The WeSpeak initiative strives to drive youth-led pedagogy + policy work to combat linguicide, empower L.A. area Indigenous students and communities to advocate for a living Indigenous ecosystem that nurture language revitalization within public schooling, communities, and the world.
The program includes a student-led council of university students. If you are an Indigenous and a student in university and would like to participate, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chief Ya’anna Village
Academia Anawakalmekak and Tzicatl Community Development Corporation purchased and rematriated 12 acres of land to the Gabrielino Shoshone Nation of Southern California, the land’s original stewards. The land, renamed the Chief Ya’anna Learning Village, will be the site of Tuatukar Eco-Cultural Center for Indigenous Regeneration, a center for students and the community to learn about Native ecosystem restoration, climate mitigation and the process of decolonization.