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Ti’at Restoration Update

Posted on April 28, 2014

mudvab-b781187189z.120131008205705000gjd1gbbic.2Under the direction of Marcus Lopez and Mike Anderson the Ti’at was moved to CSULB on Saturday, July 27. CSULB Students will be able to participate in repairing the Ti’at and learning more about the meaning and significance of this ocean going canoe during the Fall semester of 2014.

Contact Vincent Holguin for more information at:

In the Spring of 2014, Marcus Lopez (Chumash) kicked off the first event for the Tiat Restoration on Friday April 25 at CSULB.  Free lunch was provided to the participants which took place in the Engineering Department where the Ti’at will be repaired. (See:  Ti’at Fliers)

The Ti’at Restoration Project was featured in an Orange County Register Article.

Link to Orange County Register Article.


Image of Traditional Plank Canoe


Image of Ti’At by Magallanes and Edwards


About the Photographers



Student Chapter Tiat Restoration Project featured in Spring 2013 issue of Winds of Change Magazine



The CSULB American Indian Science and Engineering Student Chapter will be repairing the Moomat Ahiko at CSULB this year.  The Moomat Ahiko is a plank canoe that for the past 20 years has provided the Tongva and neighboring First Nations the pride and unity around the Indigenous Maritime culture . Since its conception, the Ti’At has succeeded in a variety of cultural voyages and village hops. Since the participation in the Ti’At Festivals in the island of Pimu (Catalina island), and participation at the Aquarium of the Pacific, International Music Festival, etc.,   the Moommat Ahiko has proven to be a sea worthy and cultural iconic vessel. Yet along with the uniqueness, the cultural renaissance of the Tongva Nation has been an illumination  of the success of the Ti’At and Tongva peoples. And because of this success and past activity,  the wear and tear of the Plank Canoe, it is time for repair and continuing of building a crew for future voyages.


Contact Vincent Holguin for more information at: