Public Meeting Notice and Agenda – October 20, 2023



Office Phone (916) 373-3710


 Location: Pala Casino Spa & Resort

Sycamore Room

11154 CA-76

Pala, CA 92059

Friday, October 20, 2023

9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

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Agenda items may be taken out of order.



  • Welcome
  • Roll Call
  • Introduction of Commissioners, Staff, and Attorney General’s Representative
  • Tribal Host Welcome, Chairman Robert Smith, Pala Band of Mission Indians
  • Traditional Opening (Wayne Nelson, Commissioner)


1. New NAHC Commissioners to take the Ceremonial Oath of Office (Reginald Pagaling, Chairman)

  1. Reid Milanovich, Chairman, Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians
  2. Laurena Bolden, Tribal Councilmember, San Manuel Band of Mission Indians

2. Approval of Meeting Minutes

  1. July 14, 2023, Open Session

3. Commission Sub-Committee Update (Raymond Hitchcock, Executive Secretary) [Sub-Committee Update Memo]

  1. Commissioners to consider filling Sub-Committee vacancies.
    • UC / CSU NAGPRA Policy Sub-Committee vacancies (Commissioner Rodriguez, Chairman Pagaling, TEMPORARY 7-14, 2023)
  2. Commissioners to consider the creation of New Sub-Committees and Appointments to Vacancies.
    • Sacred Lands Inventory & Fee Regulations Sub-Committee
    • Cal NAGPRA Enforcement Regulations Sub-Committee

4. Draft Contact List Regulations (Raymond Hitchcock, Executive Secretary, Mario Pallari, NAHC Attorney) [Bagley Keene Act Impacts to Contact List Memo]

  1. Update on status of Draft Contact List Regulations. [Proposed Draft Contact List Regulations]
  2. Outline Process for receiving Tribal Comments and Consultation on Draft Regulations.
  3. Commissioners to consider adopting Draft Contact List Regulations for proposed Tribal Comment & Consultation Period.

5. UC Systemwide / Campus Committee Nominations Update (Mario Pallari, NAHC Attorney)

  1. Update on UC Systemwide / Campus Committee Vacancies (Mario Pallari, NAHC Attorney) [Oversight Committee Vacancies Memo]
  2. Commissioners to consider approving the NAHC Draft UC/CSU Systemwide / Campus Committee Nomination Process (Mario Pallari, NAHC Attorney) [Committee Nomination Process Memo]

6. Digital Atlas Commission Directives (Raymond Hitchcock, Executive Secretary) [Digital Atlas Memo]

  1. Update Commissioners on Relocation and Modification Options for the Digital Atlas
  2. Commissioners to consider which Agency Website location should host and maintain the Digital Atlas currently on the NAHC Website.
  3. Commissioners to consider adopting revised Disclaimer Language on Digital Atlas Pages.

7. Draft CalNAGPRA Dispute Resolution / Mediation Regulations (Mario Pallari, NAHC Attorney, Raymond Hitchcock, Executive Secretary)

  1. Update on status of Draft CalNAGPRA Dispute Resolution / Mediation Regulations.
  2. Outline Formal Rulemaking Process Timeline for Draft Regulations.
  3. Commissioners to consider approving Draft CalNAGPRA Dispute Resolution / Mediation Regulations to initiate the formal APA Rulemaking Process

8. Calendar Dates and Locations for FY 2023-24 Public Commission Meetings Update (Raymond Hitchcock, Executive Secretary)

  1. Commissioners to approve the following Commission Meeting Locations:
    • Friday, January 19, 2024: Sacramento, CA
    • Friday, April 19, 2024: Location TBD
    • Friday, July 19, 2024: Location TBD


9. City of Corona WRF Lift Station No. 3 Project, Risk of Litigation (Government Code, § 11126(e)(2)(B)(i). (Mario Pallari, NAHC Legal Counsel)1

[Coyle Packet]


10. City of Corona WRF Lift Station No. 3 Project (Mario Pallari, NAHC Legal Counsel)2

  1. Commissioners to consider drafting a Letter to the City of Corona
  2. Commissioners to review Mediation procedure and framework for all disputes arising under Pub. Res. Code, § 5097.94 (k) [Mediation Framework Memo]
  3. Commissioners to consider the potential for designating the Corona WRF Lift Station No. 3, Project location a Native American sanctified cemetery and burial ground.


11. 2023-2027 Strategic Plan Update (Raymond Hitchcock, Executive Secretary) [Strategic Plan Survey Results]

  1. Review Summary of Goals & Objectives outlined in the 2018-2022 Strategic Plan. [2018-2022 NAHC Strategic Plan Objectives Memo]
  2. Discuss next steps for 2024-2029 Ongoing Strategic Plan [Strategic Plan Next Steps Memo]

12. Executive Secretary Report (Raymond Hitchcock, Executive Secretary) [Executive Secretary Report]

13. Commissioner Reports

PUBLIC COMMENT – Public comment will be limited to 3 minutes for each speaker, unless otherwise determined by the Commission.

Please email any public comments to by 4:00PM Thursday, October 19, 2023, to be read into the record.  All submissions should include “Public Comment” in the subject line, your name, who you represent, and the subject you wish to address.

The public may comment on any item on the agenda before action is taken on the item.

4:00 PM — ADJOURNMENT – At the end of Public Comment or 4:00 PM, whichever is first.


[1] City of Corona, lead agency, CEQA project: where Cal. Pub. Res. Code § 5097.98 is also applicable.

[2] City of Corona, lead agency, CEQA project: where Cal. Pub. Res. Code § 5097.98 is also applicable.

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