We are celebrating Native American Heritage Month with an Expert Talk with Louie Robles, a tribal member of the the Acjachemen tribe. Join us as Louie offers us a glimpse into the past live of the indigenous peoples who inhabited this land long before the arrival of the Spanish.
When: Thursday, November 20, 2014 from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.
What: Expert Talk “The Acjachemen: Rediscovering Bolsa Chica’s Native American Heritage”
November is Native American Heritage month, and here at the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve, Native Americans have been calling this home for as long as 9,000 years. Relics such as cogged stones and pottery have been found in abundance on the reserve, and offer a glimpse into the past lives of the indigenous peoples who inhabited this land long before the arrival of the Spanish. Hear it straight from, Louis Robles, Jr. Tribal member , Juaneno Band of Mission Indians/ Acjachemen Nation, a descendent of the Indigenous Peoples of Orange County.
Louis Robles, Jr can trace his family to first contact with the Spanish at Mission San Juan Capistrano in 1776. An active tribal member of the Acjachemen Nation he participates in tribal meetings & ceremonies. As a storyteller and singer he has shared his unique culture at various events and gatherings within California as well as across the country. He has participated in ceremonial exchanges on the islands with Native Hawaiians and proudly represented his tribe at the dedication of The National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, DC. Much of what he has learned has been through oral traditions, stories told by elders, a direct link to the ancestors who walked the land before us.
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or call him at 714.846.1114.