LOS ANGELES (AP) — A museum recognizing Mexican-Americans’ contribution to Southern California culture is holding its first official event amid controversy surrounding the treatment of human remains found during its construction.

Native American protesters in tribal garb say they’ll demonstrate outside Saturday’s gala celebration for the opening of the LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes cultural center. Guests paid between $1,000 and $100,000 to attend the event.

The tribes accuse Los Angeles County officials of allowing the desecration of a historic cemetery where they believe hundreds of their forebears are buried.

County officials declined to comment and a museum spokeswoman did not return messages.

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Comments (10)
  1. Lisa Andrews says:

    The City Council and The Organizers of the event need to sit down
    with the Tribes and discuss some form of an agreement. To not have
    a comment and ignore the situation is stupid.

    1. A Villar says:

      We should also include in the museum
      recognition of the Gabrieleño tribes, the
      Chumash and Mohave Shoshone

      1. Saber 1 says:

        And we should check the immigration status from the la eaza clan and their followers. If those people are paying that kind of money, take it and give it to the taxpayers, not the tax takers.

  2. drozone69 says:

    what an oxymoron “Mexican-American”!1 One can’t be both phsically or mentally,that is unless you live in America.

    1. Bob A says:

      What about the term African-American ?
      Or if your ancestors were Italian, Asian or English

    2. Alice Polarbear says:

      THe only other culture that obsessed so much about ethnicity of its citizenry was National Socialist Germany in the 1930’s and early ’40’s.

  3. Atom&Yves says:

    How. Me sayum, “Skru-um.”

  4. HollywoodSaint says:

    what if threy bring spears and are hostile….we can always call jeramiah johnson

  5. ernesto says:

    Has there been any resolution to this?

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