Red Nation Celebration Institute’s annual The Sacred Water of Life Ceremony held during RNCI Red Nation International Film Festival in recognition American Indian Heritage Month, since 2003.
RNCI The Sacred Water of Life Ceremony opens the Month of November with land acknowledgment, lead by the Tonvga Elders.
SUNRISE CEREMONY – 7:15AM
LOS ANGELES, CA 90025
Tongva Acknowledgement | Revised June 2018
The Indigenous people
The Traditional caretakers of this landscape are the direct descendants of the First People who formed our lands, our worlds during Creation time.
We have always been here.
They prepared and became the landscape and worlds for the coming of humans with order/knowledge and Gifts embedded in the landscape.
From our ancestors, we were imbued the responsibility and obligation to our original instructions, guided by protocol and etiquette;
To be a part of, take care of and ensure the welfare of the extended family and community;
Defined in its most inclusive expression, the NATURE
And to pass on those teachings and responsibilities onto our children and grand children
(And to all those that now live here).