Come to Haramokngna! 

On Saturday, June 9th 2018 for our Spring Festival here at Haramokngna. Located in the Angeles National Forest, come out to participate in workshops, sample native plant cooking, check out our vendors, hike, and much more!

WIth a Special Presentation of cultural cooking using california native plants presented by the Chia Café Collective.

All Day Activities

Live Music

Special Performances to enjoy throughout the day

Native art and Food Vendors

Bring cash!

Cultural Workshops

– Yucca workshops * – Make your own Elderberry Clapper Stick – Round Reed Basketry Demonstrations – Soapstone Demonstrations * * Some Workshops have limited spacing. Please see below for registration!

Special Guests

The Chia Café Collective is a group of southern California tribal members and collaborators committed to the revitalization of Native food, medicines, culture, and community.

Come refocus your cultural lens. A unique Yucca presentation, lead by memebers of the Chia Café Collective, will with show you how to process Yucca Blossums for medicinal and as an ingrident in your next meal. Also come and engage in Southern California enthnobany discussions and how to harvest with resepct and ettiquette.

Be sure to check out their amazing book, ‘Cooking the Native Way’.

This cookbook invites you to experience the Native American cultures of Southern California through their foods. Full-color photos and detailed recipes showcase the diversity, health, and flavor of modern cuisine made from Southern California native plants in combination with other foods.

Click the photo to pick up your copy today!


Become  a Volunteer at Haramokngna!

Please fill out the form below and we’ll get in touch soon! 

Register for a 2-Day Yucca Workshop!

Register on our eventbright to save your spot!


Please download and fill out the form to apply to be a vendor at the 2018 Haramokngna Spring Festival. 

To submit the form or ask any questions, email Tornelas@haramokngna.org

 Haramokngna American Indian Cultural Center was established in 1998 by Tribal representatives to exhibit a space that shares the story of the five tribes local to the San Gabriel Mountains: Tataviam, Tongva, Chumash, Kitanemuk, and Serrano. Haramokngna, which means the “place where people gather”, is an important cultural geography where historic trade routes meet and people from the local tribes came to exchange goods. 

 Haramokngna is a project of Pukúu Cultural Community Services, a Native Non-profit organization, that strives to share Native American history, heritage, and culture.


June 9th is also NATIONAL GET OUTDOORS DAY that encourages healthy, active outdoor fun at sites across the nation.

The Forest Service waives recreation fees! Enjoy day-use sites for FREE!


Haramokngna was honored to host Dine’ Weavers from Black Mesa – Big Mountain areas who visited and provided a demonstration of the preparation of the wool and weaving of the rugs. 


Haramoknga is located in the Angeles National Forest. We encourage carpooling with friends and enjoy the scenic route up! Be safe!

  • (626) 449-8975
  • tornelas@haramokngna.org
  • Angeles Crest Hwy & Mt Wilson Red Box Rd, Azusa, CA 91101

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