Sacred Ground - 13 SEP 2008

This morning we drove up the Angeles Crest Highway to Mt. Wilson Road in La Canada to the Haramokngna American Indian Cultural Center to spend the day celebrating the Fall Equinox with flute music of the Indigenous people of the Western Hemisphere.
I learned that the Indigenous people who lived in California when Columbus landed, currently own no land and are fighting the Government to be recognized as a legitimate tribe.Tinky Winky got to meet a 5 foot Monitor Lizard…good thing she didn’t like eating Teletubbies.
I loved this man’s tattoos…like jewelry, they seemed decorative and appropriate...they wrapped all the way around depicting an arm ban including the string tied on the inside.
He told TW the center symbol stood for his wife and the feathers represented his two children.