On November 15, 2018, representatives of the Tribe shared the importance of Native American Heritage month at Rubin Postaer and Associates.

Earlier in the month, President Ortega shared a presentation that overviewed the complex history of the Tribe. To supplement the history, RPA kindly invited the Tribe to share its vibrant culture.

Elder Dennis Garcia and Vice Chairman of the Elders Council Ted Garcia shared traditional songs, while Vice President Mark Villaseñor explained the history behind the songs of Tataviam.

Elder Dennis Garcia, Vice Chairman of the Elders Council Ted Garcia, and Vice President Mark Villaseñor share the history of the Tribe to an audience, November 2018.

“This was so crucial for us because, living in LA, it’s difficult to remember that we’re on native land,” shared an attendee.