It is with deep sadness that we honor the passing of beloved cultural counselor, educator and Tongva Tribal elder Julia Louise Bogany “Wiseone.”
Through story-sharing and research, Bogany’s decade-long practice aimed to increase knowledge, appreciation and support of Tongva language and cultural practice.
We are profoundly grateful to have known Bogany’s boundless generosity, warmth, energy, candor, wisdom and inspiration. Her legacy will live through the people and public artworks that she has touched, in and across the Southern California region.
“Relationships with people empower us to do the work with and in community.” - Julia Louise Bogany
Grounded in this belief, we strive to honor her legacy.
We invite you to learn more about Bogany and the Metro artworks she contributed her knowledge to by reading the full tribute by Project Manager Letitia Fernandez Ivins, published today on the Source.