In celebration of local Native American cultures, the Aquarium of the Pacific will host its fifteenth annual Moompetam Festival Saturday Sept 21st and SUnday September 22nd!
This weekend 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.
Tongva Soapstone Necklaces - Julia Bogany
Blas Aguilar Adobe Museum – Juaneno Cultural Museum –Domingo Belardes
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 – Lorene Sisquoc and Cindi Alvitre
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
Sunday 1:40 p.m. honoring Christopher Diaz
All programs subject to change and weather dependent.
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How interesting! I can't wait to see all of the animals and learn more about California’s indigenous maritime cultures.ReplyDelete
Love to take the family to see it allReplyDelete
the native americans have such wonderful stories. i'd be most excited for that. i love how the AoP is doing all of these cultural festivals.ReplyDelete
Looks fun! Would love to take the kids!ReplyDelete
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