By Melina Paris | October 12, 2023

Photo Image: 2023 MWGOE logo art by artist, Jackie Fawn Illustrations (Washoe Tribal Citizen, Yurok, Filipina).

The Many Winters Gathering of Elders or MWGOE brings its 17th annual gathering, Oct.12 to 15, to Angels Gate Cultural Center or AGCC in San Pedro, on Gabrielino-Tongva territory. 

The MWGOE is a gathering where Native/Indigenous Elders and knowledge-keepers from across the country come together to share teachings through oral tradition with the community. The gathering also hosts Native ceremonies throughout the four days. MWGOE is held in partnership with AGCC and is open to the public and family friendly.

The MWGOE plays a vital role in the Native community of greater Los Angeles, with the participation and support of the original peoples of the land. The vision of the gathering is to host a sacred space for people to come together, with the intention to learn, pray, support Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities and to inspire a healthier future for Native people.

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