The Humanities Studio at Pomona College is honored to welcome Tongva Tribal Elder Julia Bogany to present “Journey of the Tongva” in the third episode of our Indigeneities Speakers Series. Join Ms. Bogany for “a journey with the Tongva, from where we started to where we are today.” The presentation will be followed by a Q&A.

Julia Bogany is a member of the Tongva tribe, is on the Tongva Tribal Council, and is the Tongva Cultural Consultant. She has helped to reawaken and revive Tongva language, arts, and culture through teaching classes and workshops and assembling a Tongva dictionary.

Ms. Bogany has worked for over thirty years for the American Indian community, providing cultural trainings and workshops in the Los Angeles, San Bernardino, and Riverside areas as well as in Sacramento for the California Rural Indian Health Board. She is vice president of the Keepers of Indigenous Ways, a non-profit group of the Tongva; president of Residential Motivators, her own non-profit consulting firm; a community health worker for the California Indian Education Association; president of Kuruvanga Springs; a representative for California tribes on Route 66; a member of the California Native American College Board; and the Pitzer College Elder in Residence. She teaches native culture and history and women's issues at Pitzer, Scripps, Pomona and Harvey Mudd Colleges and the Claremont School of Theology. In the summer, she assists with the Native Youth to College program. Ms. Bogany is active in the Children Court L.A. Round Table, runs co-ed and women's circles, and consults with teachers and school boards on how to revise their curriculum to reflect an accurate history of California and California tribes.

In 2010, Ms. Bogany received the Heritage Award from the Aquarium of the Pacific at their sixth annual Native American festival, Moompetam. She has been nominated for Coastal Commission for the State of California and is a Stake Holder Consultant of 200 parks in Los Angeles County.

The event is free and open to the public.

To participate, visit The Humanities Studio Zoom Lounge on Thursday, October 22, at 4:30 p.m. PT. (If the link above does not take you directly to the registration page for the presentation, visit and enter Meeting ID: 964 6150 6533 when prompted.)

For more information and updates on upcoming Humanities Studio events, including the Indigeneities Speakers Series, visit the Humanities Studio events page.

Event Contact
Gretchen Rognlien
Thursday, October 22, 2020 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm

Virtual Event

General Public
Pomona Alumni
Pomona Faculty and Staff
Pomona Families
Pomona Students
Claremont Colleges Community