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LIFE BEFORE COLUMBUS
A Native American Arts and Crafts Festival


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Cultural Displays

Angie Dorame Behrns
Gabrielino Tongva Springs Foundation

 

Background
Mrs. Behrns was born and raised in West Los Angeles. She is a Gabrielino Tongva Indian and is Federally registered with the Bureau of Indian Affairs. She has documented her paternal geniology from the early 1800's in Los Angeles. Historical landmarks associated with her family include:

  • Henninger Flats (formerly Clara's Basin) named after her Grandmother
  • Los Encinos State Park (formerly Ranchos Los Encinos)
Mrs. Behrns has also appeared in numerous documentary videos and television interview shows. Her poetry has been the cornerstone for a documentary video on the Santa Monica Mountains.

Professional History

  • Commissioner - Los Angeles City and County Native American Commission
  • Liason - Gabrielino Tongva Tribal Council 
  • President - Gabrielino Tongva Springs Foundation (1994-1995)
  • Founder/Editor/Publisher - Gabrielino Tongva Newsletter
  • Founder/Editor/Publisher - Gabrielino Tongva Springs Bulletin (Kuruvungna)
  • Cultural Consultant -1985 to Present
Cultural Presentations
  • 11th Annual California Indian Conference, University of California at Los Angeles
  • Venice Historical Society 
  • Culver City Historical Society
  • Point Vicente Interpretive Center
  • University High School
  • UCLA Environmental Coalition
  • Westwood Charter School
  • Discovery Museum of Santa Ana
  • The Oaks School
  • Westminster School
  • Brockton Elementary School
 
 

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