Manriquez, L. Frank or L. Frank
Native American (Tongva-Acjachemen), 20th–21st century, female.
Born 1952, in California.
Painter, writer, tribal scholar, cartoonist, basket weaver, illustrator, indigenous language activist.
As cofounder of Advocates for Indigenous California Language Survival, L. Frank Manriquez, a California Indian artist and activist, has become particularly associated with the movement for language revitalisation and recovery of indigenous knowledge in the state. A multi-talented figure with a gift for humour, especially in her cartoon works, she has exhibited nationally and internationally, and is a board member of the Cultural Conservancy, supporting indigenous rights, self-determination and the protection of native lands. She also makes and teaches about baskets and is a board member of the California Indian Basketweavers Association. As the author of ...