American peoples. Cogstone Resource Management, Inc. (Cogstone), in partnership with Kearns & West and Avid Core, was selected as the consultant to carry out this work.

The current phase of this project focuses on Land Access, while accounting for the information that will be shared about harms in the process.

Please feel free to share this invitation with members of your community who may be interested in participating.

Last modified: July 21, 2022

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