Angeles Crest Hwy & Mt Wilson Red Box RD, Azauza,CA 91101
HC 1 BOX 6
La Canada, CA 91011
1019 2nd St
San Fernando, Ca 91340
Haramokngna originally opened in 1998 with a Special Use Permit from Angeles National Forest. Converted from a former fire station, the cultural center provides an exhibit space that tells the story of the five tribes of the San Gabriel Mountains: Tongva, Tataviam, Chumash, Kitanemuk, and Serrano. These five tribes are explored through their pre-European contact relationship with the land and each other via trade routes through the mountains.
The Visitor Center is open year-round from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm on Saturdays, Sundays, Monday holidays, and snow play days.
Haramokngna provides volunteer opportunities and connect interested individuals with information related to jobs in the forests, caring for animals, herbology, cultural resource management, and other fields related to environmental stewardship.
Haramokngna sits on Red Box Saddle in the Angeles National Forest. It sits in the middle of the Gabrielino National Recreation Trail, historically named for the Native populations who were relocated to the San Gabriel Mission. The area was a resting spot on the trek from the desert to the sea or vice versa through which trade was accomplished. Pre-contact local tribes came here to gather the bounty of the mountains (acorn, game, pine nuts, etc.) and renew community ties.
Today there are more people of American Indian descent living in the greater Los Angeles area than in any other urban setting, most having been uprooted and relocated from indigenous and reservation lands. Through Haramokngna and working closely with our elders, we have created a significant land base in Los Angeles to serve the American Indian need to reconnect spiritually, culturally, environmentally, and socially. Whereas, community members will be the ones to take on the leadership roles in providing education to the public and groups on issues, practices, crafts, and conducting workshops while providing for healthy future generations.
Haramokngna hopes to continue to grow and be a positive influence within our communities, the forest, and to the visitors who continue to pass through these historic trade routes.
Our Staff & Volunteers
Pukúu possesses a full-range, multitalented and adequately trained staff. The staff is equipped to meet all the requirements to carry-out operations of Haramokngna. In addition, a fully functioning Board of Directors lead by Pukúu’s Chairperson, that works closely with the Executive Director will be responsible for the implementation and progressive movement of this program. Currently, our operational staff below manages the programs and initiatives:
Responsible for the development of financial support. Activities include funding for capital outlay, purchase and operation of endowments, proposals to government, corporation and private foundations, and the planning and supervision…...
The Center Manager is a live in-position who reports to the Executive Director and Pukúu’s Board of Directors and is responsible for policymaking, funding, planning, organizing, staffing and directing activities…...
Executive Director reports to Pukúu’s Board of Directors and is responsible for the organization’s consistent achievement of its mission and financial objectives. In program development and administration, Mr. Sanchez has…...