The Tribal Historic & Cultural Preservation Department

The Tribal Historic & Cultural Preservation Department (THCP) is committed to the protection, preservation, and promotion of the cultural heritage of the Fernandeño Tataviam community. The Tribe views its culture as an invaluable, irreplaceable, and endangered tribal cultural resource.  As expressed in Tribal Historic Code: “The Tribal Senate finds that Cultural Resources are fundamental to the ancestors, present peoples, future generations, culture, land base, traditions, and sovereignty of the Tribe” (THC Section 103 (A)(1)). The Tribe formally established THCP with the intent of preserving, protecting and revitalizing tribal culture, spirituality, and history.