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

  • Tataviam Villages

    Santa Susana Field Lab Tour

    Join Steve Ortega on an exclusive tour of the Santa Susana Field Laboratory Cultural Sites, with emphasis on cultural resource identification!

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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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    Tataviam Tribe receives award from Native Americans in Philanthropy and the Common Counsel Foundation for Community Advocates Project February 14, 2014 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE TATAVIAM TRIBE RECEIVES SUPPORT FOR COMMUNITY ADVOCATES PROJECT The Fernandeño Tataviam Band of Mission Indians is proud to announce it was awarded the Native Voices Rising grant from Native Americans in Philanthropy and the Common […]

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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.