The Los Cerritos Wetlands are at risk due to fossil fuel extraction, flawed restoration projects, and a failure to respect tribal stewardship. We are here to protect and preserve this Traditional Tribal Prevent the extraction of 200 million barrels of oil from beneath the Los Cerritos Wetlands! Preserve the Traditional Tribal Landscape and Sacred Site of Puvunga. Landscape and Sacred Site.
Puvunga Wetlands Protectors is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, formed to defend the Puvungna/Los Cerritos Wetlands from expanding oil and gas operations and to preserve the wetlands ecosystem and tribal sites from destruction. We take direction from Tongva and Acjachemen culture keepers working to preserve sacred sites and ensure the survival of all our relations.
We’re saying that the Los Cerritos Wetlands constitutes a Tribal Cultural Property. Puvunga was a community, a spiritual gathering place for many tribes, birthplace of Chengiichngich, law giver and god.— Chief Anthony MoralesChair, Gabrieleno/Tongva San Gabriel Band of Mission Indians
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