Advisory Council Members
Cindi Moar Alvitre (Tongva) is a mother and grandmother and has been a cultural/environmental educator for over three decades. She is descendant from the Tongva, the original inhabitants of Los Angeles & Orange Counties, and the four Southern Channel Islands, and served as the first woman chair of the Gabrieleno/Tongva Tribal Council. In 1985, she & Lorene Sisquoc co-founded Mother Earth Clan, a collective of Indian women who created a model for cultural and environmental education. In the late 1980s, she co-founded Ti’at Society renewing the maritime culture of the Tongva.Cindi is currently a PhD candidate at UCLA, Department of World Arts and Culture and a lecturer at California State University Long Beach in the American Indian Studies. Her specialties are California Indians, traditional medicine, cultural identity, revitalization, and cultural trauma.
Cindi is a Task Force member for the State of California, California Indian Heritage Center, and a board member for the California Council for the Humanities. As a social-political activist she has represented her community domestically and internationally including opening for Nobel Laureates, Rigoberta Menchu Tum and His Holiness the Dalai Lama. She is one of the original plaintiffs in Puvungna case during the two year occupation of this sacred site. She continues to dedicate her life to the preservation and protection of California Indian culture.
The Guibord Center’s Advisors are men and women who love their faith and are excited by the opportunity that The Guibord Center offers to share the beauty of their tradition, especially in grappling with the challenges of the real world. Each advisor is invited to play an active role in planning and presenting the programs offered every year. Beginning in 2017 The Guibord Center invited young adults to participate fully as members of the Advisory Council.