Land Acknowledgment

The Los Angeles Conservancy recognizes the Gabrieliño Tongva as the past, present, and future caretakers of the land, water, and cultural resources in the unceded territory of Los Angeles.

As a county-wide historic preservation organization that advocates and educates about historic places and spaces, we honor and respect the history of the original inhabitants and places that preceded the founding of Los Angeles and we are committed to sharing this history in our programs.

Our historic walking tours and events also take place across Los Angeles County and therefore occur on land inhabited also by the Chumash, Kizh, Serrano, Tataviam (Fernandeño), and Luiseño. The Conservancy is committed to continuing this work as well as building long-lasting relationships with Indigenous community partners.


Below, please find resources from organizations that provide rich background and historical context on L.A. County’s original people. As the Conservancy continues to learn, these resources will continue to grow.

Feel free to email us if you come across a helpful resource at:

Gabrielino (Tongva) Band of Mission Indians 

The UCLA American Indian Studies Center 

UCLA: Mapping Indigenous L.A. 

Native Land Digital Map 

A curated booklist by Tongva cultural educator and artist Craig Torres
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