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/Gabrieleno people are the Native people in the LA basin and have been here since time immemorial. As a guest institution on Tongva land, we make kuuyam nahwá'a, a recurring guest exchange, to the Tongva Taraxat Paxaavxa Conservancy, the Tongva-led org who received the first return of land back to Tongva people. We invite you to go to Tongva.Land and join us in making kuuyam nahwá'a to the Tongva Conservancy which is providing a space to create community and practice ceremony, housing Gabrieleno/Tongva people, and rematriating the land. If you're interested in supporting this amazing, needed, Tongva-led 501c3, go to Tongva.Land and/or reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We encourage all our campers, families, neighbors, and staff to learn more about the Tongva/Gabrieleno and Chumash Tribes.
Native American Heritage Commission of California
Kuruvungna Springs in West Los Angeles
Chumash Indian Museum
Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
Wishtoyo Village in Malibu
The Gabrielino-Tongva Tribe