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Assembly Joint Resolution No. 96
RESOLUTION CHAPTER 146
Assembly Joint Resolution No. 96—Assembly Joint Resolution No. 96 Relative to the Gabrielinos.
[ Filed with Secretary of State September 13, 1994. ]
LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST
AJR  96, Martinez . The Gabrielinos.

 

This measure would recognize the Gabrielinos as the aboriginal tribe of the Los Angeles Basin and would memorialize the President and Congress to give similar

 

recognition to the Gabrielinos.

WHEREAS, Gabrielino tribal territory encompasses the entire Los Angeles Basin area and the Channel Islands of Santa Catalina, San Nicholas, and San Clemente; and

 

WHEREAS, The Gabrielino were, at one time, one of the most prosperous and generous Native American tribes of southern California. Long before European contact,
 
the Gabrielinos already had a major society in place with a government, laws, religion, music, dance, art, a monetary system, and cultural exchange; and

 

WHEREAS, The State of California has had consistent interaction with the Gabrielinos, known originally as the San Gabriel Band of Mission Indians; and

 

WHEREAS, The State of California recognizes that the Gabrielino Indian community existed and has continued to exist without interruption to the present day; and

 

WHEREAS, The State of California recognizes that the Gabrielinos have held general membership meetings in the San Gabriel, California region for over 100 years;

 

and

 

 

WHEREAS, The State of California recognizes that Gabrielino members participate consistently in tribal affairs; now, therefore, be it

 

Resolved by the Assembly and Senate of the State of California, jointly, That the State of California recognizes the

 

Gabrielinos as the aboriginal tribe of the Los Angeles Basin and takes great pride in recognizing the Indian inhabitance of the Los Angeles Basin and the continued

 

existence of the Indian community within our state; and be it further

 

Resolved,

 

 That the California Legislature respectfully memorializes the President and Congress of the United States to likewise give recognition to the Gabrielinos as the

 

aboriginal tribe of the Los Angeles Basin; and be it further

 

Resolved,

 

That the Chief Clerk of the Assembly transmit copies of this resolution to the President and Vice President of the United States, to the Speaker of the House of

 

Representatives, to each Senator and Representative from California in the Congress of the United States.

 
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We need Federal Recognition, write your congressman and senators and the President till we get it. thank you

 

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