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July 7
1919 - Mike Shuman, Placerita Junior High School principal, born in Fitchburg, Mass. [story]

Indigenous Artists Receive Professional Training at CalArts
Monday, Jul 22, 2019

The First Peoples Fund and the Pukúu Cultural Community Services coordinated to bring the two-day Native Artist Professional Development Training course for indigenous artists to California Institute of the Arts on Friday and Saturday. “This training is designed to give them some tools to know the...

Local Indian Tribe to Run $1M, 3-Year Youth Diversion Program
Wednesday, Jul 10, 2019

SAN FERNANDO — The Fernandeño-Tataviam Band of Mission Indians, which represents tribal families in the Santa Clarita, San Fernando and Simi Valleys, has received a $1 million grant to fund and operate a three-year youth diversion program for area teens suspected of committing low-level offenses....

‘Whose Land Are We On?’ A Tataviam Teach-In at CalArts
Monday, May 6, 2019

A delegation from the Fernandeño Tataviam Band of Mission Indians presented “Whose Land Are We On?,” a teach-in on May 1 at CalArts’ Lulu May Von Hagen Courtyard. Guest speakers included Tribal President Rudy Ortega Jr.; Pamela Villaseñor, executive advisor for the Tataviam tribe; Eric...

Pukúu Cultural Community Services Names New Executive Director
Thursday, Feb 28, 2019

Pukúu Cultural Community Services, a Native American nonprofit agency affiliated with the local Fernandeno-Tataviam Band of Mission Indians, has named a new executive director. Eric Sanchez is both Navajo and Mexican and hails from Long Beach, California. Eric’s clans are Kinyaa’aanii and Nakai...

Aug. 25: Experience Building a Tataviam Village at Camulos
Thursday, Aug 23, 2018

Pukúu Cultural Community Services has partnered with the Fernandeño Tataviam Band of Mission Indians (FTBMI) to build a traditional Tataviam village at Coaynga, which translates to the “place of the food”, in present-day Piru. The village, hosted by Rancho Camulos Museum, and sponsored...

Nov. 4: Local Tribe Honors 3, Celebrates Native American Heritage Month
Wednesday, Oct 18, 2017

Pukúu Cultural Community Services, founded in 1971 by members of the local Fernandeño-Tataviam Band of Mission Indians, will host its 13th Annual scholarship gala fundraiser, “Night With the Stars,” in Sunland on Saturday, November 4 starting at 6 p.m. Through the generous funds raised...

Local Indian Tribe Announces New Scholarship
Thursday, Mar 16, 2017

Valencia developer FivePoint has contributed $5,000 to help kick-start a scholarship newly available from the Fernandeño-Tataviam Band of Mission Indians, which represents Native Americans indigenous to the Santa Clarita and San Fernando Valleys, and its nonprofit affiliate, Pukúu Cultural Community...

Newest Additions to SCVNews.com
1919 - Mike Shuman, Placerita Junior High School principal, born in Fitchburg, Mass. [story]
1850 - Town founder Henry Mayo Newhall arrives in California to look for gold [story]
Henry Newhall
1914 - Rev. Wolcott H. Evans, the future "pastor of the disaster," named pastor of Newhall's First Presbyterian Church [story]