Tataviam Lithics: The Making of Stone Artifacts

Join us for the tribe’s second “Stone Tool Saturday” event!

Please RSVP here

Between 11:00 am and 3:00 pm on Saturday, March 25th, attendees will have the opportunity to learn about lithic tools, artifact production, and history from local experts and archaeologists (See flier above).

Jesus Alvarez, Tataviam, trying flintknapping. July 17, 2016. Photo by Timmy Ornelas.

Jesus Alvarez, Tataviam, trying flintknapping techniques with Dr. Des Lauriers. July 17, 2016. Photo by Timmy Ornelas.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to try flintknapping themselves and take home an artifact. We hope to see you then!

To read about last year’s Stone Tool Saturday event, please click here.


Family Culture Workshop & Hike at Vasquez Rocks

Join us for a Saturday of cultural crafting, storytelling, and hiking!

Make sure to RSVP by clicking here

The Tataviam Education Learning Department (click here to access their website) is partnering with the Tribe to present a SPECIAL Family Culture Workshop at Vasquez Rocks Natural Park Area!


10:00 am – 11:00 am

Attendees will have the opportunity to make Native crafts, listen to a cultural presentation and traditional storytelling!

11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Attendees may participate in an optional hike through ancient Tataviam sites! The hike will explore Mapipinga, the village name for Vasquez Rocks, and uncover earth ovens, food sources, and gathering areas of the Tataviam.

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm 

Enjoy the Potluck!

Contact Kimia Fatehi at kfatehi@tataviam-nsn.us if you have any questions!

Sjutcanga: Going Back Home

An Afternoon of Exclusive Family Sharing and History

The Tribal Historic and Cultural Preservation (THCP) Department is inviting all Fernandeño Tataviam Tribal Citizens and their family members to private tour and history event! You will be able to listen to the expertise of Tataviam Elders about the history of Siutcanga, ask specific questions to State Archaeologist, and reconnect with the pre-Mission significance of this village and its link to Tataviam families.

Tribal youth are welcome and highly encouraged to join. Brochures will be available with information on Sjutcanga, as well as an interactive station for interested Tribal Monitors.

Los Encinos State Historic Park

Additional information: Please call THCP at 818-837-0794 ext. 208.