Honoring the passing of Julia Bogany

On behalf of the American Indian Studies Center, the AIS IDP, and the Special Advisor to the Chancellor on Native American and Indigenous Issues, we write with our deep condolences and to honor the passing of Julia Bogany, who joined the ancestors this past weekend. Julia was a Tongva cultural educator, innovative teacher, appointed cultural … Read more

[UCLA Newsroom] UCLA project reveals ‘invisible’ presence of the Tongva

By Jessica Wolf August 2, 2017 Tongva educator Julia Bogany was interviewed recently by her great-granddaughter Marissa Aranda for a school report. The 11-year-old asked her great-grandmother: “How do you feel to be a Native American woman?” Bogany answered honestly: “I feel invisible.” “That is exactly how I feel,” Marissa replied. This exchange between two … Read more