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Ti’at Society Shares History of “Moomat Ahiko”-Altasea

April 6 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Moomat Ahiko Gabrielino ship building

Open House: The First Boat at AltaSea

Join us for our Open House!
The Ti’at Society Shares History of “Moomat Ahiko”

Traditional Plank Canoe finds a new home at AltaSea

The Ti’at Society will introduce “Moomat Ahiko” shedding light on the history and importance of the first Tongva traditional “Ti’at” plank canoe constructed since the 1800s.

Featured speakers:

Cindi M. Alvitre
Tongva Educator and Ti’at Society Co-Founder
Cindi Alvitre is a mother and grandmother, and she has been an educator and artist and activist for over three decades. She is a descendant of the original inhabitants of Los Angeles and Orange Counties

Desiree Martinez
Tongva Educator, Indigenous Archaeologist
Desiree Renee Martinez is a Gabrielino (Tongva) community member, practicing archaeologist and President of Cogstone Resource Management. Ms. Martinez has dedicated her life to obtaining the skills and knowledge to combat the wanton destruction of Native American sacred and cultural sites. Her research and professional work aim to remind the Southern California community of the Tongva’s vibrant heritage and continuing contribution to the Southern California region.



April 6
10:00 am - 12:30 pm
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AltaSea at the Port of Los Angeles
Berth 58 2456 S. Signal Street
San Pedro, CA 90731 United States
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