Fernandeño Tataviam Band of Mission Indians

Fernandeño Tataviam Band of Mission Indian's region stretches from the San Fernando Valley and Santa Clarita Valley to the Antelope Valley and can be traced as far back as 450 A.D. At that time the Tataviam people migrated from the north and settled in villages throughout the area. The villages were constructed on the south-facing sides of hills and mountains because they received the most sun light. Tataviam means "people facing the sun" and describes the Tataviam villages.

Latest News

  • 2014 Veterans Day, Tribe Honors Tataviam Veterans

    In honor of Veterans Day 2014, the Fernandeno Tataviam Band of Mission Indians recognizes our living Tataviam military veterans. Tataviam have served in the United States military beginning with World War I. In continuing with that legacy David Rios said he was “proud to serve this country as a Native American.” And the Tribe is proud […]

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  • Tataviam Villages

    Tataviam Ancestoral Hike

    NOVEMBER 21, 2014, hike through traditional village sites and learn about Tataviam artifact recognition!  OPEN TO ALL. Snacks and water provided. Call (661) 433-0599 for more information.

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  • Employment Opportunities

    Welcome are pleased to announce employment opportunities within the Tataviam territory,CA.Available Openings are updated on a continuous basis. If a position is listed on this site it is currently available. A COMPLETED ONLINE APPLICATION FOR EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION IS REQUIRED. RESUME ATTACHMENTS ARE ENCOURAGED, BUT WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED IN LIEU OF THE APPLICATION   Available […]

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Media Updates

  • Building a Ki’j. Rudy Ortega SR. Park. August 14th 2014.

    On August 14th 2014, volunteers helped out on building a tradition Tataviam Ki’j (house). Filmed at Rudy Ortega Sr. Park, San Fernando, CA.

  • Pukuu Global Youth Service Day

    As part of the National Global Youth Service Day, Saturday, April 12, 2014 Pukuu Cultural Community held an amazing day for community young people to volunteer a day of service at Rudy Ortega Sr. Park. Many tribal youth participated in Pukuu’s event and took action to clean and release hundreds of ladybugs in the park. […]

  • TAMIT taking LA Native Youth to higher grounds

    Directed by: Jesse Bertel Ickler This film explores the sharp contrast between where the indigenous peoples would like to be and where they stand.