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April 8, 2020



Haminat Families, 

The Education and Cultural Department (ECLD) of the Fernandeño Tataviam Band of Mission Indians (FfBMI) has been closely monitoring the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) at the Federal, State, and district levels. 

Due to recent updates, the ECLD will be providing upcoming programming for the months of APRIL and MAY 2020 virtually! 

The following programs will be available online and enrollment is required to participate:

  • Tamit Mite: Academic Support & Tutoring
    • Monday – Friday
    • Platform: Microsoft Teams
  • Adulting 101
    • April 6th – 10th
    • Platform: Zoom Sessions
  • Wellness Circle
    • Mailed kits & Weekly Sessions
    • Platform: Zoom Sessions
  • Intertribal Dance 2.0
    • Platform: Online forms and Zoom Sessions
  • Re-Indigenize Your Bookshelf
    • Mailed Kits
    • Platform: Online forms and Zoom Sessions
  • Keep Tobacco Sacred
    • Platform: Online forms and Zoom Sessions


While the global pandemic has drastically impacted our lives, the FTBMI  is adapting to continue meeting the needs of The People. The transition to online programming also allows for more opportunities for Tribal youth who live far from the Tribal Administration Office or lack the transportation to engage with and learn from our department. We look forward to seeing everyone very soon through our online platforms.

Please also take this time to focus on the wellbeing of yourself and your family.

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september, 2020

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The serviced population for the Education and Cultural Learning Department would be Tataviam K-12th grade youth and urban American Indian youth living in the northern portion of Los Angeles (San Fernando Valley, Santa Clarita Valley and the Antelope Valley).  

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