FNX Now covers news stories in the native and indigenous community.
1. Columbus Statue Removal
Christopher Columbus Statue that stood at Grand Park in Los Angeles, CA. for over 45 years has come down.
“He is the symbol of genocide, atrocity, subjugation, slavery so anytime we can remove that kind of symbol from the public lands it is essential for the healing of folks who beyond offended are psychologically and emotionally harmed by the presence of something like this.” - Mitch O’Farrell, Wyandotte Nation of Oklahoma
2. James Ramos Swearing-In Ceremony, Sacramento
Sacramento – Dec. 3, 2018
James Ramos sworn-in as the first California Native American in the State Assembly (Serrano). Ramos, a San Manuel Band of Mission Indians Tribal Member, former Tribal Chairman and former 3rd District San Bernardino County Supervisor, will be representing the 40th Assembly District of California.
Interviews with Joely Proudfit, Mary Ann Andreas and James Ramos.
Producer/Editor/Camera: Frank Blanquet
3. Los Angeles Women’s March 2019
Tribes and indigenous communities from across turtle island joined in the 3rd annual Women’s March Los Angeles in an effort to raise awareness for amongst the many social, political, environmental and economic issues; the thousands of missing and murdered indigenous women (MMIW), a major concern that has severely plagued indigenous peoples across the continent without mainstream attention from authorities or the general public.
The march is held in Down Town L.A., on the ancestral lands of the Tongva. Elder Gloria Arellanes was joined by singer/activists Jessa Calderon (Tongva) as well as representatives from Anahucalmecac International Preparatory High School of North America and indigenous community members and representatives.
All footage was captured by Pamela J. Peters of Tachiinii Photography (tachiiniiphotography.com/). Special thanks to Akwesasne Television.