Fernandeño Tataviam Band of Mission Indians

The 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. The word Tataviam means "people facing the sun" and describes the Tataviam villages.

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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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  • Tataviam American Indian Education Center

    The Fernandeño Tataviam Band of Mission Indians (the Tribe) proudly announces the establishment of the Tataviam American Indian Education Center. In 2014 the Tataviam AIEC will launch its kindergarten through high school support services to American Indian students living within Tataviam territory. The Tribe’s Education and Cultural Learning Department welcomes the Tataviam American Indian Education […]

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  • Katherine Diane Sarenana; Elder of Fernandeno Tataviam Band of Mission Indians Passes Away

    Tribe to Remember and Celebrate Her Life on Dec. 17 San Fernando Valley, CA – December 13, 2013 – Katherine Diane Sarenana, 73, a member of the Fernandeno Tataviam Band of Mission Indians and beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother passed away on Monday, December 9, at Providence Holy Cross hospital in Mission Hills.  Sarenana was born […]

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  • 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.