Los Angeles Water School: Art ,Tongva educators and Critical Thought- October 12, 2018

10/05/18 Los Angeles Water School: Art ,Tongva educators and Critical Thought- October 12, 2018

Topic: Los Angeles, Indigenous Peoples Day, LAWs, Tongva
Segment: D Report
Participants: Panda and Luis Tauzon, LAWS- Los Angeles Water School
Broadcast Air Date: 10/05/18
Time: 5:15 PM (PST)
Station: KUCR 88.3 FM Riverside, CA
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Event:
LAWS, Los Angeles Water School.
October 12, 2018
7 to 9 pm
Downtown LA
311 south Anderson street, Los Angeles CA
Discussion Topics:
– Who were the original people of the area presently named as Los Angeles?
-The Tongva people lived by LA river.
-How do we become students of the water?
– Is October 8 Indigenous peoples’ Day on in Los Angeles?
-How do we reframe and dismantle systems that are not productive and replace them with new an creative infrastructures?
– What is Los Angeles Water School?
– What happens when art and critical thought come together?
-What happens when true dialogue and education create new ideas?
-How do we acknowledge the river that runs through the metropolis of Los Angeles?
-Why did they encase the free LA river in concrete?
– How do we uncover the history of LA river?
-Where does the city of Los Angles get its water?
-Do people know that much of LA city’s water comes from Paiute land in the Owens Valley?
-How does water connect us all through huge geographic distances?
– Is the city a dependent infrastructure because most people don’t have of way feeding themselves?
– How do we study the city within a perspective of a landscape requiring a lot of inequality?
-When did people start living in cities?
– What is our responsibility as indigenous people to the past, present and future generations?
– What is the role of art in creating conversation and new ideas?
– What is the original name of the area that Los Angeles is built on top of?
– How will the people of Los Angeles continue to exist within the fragile ecosystem dependent of water?
-The Tongva people will speak about the history the Los Angeles landscape.
-Why are most people in Los Angeles ignorant of the original people of area presently known as Los Angeles?
-Why is language one of the first things colonizer take away from indigenous people?
– LAWS is hosting an event October 12, 2018 7 to 9 pm at 311 south Anderson street, Los Angeles CA
– Grandma Gloria and Grandma Julia will speak at the event on October 12, 2018.
– Indigenous people all over the work are in the forefront fighting capitalism, racism and environmental exploitation.
-Why does the United States have a narrative that the Native people were destroyed?
– How do we reclaim a story of ourselves?
– A lot can be rebuilt from a little.
– A single word can hold a library of information.
-How do we recognize the indigenous expressions manifested in our daily lives?
-How do our everyday meals show resistance to colonial impositions.
– How are the issues in Flint Michigan and Standing Rock related?
-How do we return to our home communities in order to listen and learn from our elders?
-Indigenous people have the answers to present economic, political and environment pressures affecting their respective  indigenous communities.
– Why are we accustomed to a society that sequesters knowledge?
– We will no longer accept the narrative that our indigenous communities are void of information.
– How do we recognize that indigenous people are holders of intelligence?
– Let’s recognize that nature is one of the most intelligent systems ever.
– How does art help a people uplift themselves?
– How do we bring awareness to Indigenous People day?