Volunteer: Build a Tataviam Village!



Saturday May 5, 2018

9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Saturday May 19, 2018

9:00 am – 12:00 pm


In the event of rain, or other unforeseen circumstances, this activity may be cancelled. Please be sure to check for cancellations, which are posted by 5:00 pm on the Friday before scheduled building. No social media updates on the Fernandeño Tataviam Band of Mission Indians’ Facebook means that there are no changes to the event.

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• Water & snacks
• Allergy medication
• Sun protection
• Gardening gloves
• Gardening tools (optional)
• Corny jokes


  • Once you arrive at Rancho Camulos Museum, enter through the red gates and onto the dirt road. Please drive slow.
  • Keep RIGHT. Please be mindful of museum visitors and docents.
  • The road is narrow and will lead you to the southwest corner of the Rancho Camulos Museum property. To your right, you will see the orange orchard. Straight ahead, you will see the Santa Clara riverbed.
  • Park on the dirt area once you see the village on your left-hand side. 

Thank you to our generous helpers who attend the Tataviam Village building days at Rancho Camulos Museum when they can. We are continuously grateful for the helpful hands that take time out of their busy lives to volunteer with us.


Pukúu Cultural Community Services (pukuu) has partnered with the Fernandeño Tataviam Band of Mission Indians (FTBMI) to build a traditional Tataviam village at Coaynga, which translates to the “place of the food”, in present-day Piru, California. Materials sponsored by FivePoint & Santa Clarita Valley Television.

The village, hosted by Rancho Camulos Museum, and sponsored by FivePoint and Santa Clarita Valley Television, includes a kiic (dwelling place), ramada for traditional storytelling, a traditional sweat, and an assortment of native plants!

Click here to watch an interview by SCVTV: https://scvtv.com/2017/10/23/local-tribe-building-tataviam-village-at-rancho-camulos/

Job Posting: OTC Clerk

Office of Tribal Citizenship (OTC) Clerk

Rate: $13 – $15 an hour
Schedule: 20 – 28 hours/week
Duration: Seasonal/Temporary
Begin: Monday, May 28, 2018


The OTC Clerk will be responsible for overseeing and reviewing all applications for citizenship with the Fernandeño Tataviam Band of Mission Indians. Responsibilities include:

  • Manage, organize, and supervise citizenship files, citizenship applications, and associated paperwork/files;
  • Review genealogical charts and records;
  • Supervise and lead OTC clerks;
  • Conduct informational meetings with prospective applicants;
  • Filing, photocopying, faxing, e-mailing, and entering data, answering telephone and in-person inquiries;
  • Plan, coordinate, and carry out all of the day-to-day administrative support and clerical activities which are required to accomplish the work of the OTC; and
  • Other tasks.


  •  B.A.


  • Indoors
  • Sitting for extended periods of time
  • Ability to lift up to 10 lbs


  • Must be professional and punctual
  • Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Must be a team player and be able to work independently
  • Proficient using Word, Excel and email applications
  • Great organizational skills
  • Great attention to detail
  • Good clerical, bookkeeping, and data entry skills
  • Flexible; ability to adapt to interruptions

To apply:

  1. Download and complete the application
  2. E-mail the application administration@tataviam-nsn.us and put “OTC Clerk Job Application” in subject line of e-mail

Download Application