The Orange County Coroner has completed an investigation involving human bones discovered in Fullerton's Hillcrest Park last December and determined they are of Native American origin. Dave Singleton, program analyst with the California Native American Heritage Commission, said the portion of a skul ... More >>
Late Juaneño Chief Clarence Lobo*CORRECTION: The number of Juaneño
Band members and percentage who the federal government recognized as demonstrating descent from the
historical Indian tribe at San Juan Capistrano Mission has been changed since the original version of this post was publishe ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
When the California Coastal Commission meets in Huntington Beach on Thursday, panelists will be staring into at least one familiar face: that of Chief Anthony Morales of the Gabrielino-Tongva Band of Mission Indians (pictured).
While the commission deals with coastal development ... More >>
This story details how the Gabrielino-Tongva San Gabriel Band of Mission Indians, among others, lost a round to prevent what they consider shoddy treatment of their ancestors' remains amid home building on the Bolsa Chica mesa. As Anthony Morales (pictured), the Gabrielino-Tongva group's most likely ... More >>
Forget that the Juaneno Indians helped build Mission San Juan Capistrano, or that they had a very real and very different name (the Acjachemem) before the Spanish renamed them after the Mission, or that they've been around for 9,000 years. The federal government just ain't buyin' it.
The blow came ... More >>
Today is the 64th anniversary of a dark day in American history. On February 19, 1942, President Franklin Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, giving the Secretary of War the authority to declare any area of the United States a military area "from which any or all persons may be excluded"and auth ... More >>