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Angela Mooney D’Arcy



Executive Director & Founder

Sacred Places Institute for Indigenous Peoples

Angela is from the Acjachemen Nation, Juaneno Band of Mission Indians, 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 institutions on environmental and cultural justice issues for over twenty years. She is the Executive Director and Founder of Sacred Places Institute for Indigenous Peoples and co-founder of the United Coalition to Protect Panhe, a grassroots alliance of Acjachemem people dedicated to the protection of the sacred site Panhe. Previously she served as Board Secretary for the Blas Aguilar Adobe Museum & Acjachemen Cultural Center. Currently she serves on the Los Angeles County Just Transitions Task Force, on the Board for the Acjachemen Tongva Land Conservancy and as a Commissioner for the Los Angeles County Beach Commission. She received her B.A. from Brown University and her J.D. with a concentration in Critical Race Studies and focus on federal Indian law from University of California, Los Angeles School of Law.

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