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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Segment produced in KUCR, the radio station of the University California in Riverside.
Disclaimer: The views expressed are the sole responsibility of the respective speakers and do not represent the endorsed position of the UC Regents, UC Riverside or KUCR.

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?

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