On November 13, 2019, the Fernandeño Tataviam Band of Mission Indians received a proclamation from the Santa Clarita City Council in honor of November as Native American Heritage Month.

Present to receive the proclamation from the City Council were Tribal officials, including President Ortega, Vice President Villaseñor, and Senator Salas.

L to R: Councilmember Bill. Miranda, Councilmember Laurene Weste, Tribal President Rudy Ortega, Tribal Vice President Mark Villaseñor, and Tribal Senator Raymond Salas. Mayor Marsha McLean, Mayor Pro Tem Cameron Smyth, and Councilmember Bob Kellar.
Pictured above is the City Proclamation, signed by Mayor McLean – November 2019.

The City of Santa Clarita is located in the Fernandeño Tataviam Band of Mission Indians’ Senatorial District 1 and encompasses two major villages from which the majority of the Tribe descends. This proclamation is not only important for the Tribe’s citizens- and particularly the youth – but also, for all Native Americans who now call tataveaveat (Santa Clarita) home.