Closing Prayer at Puvungna

Water Ceremony at the Place of Emergence

Ti’at Society Community Dancers and Singers
The Bird Singers and Inter-tribal

Time: 10:00am - 11:30am

Cost: Free; no reservations required.

As the Festival draws to a close, Cindi Alvitre and the Ti’at Society welcome us all to participate in a blessing of our land and ancestors. In this traditional ceremony, members of the Southern California Native American community join together in prayerful offerings of song and dance at the sacred grounds of Puvungna – the place of creation and emergence of the Tongva people.

The Tongva are the indigenous inhabitants of Los Angeles. Once used as a village and burial ground, the Puvungna site is located on the present-day campus of California State University, Long Beach. Ceremony participants include ceremonial leader and dancer Cindi Alvitre; singers Joe Ontiveros and Craig Torres; dancer Virginia Carmelo; the Ti’at Society Community Dancers and Singers; the Bird Singers; and Inter-tribal.

This is an outdoor event. Bring a blanket or chair and an offering of water.

Presented by the Ti’at Society – Traditional Council of Pimu.

Cost: Free; no reservations required.

Puvungna site is adjacent to parking Lot 20.


Puvungna Site

California State University, Long Beach

1250 N. Bellflower Blvd. Lot 20
Long Beach 90840


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