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14th Annual

Archive: Moompetam: Native American Festival

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In celebration of the local Native American cultures, the Aquarium of the Pacific will host its fourteenth annual Moompetam Festival. This weekend celebration will feature traditional cultural crafts, storytelling, educational programs, live demonstrations, music, and dance celebrating the indigenous California maritime cultures, including Tongva, Chumash, Acjachemen, Costanoan, Luiseno, and Kumeyaay.

SATURDAY: CULTURAL MUSIC, DANCE, AND HERITAGE AWARD

  • 10:30 a.m. Cultural Storytelling, Mena Moreno
  • 10:40 a.m. Journeys to the Past, Jacque Nuñez
  • 11:00 a.m. Chumash Traditions by Marcus Lopez
  • 11:45 a.m. Chumash Family Singers
  • 12:20 p.m. Singing and Musical Instruments, Gabrielino Tongva Indians of California
  • 12:30 p.m. Cultural Storytelling, Stan Rodriguez
  • 12:55 p.m. Coastal Indigenous Children’s Activities and Stories, Jacque Nuñez
  • 1:40 p.m. Heritage Award presentation honoring Dee Dominguez
  • 2:30 p.m. Tribal Singers & Dancers, Tribal Leader Chief Red Blood Anthony Morales & the Gabrieleño/Tongva San Gabriel Band of Mission Indians
  • 3:10 p.m. Costanoan Rumsen Dance with Tony Cerda & The Humaya Singers
  • 3:30 p.m. Cultural Storytelling, Chumash Family Storytellers
  • 4:00 p.m. Costanoan Rumsen Dance with Tony Cerda & The Humaya Singers

SUNDAY: CULTURAL MUSIC AND DANCE

  • 10:30 a.m. Chumash Cultural Storytelling, Alan Salazar
  • 10:40 a.m. Acjachemen songs by Adelia Sandoval & The Tushmalum Heleqatuum Singers
  • 11:00 a.m. Chumash Traditions by Marcus Lopez
  • 11:45 a.m. Chumash Family Singers
  • 12:20 p.m. Singing and Musical Instruments, Gabrielino Tongva Indians of California
  • 12:30 p.m. Cultural Storytelling, Dee Dominguez
  • 12:55 p.m. Tribal Singers & Dancers, Tribal Leader Chief Red Blood Anthony Morales & the Gabrieleño/Tongva San Gabriel Band of Mission Indians
  • 1:40 p.m. Chumash Family Singers
  • 2:30 p.m. Tribal Singers & Dancers, Tribal Leader Chief Red Blood Anthony Morales & the Gabrieleño/Tongva San Gabriel Band of Mission Indians
  • 3:10 p.m. Costanoan Rumsen Dance with Tony Cerda & The Humaya Singers
  • 3:30 p.m. Cultural Storytelling, Chumash Family Storytellers
  • 4:00 p.m. Costanoan Rumsen Dance with Tony Cerda & The Humaya Singers

CULTURAL DEMONSTRATIONS AND ACTIVITIES

  • Tongva Soapstone Necklaces - Julia Bogany
  • Blas Aguilar Adobe Museum – Juaneno Cultural Museum –Domingo Belardes
  • Acjachemen Ethnobotany Display – Abe Sanchez
  • Tongva Hunting and Warriors Materials - Kevin Nunez
  • Tongva Traditional Acorn Display - Charlotte Nunez
  • Kitanemuk Chumash Yowlumne Tejon Indians Basket Weaving - Dee Dominguez
  • Chumash Cultural Display – Alan Salazar
  • Children’s Game Activities – Trish Rios
  • Chumash Cultural Display with Children’s Craft - Oscar Ortiz
  • Ti’at Tongva Plank Canoe Display - The Moomat Ahiko (Breath of the Ocean): Traditional Tongva plank canoe presented by the Ti’at Society.
  • Tomol Chumash Plank Canoe Display - Chumash Maritime Association / Ray Ward
  • Round Reed Basket Weaving – Cindi Alvitre (Saturday), Lorene Sisquoc (Sunday)
  • Coastal Native American Cultural Materials - Heidi Lucero
  • Kumeyaay Cultural Activities – Stan Rodriguez
  • Tule Dolls Workshop – Gloria Liggett – 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

HERITAGE AWARD PRESENTATION

  • Saturday 1:40 p.m. honoring Dee Dominguez
Archived Event Information
When Saturday, Sep 22, 2018 | 9:00 AM–5:00 PM Sunday, Sep 23, 2018 | 9:00 AM–5:00 PM
Cost Included with general admission to guests. Free to Aquarium members; 20% off for their guests.
Coupon $10 off Adult Admission
Info (562) 590-3100, ext. 0
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