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Raul Baltazar and Joe Galarza

Raul Baltazar and Joe Galarza | We Have Not Forgotten the Tongva

Raul Baltazar

Raul Baltazar

The Tongva, the original inhabitants of Los Angeles, still exist in the greater Los Angeles as a population but are not recognized. Among indigenous people, diversity is what creates Los Angeles and its people from all around the world.  California Native People are survivors of one of the biggest genocides done on indigenous people populations. With this piece we acknowledge our natural caretakers will not be forgotten.

To learn more about Raul Baltazar and Joe Galarza’s work, visit raulbaltazar.com or instagram.com/geneticwindsongs. “We Have Not Forgotten the Tongva” is on display at Antelope Valley Partners for Health, 44226 10th St W, Lancaster, CA 93534 (map).

Joe Galarza

Joe Galarza