This photograph is part of a rare photo archive of American Indians finding hope and strength in Los Angeles in the 1970s.
Published April 15, 2018
Unveiling of The People’s Home: Winston Street, 1974
LOS ANGELES – These Days, a gallery on Winston Street in downtown Los Angeles, will host an exhibition of rare photographs of American Indians who became city dwellers in the 1970s. The unveiling by the United American Indian Involvement will take place on May 18, 2018 from 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.
This unique photo exhibit and interactive experience shares a story of hope, community and resilience of America’s first and often forgotten people.
United American Indian Involvement was established as a nonprofit 501(c)3 by Marian Zucco and Baba Cooper in 1974 to provide shelter, food and a welcoming place for American Indians living on the streets of Skid Row in downtown Los Angeles. Through the U.S. government program of relocation (1956-1979), a large portion of American Indians were encouraged to leave their homes on reservations throughout the country to move to urban areas, including Los Angeles in hopes for a better opportunity for jobs and education, but the reality was a life of struggle
UAII has grown to become the largest one-stop provider of human services for American Indian/ Alaskan Native families and youth living in the Los Angeles County. Currently, we provide services to members from over 200 different tribes.
The exhibition will be on display for a limited time running from May 17, 2018 – June 3, 2018.
CLICK HERE for hours, location and parking information. This event is in collaboration with These Days, Native American and Indigenous Studies Association, Occidental College and UCLA American Indian Studies.