Tataviam Central was opened with traditional songs sung by Tataviam elders Ted Garcia and Dennis Garcia.

On Saturday, March 31, 2018, the Tribe hosted “Tataviam Central: Local Native American Arts, Culture, and History” at the Open Streets Festival in San Fernando, CA!

As the first peoples of Paséknga(San Fernando), the Tribe welcomed thousands of attendees with traditional songs, cultural displays, and historical information. Located adjacent to the Tribal Headquarters on Maclay Avenue and 2nd Street, Tataviam Central provided attendees with the unique opportunity to experience the local Native American arts, culture, and history. Present were the Tribe, its non-profit Pukuu Cultural Community Services, the Education and Cultural Learning Department (ECLD), and the Haramokngna American Indian Cultural Center.

 

Pictured are two booths: Fernandeño Tataviam Band of Mission Indians and Education and Cultural Learning Department.

 

Haramokngna representative Lorence Orosco and Ted Garcia, Vice Chairman of the Council of Elders, share information on grindstone material types to attendees.

 

Haramokngna booth at “Tataviam Central”, March 31, 2018. in the background is the rich cultural display of elder Dennis Garcia and beautifully-crafted soapstone carvings of elder Ted Garcia.

 

Traditional Tataviam beverages for sale to raise money for education program.

A special thank you to the attendees who came to volunteer and enjoy the event!