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13th Annual

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In celebration of the local Native American cultures, the Aquarium of the Pacific will host its thirteenth 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.

Festival Programming

Saturday: Cultural Music, Dance, and Heritage Awards

  • 10:30 a.m. Cultural Storytelling, Mena Moreno
  • 10:40 a.m. Tongva Singing & Dancing with Toveema, Virginia Carmelo & Family
  • 11:00 a.m. Chumash Traditions by Marcus Lopez
  • 11:45 a.m. Chumash Family Singers
  • 12:10 p.m. Tongva Cultural Presentation, Jacob Gutierrez
  • 12:20 p.m. Heritage Award presentation honoring Sylvia Mendivil Salazar
  • 12:30 p.m. Cultural Storytelling, Dee Dominguez
  • 12:55 p.m. Singing and Musical Instruments, Gabrielino Tongva Indians of California
  • 1:40 p.m. Singing and Musical Instruments, Gabrielino Tongva Indians of California
  • 2:30 p.m. Tribal Singers & Dancers, Tribal Leader Chief Red Blood Anthony Morales & the Gabrieleño/Tongva San Gabriel Band of Mission Indians
  • 3:00 p.m. Tongva Cultural Presentation, Jacob Gutierrez
  • 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
  • 4:30 p.m. Heritage Award presentation honoring Jimi Castillo

Sunday: Cultural Music, Dance

  • 10:00 a.m. Acjachemen songs by Adelia Sandoval & The Tushmalum Heleqatuum Singers
  • 10:30 a.m. Cultural Storytelling, Mena Moreno
  • 10:40 a.m. Tongva Singing & Dancing with Toveema, Virginia Carmelo & Family
  • 11:00 a.m. Chumash Traditions by Marcus Lopez
  • 11:45 a.m. Journeys to the Past, Jacque Nuñez
  • 12:10 p.m. Tongva Cultural Presentation, Jacob Gutierrez
  • 12:20 p.m. Chumash Family Singers
  • 12:30 p.m. Cultural Storytelling, Stan Rodriguez
  • 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. Coastal Indigenous Children’s Activities and Stories, Jacque Nuñez
  • 2:30 p.m. Tribal Singers & Dancers, Tribal Leader Chief Red Blood Anthony Morales & the Gabrieleño/Tongva San Gabriel Band of Mission Indians
  • 3:00 p.m. Tongva Cultural Presentation, Jacob Gutierrez
  • 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
  • Ataham Arts Cultural Display - Michael Bracamontes
  • Acjachemen Ethnobotany Display – Abe Sanchez
  • Tongva Hunting and Warriors Materials - Kevin Nunez
  • Coastal Native American Cultural Materials - Heidi Perez
  • Kitanemuk Chumash Yowlumne Tejon Indians Basket Weaving - Dee Dominguez
  • Tongva Language and Cultural Display – Jacob Gutierrez, Keepers of Indigenous Ways
  • Chumash Tomol Plank Canoe Display - Chumash Maritime Association / Ray Ward
  • Chumash Cultural Display with Children’s Craft - Oscar Ortiz
  • Round Reed Basket Weaving – Lorene Sisquoc
  • Children’s Game Activities – Trish Rios
  • Kumeyaay Cultural Activities – Stan Rodriguez
  • Tule Dolls Workshop – Gloria Liggett – 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

Heritage Award Presentations

  • Saturday 12:20 p.m. honoring Sylvia Mendivil Salazar
  • Saturday 4:30 p.m. honoring Jimi Castillo

All programs subject to change and weather dependent.

Moompetam: Native American Festival
The Chumash Family Singers
Archived Event Information
Date

Saturday, Sep 16, 2017 | 9:00 AM–5:00 PM


Sunday, Sep 17, 2017 | 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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