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Chief Anthony Morales Expresses Opposition to Gondola Construction in Los Angeles

San Gabriel, CA, February 22, 2024–(– Chief Anthony Morales of the San Gabriel Band of Mission Indians Gabrieleno Tongva has actually formally voiced his opposition to the proposed building and construction of a gondola in Los Angeles, mentioning issues over its ecological effect and prospective interruption to working class neighborhoods and historical landmarks.

The proposed gondola job consists of prepare for a very first filling station near the historical Olvera Street, a considerable cultural center and the ancestral town of Yaagna of the very first individuals of Los Angeles, the Gabrieleno/Tongva Tribe. Chief Anthony Morales highly thinks that the building of the gondola in this location would not just interrupt the historical and cultural significance of Olvera Street however likewise trigger irreversible damage to the surrounding areas, consisting of El Pueblo, Chinatown, Solano Canyon, and Echo Park.

Chief Anthony Morales highlights the significance of protecting the heritage and stability of these neighborhoods, which hold deep historic ties to the San Gabriel Band of Mission Indians Gabrieleno/Tongva. The gondola’s building would not just threaten the physical landscape however likewise endanger the cultural heritage and identity of these areas.

Chief Anthony Morales highlights the effect of the gondola on Los Angeles State Park, a website in which the San Gabriel Band of Mission Indians was included in the initial opening and true blessing. The building of the gondola would interrupt this spiritual land, additional intruding upon the ancestral and historical areas of the people.

Due to these issues, Chief Anthony Morales requires a reconsideration of the proposed gondola job and advises city authorities to focus on the conservation of the environment, our fragile cultural heritage, and wellness of the impacted neighborhoods.

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San Gabriel Band of Mission Indians Gabrieleno/Tongva
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