NewsLongBeach: Saving A Culture

Nov. 22, 2013 / By

Thanksgiving is Nov. 28 and it’s a time for turkey and too many meals. But not all families celebrate the thanksgiving holiday in the same way. While American history paints a rosy picture of the pilgrims and Native Americans, the truth is a little more complicated.

Voicewaves reporter Michael Lozano recently spent some time with the Kizh-Gabrieleno band of mission Indians, a tribe native to Long Beach.

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Michael Lozano

Michael is an editor and multimedia journalist born to Mexican parents who started their own Domestic Violence counseling center in Southeast Los Angeles. His mentorship has provided youth opportunities to share their stories online on NPR, KCET, the Long Beach Post, and other national websites. His articles have been syndicated and translated into multiple languages via New America Media and ImpreMedia, the nation’s largest Spanish-language news publisher. He was a fellow with UCLA's Laboratory for Environmental Narrative Strategies, and has recently been a Votebeat Reporter for CalMatters and the Long Beach Post. Michael graduated from CSULB in 2011 with research honors in Sociology and a Journalism minor. Follow his work @chicanochico on Twitter and @thechicanochicoreport on Instagram.