INDIGENOUS LAND INITIATIVE

Mitch O Farrell with Native Americans

All land is Indigenous land. On Los Angeles’ fourth official Indigenous Peoples Day, in October 2021, Councilmember O’Farrell introduced a transformative set of policies known as the Indigenous LAnd Initiative, which includes the following:

 A formal apology from the City of Los Angeles to Native American Tribes, which will be introduced by O’Farrell in a forthcoming City Council Resolution

 The renaming of certain landmarks and places within the City, beginning with Father Serra Park in downtown Los Angeles

 A new policy direction regarding land taken from Native Americans, beginning with an Indigenous Cultural Easement at Father Serra Park

 An effort to update the City’s seal and flag to include representation of local Tribes and Indigenous Americans; this will be introduced by O’Farrell in a forthcoming City Council motion and will seek the input of Angelenos

 An effort to rename the "Christopher Columbus Transcontinental Highway" with acknowledgement of and respect for our Indigenous history; this will be introduced by O’Farrell in a forthcoming City Council Resolution and will seek the partnership of the Federal and State governments