ECLD offers various academic trainings, cultural workshops, educational events, and much more. All are welcome to join.
Duration: Academic School Year
Tuesdays, 2:00 – 5:00 pm
We offer tutoring throughout the school year to assist in all aspects of our students’ academic needs. We have fun themed days on special occasions as well. Please sign-up for our program and come join us.
Transportation space is limited, please contact the ECLD more information
Outdoor Adventures at Haramokngna
Duration: Fall 2019
Saturday, October 19, 2019
Saturday, November 2, 2019
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
ECLD will be hosting two outdoor activities at Haramokngna in Fall 2019.
DAY 1: Saturday, October 19
Hiking in the Angeles Forest
DAY 2: Saturday, November 2
Please wear appropriate attire; closed-toe shoes, athletic wear.
Bring: hat, sunblock, bug spray, and WATER!
Transportation space is limited, please contact Jenee at the ECLD Office more information
Youtube Star Showdown
Duration: Spring 2020
Tuesdays, 4:30 – 6:00 pm
Intertribal Dance Workshop
- In coordination with the Sewing Circle workshops, families will have the opportunity to craft Intertribal dance regalia.
- Families are encouraged to participate with inter-generational American Indian dance workshops.
- ECLD students will be provided a female and male dance instructor knowledgeable of several powwow dance styles and one drum presenter will provide appropriate songs for various styles.
- All presenters will teach participants origin stories of each dance, the drum, their significance, and applications today.
Timeline: Coming 2020
Traveling Tatáveaveat – Engaging Cultural Sites
Once a month on Saturdays, starting January 26, 2019
- ECLD is partnering with Tribal TANF – Antelope Valley to coordinate these events.
- Programs will provide Indigenous youth cultural and ethnobotanical experiences on traditional Tataviam homelands within Los Angeles County.
- The events will include a knowledgeable presenter of ethnobotany and/or cultural practices.
If interested, please R.S.V.P. your child, transportation is provided but space is limited.
Duration: Please inquire with ECLD
Tuesdays, 2:00 – 5:00 pm
This is offered through UCLA’s Tribal Learning Community & Education Exchange (TLCEE) program. It has been created to “introduce programs that are interdisciplinary in scope, emphasizing both legal and general education that includes Native peoples’ perspectives, knowledge, priorities, and visions for the future within higher education.” To read more about the Native Leaders program, please click here.
Age Restriction: High school students only
Credits: 16.5 University of California(UC) units
Duration: Summer 2020
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, 7:30 am – 5:00 pm
Summer Camp 2019 information coming soon.
Camp TAMIT has consisted of activities, such as swimming, field trips, athletics, healthy food, beverages, and popular films with the emphasis of incorporating Native culture in the program.
As part of Camp TAMIT, ECLD offers a special leadership opportunity that is available to teenagers between the ages of 14-16 years old. The Volunteen position offers professional development with leadership, communication, and adaptability skills throughout camp. We encourage caregivers to enter their youth as Volunteens, not only for the reduced rate of attendance but also for the professional and academic outcomes like employment resumes and scholarship applications.
College Campus Tours
1-2 Colleges per semester
ECLD students are encouraged to attend college and college campus tours provide them a college pipeline of networks, resources, and familiarity with the American Indian college experience.
Students will meet American Indian facility, staff and recruiters.
Students can tour the campus, ask questions to staff, interact with college students, experience communal dining areas, dormitories, and various education departments.
Duration: January 17- February 28. 2019
* No workshop on February 14th
Thursdays, 5:30 pm- 8:00 pm
We offer a Sewing Circle Workshop, focusing on the fundamentals of sewing are used to create cultural regalia.
2019 Sewing Circle Workshops will include creating the following:
- January 17th: Community Quilt
- January 24th: Ribbon Shirt
- January 31st: Applique Skirt
- February 7th: Quillwork Earrings
- February 21st: Pow Wow Shawl
- February 28th: Wearable Leather Moccasins
Space is limited, please contact the Education and Cultural Learning Department.
(818) 837-0794 ext 206
Yawáyro Indigenous Awareness & Literacy Development
Duration: Academic school year
By Appointment Only
The FTBMI’s Education & Cultural Learning Department’s early literacy program. The program is funded by the Talk Story Grant and provides California Indian, Native American/Alaska Native, and Indigenous Western Hemisphere picture books and conversational discussion questions for caretakers, pre-school and kindergarten children. The program promotes literacy and Indigenous cultural awareness for the entire community.
This program is geared towards Infants – 1st Graders.