“The Fernandeño Tataviam Band of Mission Indians, a Native sovereign nation of northern Los Angeles County, has set up a website, encouraging people to recognize that they are using land that had originally belonged to the group by paying rent. Rudy Ortega Jr., the tribe’s president, says there’s plenty of evidence, like San Fernando baptismal records and death records, that shows his ancestors owned and controlled about 1.3 million acres of land before it was forcibly taken away from them.”

Listen to the interview by Chery Glaser here: https://www.kcrw.com/news/shows/kcrw-features/fernandeno-tataviam-mission-indians-rent