Local community

Our Mission

Todd Banks

Membership Cordinator.

Wado to Pam Bakke from Cherokee Nation who can out and taught our moccisian making class. Thanks to UAII for hosting us. Vivian Garcia you are the best.

  • Promote and nurture the historical values of Cherokee Nation citizens living outside the Cherokee Nation boundaries.
  • To learn and retain the Cherokee language, history, and culture for future generations.
  • To be knowledgeable and assist the tribal nation in the issues facing modern Cherokee Citizens.  
  • To disseminate information on issues and act as a liaison for the Cherokee Nation.

Tsa-La-Gi  Los Angeles

Intertribal Drum Circle March 9th 2024

Cynthia M Ruiz

Group Coordinator

Tsa-La-Gi LA supports local initiatives in Los Angeles County that promote awareness and support to the native community. If you would like to find out more about what's going on in the native urban community of Los Angeles, please read our online periodical below. 

All Cherokee Nation satellite communities are family, so please feel free to join our festivities, meetings, and events any time.

Meetings typically occur every other Saturday on odd numbered months. 

We meet on the second Saturday of the month

11:00 am to 1:00pm during the following months:

January,March, May 

July, September &November

Meet Our Local

Tsa-La-Gi Council

The official Cherokee Nation satellite community of Los Angeles

Laurie Docktor


Cherokee Marbles demonstration with

Jesse Grayson ​

​(click below)


Watch our 20 minute movie

" ​Keep Our Stories        Alive "

Click on link 

Connect with us on Facebook - link is on bottom of the page.

Members of the Tsa-La-Gi LA Council & Inland Empire Council met with Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr & Deputy Principal Chief Bryan Warner to discuss how Cherokee Nation can serve it's At- Large Citizens.

Did you know there are there are 26K Cherokee citizens in California?

Next event Saturday July 27, 2024 We will play traditional Cherokee games.

Pam Robbins


Helen McAllister


Join Us

Rosemary Boyd

 Meeting Coordinator

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 History                ka-no-he-s-gi



Saraya Hamidi

Media Coordinator.



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Working with the native urban community of Los Angeles to ensure a brighter future for Native Americans