Chris Lobo

  • News

    March 28, 2013

    The Kizh-Gabrieleño Factor

    Despite a centuries-long campaign by Southern Californians to eradicate them, OC's remaining Gabrieleños are making a comeback

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2009

    Another Juaneno Blood Feud Heard From

    When I wrote about Chief David Belardes and his beef with Mission San Juan Capistrano, some members of the tribal council that considers themselves the legitimate Juaneño Band of Mission Indians, Acjachemen Nation, were upset. That disappointment was spun into a story where Juaneño Chairman Anthon ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2009

    Belardes is No Chief, Says Last 'Real' Juaneno Chief's Grandson

    As reported here, the tribal council of the Juaneño Band of Mission Indians, Acjachemen Nation does not believe Chief David Belardes, who leads a rival tribal faction across town in San Juan Capistrano, is a Juaneño nor does chairman Anthony Rivera's group recognize other factions. So, n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2008

    Native American Saga, Part 2: So Many Bones, So Little Time

    "Next is another fun item," joked Chairman Bill Mungary as the California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC) moved on to the controversy surrounding remains unearthed on the mesa above the Bolsa Chica wetlands after a lengthy debate over the treatment of buried remains at Miss ... More >>