Available Programming

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.


Youtube Star Spring Showdown

Duration: May 2019
Tuesdays, 4:30 – 6:00 pm

  •  The four day workshop will be teaching students on how to operate filmmaking equipment and to create fun video content.
  • Permission slips required. Please contact the ECLD office today to inquire the necessary forms.

Timeline: Month of May; Tuesdays, 2019.
May: 7, 14, 21 & 28

Intertribal Dance Workshop

Starting in late March 2019

  • Early Spring scheduled Sewing Circle workshops will provide families 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: Weekly; Wednesdays; Mid Spring, 2019.


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.

Native Leaders

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: June 19, 2018 – August 9, 2018
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, 7:30 am – 5:00 pm


Summer Camp 2019 TBD.

ECLD offers a summer day camp filled with activities and field trips that are centered on STEM and culture.



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.

Upcoming: UCLA Campus Tour: November 9, 2018.

Planning: CSUN, UCLA and Community Colleges

Sewing Circle

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


Read With Me

Duration: Academic school year
By Appointment Only

One of the best things you can do to help your child do well in school is to look at books and read aloud to her/him every day. Our classroom is participating in the Read With Me program to provide you and your child with books and materials so that you can enjoy books together.

Culture Circle

Duration: Fall 2018
Thursdays, 5:30pm – 8:30pm

Culture Circle- Gifts for Winter Solstice.

We offer a Sewing Circle Workshop, focusing on the fundamentals of sewing are used to create cultural regalia.

Fall 2018 Culture Circle Workshops will include creating the following:

All workshops will include a Wellness Programing, led by Pamela Villasenor

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