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The Tataviam Land Conservancy (TLC) is a California non-profit organization that restores the traditional territory of the Tataviam people through protective land management strategies, novel conservation practices, and innovative cultural and educational programming.

The citizens of the Tataviam Tribe were the first inhabitants of the northeast San Fernando Valley and, like other native people in the Los Angeles basin, were the first people of Los Angeles, the builders of the missions, and the builders of the Pueblo of Los Angeles and the City of San Fernando. The rich culture and history of Los Angeles County begins with Tataviam tribal ancestors.

In 2018, members of the Tribe formed the TLC to protect Tataviam lands and promote understanding of the cultural, biological, and historical resources on Tataviam cultural properties. Today the TLC works with landowners, builders, government agencies and other non-profit partners to educate all Southern Californians about the significance of traditional land management. The TLC protects and restores sacred sites and cultural landscapes, conducts scientific studies, and provides educational programming for tribal youth and the general public. TLC’s work is more important than ever as development continues throughout Los Angeles.