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Moompetam: Native American Virtual Festival

In celebration of local Native American cultures, the Aquarium of the Pacific will host its sixteenth annual Moompetam Festival.

Moompetam: Native American Virtual Festival

In celebration of local Native American cultures, the Aquarium of the Pacific will host its sixteenth annual Moompetam Festival.

Two children in traditional attire with Moompetam logo


This virtual celebration will feature traditional cultural crafts, storytelling, educational programs, live demonstrations, music, and dance celebrating California’s indigenous maritime cultures, including Tongva, Chumash, Acjachemen, Costanoan, Luiseno, and Kumeyaay.

How to view Virtual Moompetam

View the festival live below. You can also follow the links to our streaming platforms on Facebook and YouTube. Tune in early to each presentation and see every minute of this one-of-a-kind event!

Moompetam: Native American Virtual Festival

Moompetam: Native American Virtual Festival This virtual celebration will feature traditional cultural crafts, storytelling, educational programs, live demonstrations, music, and dance celebrating California’s indigenous maritime cultures, including Tongva, Chumash, Acjachemen, Costanoan, Luiseno, and Kumeyaay.

Posted by Aquarium of the Pacific on Saturday, September 19, 2020


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Event Schedule

Time Program
10:00 Aquarium Live Animal presentation and Journeys to the Past, Acjachemen Cultural Story — Jacque Nuñez
10:45 Costanoan Rumsen Dance with Tony Cerda & The Humaya Singers
11:30 Tongva Soapstone demonstration - Julia Bogany
12:15 Aquarium Live Animal presentation and Chumash Cultural Story — Chumash Family Storytellers- Georgiana and Deborah Sanchez
1:00 Chumash Cultural Demonstration with Children’s Craft - Oscar Ortiz
1:45 Gabrieleño/Tongva Dance — Kevin Nunez Family, Gabrieleño/Tongva San Gabriel Band of Mission Indians
2:30 Acjachemen songs by Adelia Sandoval & The Tushmalum Heleqatuum Singers
3:15 Heritage Award honoring Dr. Stan Rodriguez

All programs subject to change.


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Thank you to all Moompetam participants!

The Aquarium of the Pacific would like to express our heartfelt appreciation to all of our Moompetam participants that have made this festival so special throughout the 16 years of this celebration. It is because of you that the traditional Gathering of the Saltwater People continues to share the cultural heritage and wisdom of indigenous California coastal peoples. To those represented by the people listed here and everyone who has been involved in this event, we appreciate each and every one of you, and look forward to seeing you at Moompetam in ongoing years.

Abe Sanchez, Adelia Sandoval, Alan Salazar, Angela Mooney D’Arcy, Barbara Drake, , Blossom Maciel, Charlotte Nunez, Chief Red Blood Anthony Morales, Chief Tony Cerda, Christopher Diaz, Cindi Alvitre, Cindi Dorame, Craig Torres, Deborah Sanchez, Dee Dominguez, Desiree Munoz, Domingo Belardes, Georgiana Sanchez, Gloria Arellenes, Gloria Liggett, Heidi Lucero, Jacob Gutierrez, Jacque Nunez, Jeanette Castillo, Jimi Castillo, John Andrews, John Moreno, Julia Bogany, Kathy High, Kevin Nunez, Linda Gonzales, Lorene Sisquoc, Marcus Lopez, Marian Walkingstick, Mati Waiya, Matt Ward, Mena Moreno, Mike Bracamontes, Oscar Ortiz, Ray Ward, Rebecca Robles, Rhonda Robles, Robert Dorame, Robert Jacobo, Stan Rodriguez, Sue Diaz, Sue Ward, Tima Lotah Link, Trish Rios, Virginia Carmelo