Pukúu Cultural Community Services is hosting its 13th Annual scholarship fundraiser Night with the Stars Gala. Through the generous funds raised Pukúu provides scholarships for American Indian students aiming to obtain a college education in achieving their dreams, thereby setting examples in our community.

Plan to join us in Native American Heritage month with elected officials, dignitaries and prominent community leaders on the evening of Saturday, November 4, 2017 at the Angeles National Golf Club, 9401 Foothill Blvd., Sunland, CA 91040. Nestled at the base of the Angeles National Forest and the only Nicklaus Design golf course in the County of Los Angeles.

Honorees

Elizabeth FastHorse
Rincon Band of Luiseno Indians

Elizabeth FastHorse grew up on the Rincon Indian reservation where she raised by my grandmother, and grew up with a sister, and cousin located in Valley Center, CA (North San Diego County) and is an enrolled tribal member of the Rincon Band of Luiseno Indians. Elizabeth is the director of Education and Cultural Learning Department for the Fernandeno Tataviam Band of Indian Indians providing cultural and educational programing to American Indians in the Los Angeles County.

Michelle A. Enfield
Navajo

Michelle Enfield is of the Red Running Into the Water people Clan (Tachii’nii), born for the Black Streak Wood People clan (Tsi’naajinii), her maternal grandfather’s clan is of the Near The Water clan (Tó’áhaní), her paternal grandfather’s clan is of the Bitter Water clan (Todich’ii’nii), this is how she is Navajo, Dine. She is originally from Lukachukai, Arizona but now resides in Los Angeles, California. She is the Program Coordinator at the Red Circle Project at APLA Health & Wellness and works specifically with the Native American population by providing HIV education.

Angela Mooney D’Arcy
Juaneno Band of Mission Indians, Acjachemen Nation

Angela is from the Native Nation whose traditional territories include the area now known as Orange County.  She has been working with Native Nations, Indigenous people, grassroots and nonprofit organizations, artists, educators and educational institutions on environmental and cultural justice issues for nearly twenty years.  She is the Executive Director and Founder of Sacred Places Institute for Indigenous Peoples, a Los Angeles-based, Indigenous-led community organization and Affiliate of the Seventh Generation Fund for Indigenous Peoples dedicated to building the capacity of Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples to protect sacred lands, waters, and cultures.