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Indian Voices • November/December 2011

Los Angeles American Indian Heritage Month Celebration Makes Antonio Ramón Villaraigosa a Friend of the First and the Forced

Mayor Villaraigosa, Coordinator, Brenda Anderson and the city of Los Angeles, the nation's largest laboratory of democracy, made a great contribution toward cultur- al inclusion at the “American Indian Heritage Month Celebration”, held at City Hall October 28th, 2011 by making sure that the African-Native American community was invited.

While navigating a world of intercultural /interracial alliances,with its many chal- lenges and dealing honorably and in solidarity with Occupy L.A encampment outside the door of City Hall Mayor Villaraigosa has earned the title of Friend of the First and the Forced.


Phil Wilkes Fixico First Black Indian Heritage Month Honored Guest

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa shares the spotlight with some hon- ored guests. Left to right: Mikal Kamil, Phil Wilkes Fixico (Seminole Maroon Descendant) Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and David Hoff Grindstone, Lakota Fine Artist.

Brenda Anderson, MBA, Area Director: Neighborhood & Community Services and smiling L.A. City employee enjoying this years American Indian Heritage Month Celebration at City Hall.

Occupy Wall Street LA participants.

California Indian Culture and So ereignty Cent

California Indian Culture and Sovereignty Center

Community and Cultural worker.

Margaret Fields SDSU Dept. American Indian Studies, Linda Locklear Indian Studies Palomar College.

Kathy Wallace, mother of Brandon Wallace.

Chris Devers Pauma Band offered support and bless- ings.

Shelia Dasher Student and Cultural worker.

See story on page 1 Future undergraduate CSUSM. Natives and supporters affiliated with AISA (American Indian Student Alliance).

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