|Samantha Spotswood of The Tab interviewed Wisdom Quarterly's own Dhr. Seven at the first annual Indigenous People's Day at UCLA with the principals who made it possible (The Tab).|
|Fowler Museum with amphitheater in front|
LA City Council Member Mitch O'Farrell was introduced by Prof. Shannon Speed, director of the American Indian Studies Center (AISC)
|Chrissie Castro, Navajo|
An Italian American stood up and gave an impassioned speech about delivering a letter signed by 50+ Italian scholars all agreeing "Columbus Day" should be abolished -- all over the United States, not just L.A. and Long Beach.
|Mitch O'Farrell, Pat Lopez, Chrissie Castro, Prof. Shannon Speed, et al. (MILA)|
We told him about Italian Councilmember Mike Bonin's heroic speech at the LA City Council meeting that voted to abolish Italian Columbus Day and institute Indigenous People's Day. He knew, having been there to witness it.
|Drumming circle (Mapping Indigenous LA)|
Drummers drummed (shown at left) and sang as about 100 audience members did the circle dance holding hands in friendship reminiscent of the banned Lakota Ghost Dance.
But one was respected by Fowler Museum staff and refused to perform in the building or its precincts. They instead stationed themselves under the stars and track lights under Janss Steps.
|Semillas Community Schools, LA, reviving Native American teachings (dignidad.org)|