Registration for Tribal Citizenship

The Fernandeño Tataviam Band of Mission Indians (the Tribe) is committed to the guardianship of its people and has passed legislation to registered individuals with Fernandeño Tataviam ancestry. Registration for Tribal Citizenship is the tribal governmental registering process to allow individuals who descend from a progenitor of the Tribe. Tribal Senate is the legislative body of the Tribe that grants the permanent and official record of Fernandeño Tataviam citizenship of individuals. The Office of Tribal Citizenship (OTC) is designated to receive and process applications for Fernandeño Tataviam citizenship pursuant to the provisions of the Tribe’s Constitution and laws.

Tribal Citizenship Criteria

In accordance with the Fernandeño Tataviam Band of Mission Indians Constitution Article 6 and Tribal Code Section 2, Chapter 2 provides the criteria and eligibility for tribal citizenship as fellows:

  • Any person who are not registered citizens/members of any other tribe, and who are;
  • Lineal descendant of one of the three main tribal families (ancestors) that are of Fernandeno Tataviam ancestry: Josephine Gardner “Garcia”, Maria Rita Alipas “Ortega”, and Jose Miguel Triumfo “Ortiz”, OR;
  • Minor of seventeen years of age or younger of an enrolled citizen of the Tribe whose name appears of the Official Tribal Roll approved by Tribal Senate.

Questions about tribal citizenship with the Fernandeño Tataviam Band of Mission Indians, please call the Office of Tribal Citizenship at 818-837-0794 or email at ( Forms available online at ( or at the Tribal Administration office, 1019 Second Street, San Fernando, CA 91340.

Office of Tribal Citizenship
Fernandeño Tataviam Band of Mission Indians

Office hours: Monday thru Friday
9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.

Phone: (818) 837-0794