Indigenous Coast Narrative Project

[Artwork picture credit to L. Frank]

at the Wishtoyo Foundation

The Indigenous Coast Narrative Project is a partnership between the Wishtoyo Foundation, Live Oak Consulting, and the Autry Museum of the American West that will change the existing narrative about coastal California indigenous histories impacted by missionization and colonization. The project celebrates the connections, resistances, and revitalization of the indigenous peoples of the Greater California Coast through a series of multi-media interventions from the Bay Area to Mexico. It will ultimately culminate in a Native curated museum exhibit at the Autry Museum (2023-2025), a website, digital archive and GPS story map for place-based indigenous narratives, and educational materials for California’s K-12 schools. All of this material will be created by and for Native California communities.

Current funders of the ICNP include the Wishtoyo Foundation, Live Oak Consulting, San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, and the JIB Fund.

We are thrilled to announce two upcoming story gathering events for the ICNP:

“Art and Activism: Native Community Responses to the California Missions Legacy”

with Weshoyot Alvitre, Abe Sanchez, L. Frank, and Leah Mata

Tuesday, January 31st, 2023, 6pm 

Autry Museum of the American West in Los Angeles, CA

Click here to RSVP for the event!

Story Gathering Event, details forthcoming

Friday, February 24, 2023 6-8pm

Held via Zoom, hosted by the Wishtoyo Foundation

If you’d like to get in touch with us about the ICNP, please contact: