October 27, 2015 •

Saturday October 24, 2015 was an unforgettable day. Tataviam families gathered to receive the Walk for the Ancestors, taking over the plaza of Mission San Fernando for three hours with storytelling, traditional songs, and dance.

Twenty people walked the final miles to the mission, singing prayer songs. The procession was led by Kagen Holland carrying the Tataviam flag, and Itati Ortega who was carrying the staff of Rudy Ortega Sr, the late Fernandeno Tataviam leader.

“Today my father walked with you in spirit,”

– Rudy Ortega Jr.