CIELO creates substantive solutions to the social, economic, and cultural challenges faced by the Indigenous community. We work on language revitalization by creating new spaces of engagement with Indigenous languages for younger generations. An example of this work is the Weaving Words and Rhymes; it is a concert celebrating Indigenous languages through music. CIELO also organized the first Indigenous literature conference by Indigenous communities in Los Angeles. One of our most unique endeavors is our ongoing work with the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) to create a dialogue and awareness of indigenous communities residing in Los Angeles by conducting Cultural Awareness training with police officers.
Currently CIELO is fiscally sponsored by LAANE