WE ARE ON NATIVE LAND
Tumbleweed Day Camp, like most everything in Los Angeles County, is on the ancestral land of the Gabrielino-Tongva Indian Tribe. Tovaangar, also know as modern day Los Angeles, was home to thousands of people who inhabited this area of the word for hundreds of years prior to European Colonization. We acknowledge that the beautiful land that we are on and enjoy every day was stolen from the Gabrielino-Tongva not so long ago.
We hope you will join us in making a financial contribution to either of the groups below, both of which focus on giving land back to the indigenous communities of present-day Los Angeles and protecting their culture and traditions.
Tataviam Land Conservency
The Tataviam Land Conservancy (TLC) is a non-profit organization focused on protecting the traditional territory of the Fernandeno Tataviam people through protective land management, cooperative agreements, and innovative cultural and educational programming.
Tongva Taraxat Paxaavxa Conservancy
The Tongva Taraxat Paxaavxa (pronounced Tar-a-haht pah-hava) Conservancy is a Tongva-led org created to steward lands in Tovaangar, the traditional Tongva region, encompassing the greater LA basin. The Conservancy has received land back, and is working to create a community center for Indigenous people, maintain cultural practices, practice traditional Ceremony, work on language revitalization, provide housing for Indigenous elders, and archive documents.
We encourage all our campers, families, neighbors, and staff to learn more about the Gabrielino-Tongva and Chumash Tribes.