Los Angeles has largest native population outside of any reservation in the United States. November is dedicated to celebrating natives who "were here before America was called America."
NBC4 Southern California is proud of its long tradition of celebrating several ethnic heritage months throughout the year, honoring the people and stories that celebrate the unique diversity that makes the Southland so special.
Tune in on November 17, 2013 at 9:30 a.m. for a 30-minute American Indian Heritage Month Special dedicated to the rich history of American Indians. Join Whit Johnson, co-anchor of NBC4 News at Noon, as he hosts the special with contributions from co-anchor and reporter, Kathy Vara, and reporter, Mekahlo Medina.
The special features several community advocates, including the leader from the Southern California Indian Center who will share the socio-economic factors challenging American Indians today and groups working together to help individuals thrive. In addition, you’ll learn about the oldest American Indian organization in Southern California -- United American Indian Involvement – and its mission to provide comprehensive health and human services to those in need.
Also look for a series of public service announcements airing throughout the month that feature American Indians sharing their traditions and teachings.