Job Announcement: Associate Governmental Program Analyst Final Filing Date: 6/18/24

Under the direction of the Environmental and Cultural Staff Services Manager I (SSM I), the Associate Governmental Program Analyst (AGPA) will be part of an interdisciplinary team responsible for independently performing more complex analytical duties, including but not limited to, maintaining the Native American Land Information System (NALIS), representing the NAHC in aiding California Indian tribes with adhering to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), conferring directly with tribal governments, landowners, environmental consultants, and government agencies as a representative of the NAHC in the protection of tribal cultural resources that are traditionally and culturally affiliated with their jurisdiction to mitigate CEQA project impacts on tribal cultural resources, in order to fulfill the NAHC’s statutory responsibility for the implementation of Assembly Bill (AB) 52 (Gatto, 2014).

CalCareers JC-434869 AGPA

Save The Date: 57th Annual Native American Day

The 57th Annual Native American Day is returning to the West Steps of the Capitol on September 27, 2024. This event is hosted by the California Tribal Chairpersons’ Association in partnership with the State of California, and is a great opportunity to celebrate the rich history and culture of California Tribes. This year’s theme is “Recognizing 100 Years of Citizenship and the Fight for the Right to Vote: 1924-2024”. This event is free and open to the public.

To facilitate making this another great event, the Native American Heritage Commission is requesting exhibitor and retail vendor applications. If you’re interested in holding a vendor or exhibitor booth at the event, please apply using this form.

We hope to see you there!

NAHC Commission Meeting Rescheduled – July 16th

The Native American Heritage Commission’s (NAHC) upcoming Commission Meeting originally scheduled for Friday, July 19, 2024 has been rescheduled to Tuesday, July 16, 2024. The Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria have graciously offered to host the July 16th meeting. The address and facility information will be provided on the NAHC’s homepage upon the finalization of the agenda.

For more information, please feel free to contact us at nahc@nahc.ca.gov.

Job Announcement: Associate Governmental Program Analyst / Staff Services Analyst Final Filing Date: 5/22/24

Under the direction of the Staff Services Manager I (Administration Manager), the Associate Governmental Program Analyst (AGPA) is responsible for the varied and complex analytical public outreach work related to the NAHC. This position will oversee compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) as it relates to electronic and public communication. The position will handle special projects and be the lead analyst on cross-divisional projects. Other duties may include the creation and maintenance of; policies and procedures, help desk ticketing log, and other administrative processes.
This position may be downgraded to SSA for recruitment purposes. If downgraded, duties will be adjusted accordingly.
CalCareers  JC-431310 AGPA / SSA

Public Meeting Notice and Agenda – May 3, 2024

PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE AND AGENDA

CALIFORNIA NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE COMMISSION
Office Phone (916) 373-3710
Email: nahc@nahc.ca.gov

 Location:
Agua Caliente Resort Casino Spa Rancho Mirage
32-250 Bob Hope Drive
Room: Cahuilla
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270

Friday, May 3, 2024
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Notices, Agendas, and supporting documents for Native American Heritage Commission Meetings and Public Hearings will be provided at the event and may also be accessed at http://www.nahc.ca.gov or by written request to nahc@nahc.ca.gov. Confidential materials exempt.

Live video streaming and archived video of this Commission Meeting may be accessed at https://videobookcase.org/nahc/2024-05-03. 

Agenda items may be taken out of order.

AGENDA

10:00 AM — CALL TO ORDER

  1. Welcome
  2. Roll Call
  3. Introduction of Commissioners and Staff
  4. Host Tribe Welcome, Chairman Reid Milanovich, Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians
  5. Traditional Opening

ACTION

1. Approval of Meeting Minutes, (Chairman Pagaling) 

  1. January 19, 2024, Open Session
  2. March 22, 2024, Open Session
  3. March 22, 2024, Closed Session

2. July 19, 2024, NAHC Public Meeting Schedule and Location Changes, (Raymond Hitchcock, Executive Secretary)

  1. Commissioners to Consider Alternative Meeting Date
  2. Commissioners to Consider Alternative Meeting Location

3. CalNAGPRA CSU Systemwide/Campus Repatriation and Oversight Committee Updates and Nominations, (Mario Pallari, NAHC Staff Attorney)

  1. CSU CalNAGPRA NAHC Updates (Mario Pallari, NAHC Staff Attorney)
  2. CSU CalNAGPRA Chancellor’s Office Updates regarding AB 389 Compliance, including Systemwide Policy Development (Nathan Dietrich, Assistant Vice-Chancellor, Advocacy and State Relations, Office of the Chancellor, California State University)
    CSU Sacramento
  3. Commissioners to consider the Nomination of Steven Hutchason, Federally Recognized Tribal Member, CSU Sacramento
  4. Commissioners to consider the Nomination of Rose Soza War Soldier, CSU Native American Studies Member, CSU Sacramento
  5. Commissioners to consider the Nomination of Jacob Fisher, CSU Member, CSU Sacramento
    CSU San Diego
  6. Commissioners to consider the Nomination of Bernice Paipa, Federally Recognized Tribal Member, CSU San Diego
  7. Commissioners to consider the Nomination of Cheryl Madrigal, Federally Recognized Tribal Member, CSU San Diego
  8. Commissioners to consider the Nomination of Myra Masiel Zamora, Federally Recognized Tribal Member, CSU San Diego
    CSU Bakersfield
  9. Commissioners to consider the Nomination of Floyd Franco Jr., Federally Recognized Tribal Member, CSU Bakersfield
  10. Commissioners to consider the Nomination of Claudia Catota, CSU Member, CSU Bakersfield
  11. Commissioners to consider the Nomination of Elizabeth Adams, CSU Member, CSU Bakersfield
    CSU Fresno
  12. Commissioners to consider the Nomination of Joel Marvin, Federally Recognized Tribal Member, CSU Fresno
    CSU Fullerton
  13. Commissioners to consider the Nomination of Sam Dunlap, Non-Federally Recognized Tribal Member, CSU Fullerton
  14. Commissioners to consider the Nomination of Adam Loya, Non-Federally Recognized Tribal Member, CSU Fullerton
  15. Commissioners to consider the Nomination of Steven R. James, CSU Member, CSU Fullerton
  16. Commissioners to consider the Nomination of Brenda Bowser, CSU Member, CSU Fullerton
    CSU Los Angeles
  17. Commissioners to consider the Nomination of Edgar Perez, Non-Federally Recognized Tribal Member, CSU Los Angeles
    CSU Long Beach
  18. Commissioners to consider the Nomination of Roman Dominguez, Non-Federally Recognized Tribal Member, CSU Long Beach
  19. Commissioners to consider the Nomination of Valkyrie Houston, Non-Federally Recognized Tribal Member, CSU Long Beach
  20. Commissioners to consider the Nomination of Kelly Leah Stewart, CSU Native American Studies Member, CSU Long Beach
    CSU Pomona
  21. Commissioners to consider the Nomination of Dee Dee Manzanares, Non-Federally Recognized Tribal Member, CSU Pomona
  22. Commissioners to consider the Nomination of John Cody Blunt, Non-Federally Recognized Tribal Member, CSU Pomona
  23. Commissioners to consider the Nomination of Sandy Kewanhaptewa-Dixon, CSU Native American Studies Member, CSU Pomona
  24. Commissioners to consider the Nomination of Claudia Garcia-Des Lauriers, CSU Member, CSU Pomona
    CSU San Francisco
  25. Commissioners to consider the Nomination of Laverne Bill, Federally Recognized Tribal Member, CSU San Francisco
    CSU Sonoma
  26. Commissioners to consider the Nomination of Lorelle Ross, Federally Recognized Tribal Member, CSU Sonoma
  27. Commissioners to consider the Nomination of Paul Steward, Federally Recognized Tribal Member, CSU Sonoma
  28. Commissioners to consider the Nomination of Silvia Soto, CSU Native American Studies Member, CSU Sonoma
  29. Commissioners to consider the Nomination of Doshia Dodd, CSU Member, CSU Sonoma
    CSU Chico
  30. Commissioners to consider the Nomination of Amber Noel-Camacho, CSU Member, CSU Chico
  31. Commissioners to consider the Nomination of Cole Morales, CSU Member, CSU Chico
  32. Commissioners to consider the Nomination of Dawn Rewolinski, CSU Member, CSU Chico
  33. Commissioners to consider the Nomination of Ryan Pattan, CSU Member, CSU Chico
  34. Commissioners to consider the Nomination of Stefani Baldivia, CSU Member, CSU Chico
  35. Commissioners to consider the Nomination of Deserea Langley, CSU Native American Studies Member, CSU Chico
    CSU Northridge
  36. Commissioners to consider the Nomination of Jeffrey Reeder, CSU Native American Studies Member, CSU Northridge
    CSU San Jose
  37. Commissioners to consider the Nomination of Kerri J. Malloy, CSU Native American Studies Member, CSU San Jose

CLOSED SESSION

4. Pending litigation: City of Corona v. Native American Heritage Commission, Superior Court of Riverside County, Case No. CV-RI-24-00445 (Government Code, § 11126(e)(1), (2)(A)

INFORMATIONAL

5. Draft Contact List Regulations Update, (Michelle Carr, Chief Legal) [Contact List and Mediation Regulations Updates]

6. Draft CalNAGPRA Dispute Resolution Mediation Regulations Update, (Michelle Carr, Chief Legal)

7. Executive Secretary Report, (Raymond Hitchcock, Executive Secretary)

8. CalNAGPRA UC Systemwide/Campus Repatriation and Oversight Committee Update, (Mario Pallari, NAHC Staff Attorney)

9.  Digital Atlas, 6-Month Commission Update, (Raymond Hitchcock, Executive Secretary)

10. Draft 2024-2029 Strategic Plan Update, (Raymond Hitchcock, Executive Secretary)

11. 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 nahc@nahc.ca.gov by 4:00PM Tuesday, April 30, 2024.  Comments received after this time will not be accepted. All submissions should include “Public Comment” in the subject line, your name, who you represent, and the subject you wish to address. Written comments will be acknowledged and read into the record.

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.

* Any person who has a disability and requires accommodation to participate in this meeting should contact the Native American Heritage Commission at (916) 373-3710 or via email at nahc@nahc.ca.gov no later than five days prior to the meeting. Our website address is: www.nahc.ca.gov. Follow us on Twitter: @CA_NAHC

Draft Contact List Regulations – Summary of Comments

The Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC) approved the release of the Draft Contact List Regulations for a 90-day first round tribal comment and consultation period on October 20, 2023. The NAHC reconvened and approved a 30-day extension of the first round tribal comment and consultation period on January 19, 2024. The summary of the comments received during the first round of the tribal comment and consultation, which ended on March 1, 2024, may be found on the Draft Contact List Regulations webpage.

Public Special Meeting Notice and Agenda – March 22, 2024

PUBLIC SPECIAL MEETING NOTICE AND AGENDA
CALIFORNIA NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE COMMISSION
Office Phone (916) 373-3710
Email: nahc@nahc.ca.gov

 Location: Pala Casino Spa & Resort
Sycamore Room
11154 CA-76
Pala, CA 92059
Friday, March 22, 2024
12:00pm to 3:00pm

This meeting will be conducted via teleconference with remote attendance. Commissioners in excess of a quorum may participate remotely.

Agenda items may be taken out of order.
Notices and Agendas for Native American Heritage Commission Meetings and Public Hearings may be found at http://www.nahc.ca.gov.

All meeting materials will be provided at the meeting, NAHC Website – http://www.nahc.ca.gov or by written request to nahc@nahc.ca.gov.
Confidential materials are exempt.

Please click the link below to join the meeting:
https://tkoworks.zoom.us/j/84519010407
To attend by telephone dial:
+1 669 900 6833
Enter the meeting ID: 845 1901 0407

AGENDA

12:00 PM — CALL TO ORDER – NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE COMMISSION

  • Welcome
  • Roll Call
  • Introduction of Commissioners,
  • Traditional Opening (Wayne Nelson, Commissioner)

INFORMATIONAL

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

  1. Bennae Calac, Pauma-Yuima Band of Luiseño Indians

CLOSED SESSION

2. Pending litigation: City of Corona v. Native American Heritage Commission, Superior Court of Riverside County, Case No. CV-RI-24-00445 (Government Code, § 11126(e)(1), (2)(A).

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 nahc@nahc.ca.gov by 4:00 pm Tuesday, March 19, 2024. Comments received after this time will not be accepted. All submissions should include “Public Comment” in the subject line, your name, who you represent, and the subject you wish to address. Written comments will be acknowledged and entered into the record.

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

3:00 PM — ADJOURNMENT – At the end of Public Comment or 3:00 PM, whichever is first.

Any person who has a disability and requires accommodation to participate in this meeting should contact Native American Heritage Commission at (916) 373-3710 or via email at nahc@nahc.ca.gov no later than five days prior to the meeting.

Job Announcement: Staff Services Manager I Final Filing Date: 3/22/24

Under the general direction of the NAHC Deputy Executive Secretary, the Staff Services Manager I (SSM I) will oversee all related services, providing advice, analysis, and expert opinion. The SSM I will support the NAHC as the main point of contact, responsible for developing and ongoing application of a significant component of the Native American Land Information System (NALIS) by obtaining and analyzing information provided by California Indian tribes and public agencies for the NALIS. Ensure NAHC staff fulfills the necessary statutory responsibilities under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). The SSM I is assigned to direct and manage the essential day-to-day programs within the NAHC Sacred Lands File Inventory (SLF), NAHC Contact List, Most Likely Descendant List (MLD), and NALIS database.

CalCareers: JC-420729 Staff Services Manager I

Governor Newsom appoints NAHC Commissioner Bennae Calac

On behalf of the Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), esteemed Commissioners and staff, we are excited to be joined by Bennae Calac of the Pauma Band of Luiseño Indians. Bennae Calac was appointed as a Commissioner by Governor Gavin Newsom on February 29, 2024. The NAHC looks forward to Bennae Calac’s hard work and dedication to tribal communities, carry over to the NAHC’s mission to preserve and protect California Native American Ancestors and cultural heritage.

You may find Governor Newsom’s announcement of Commissioner Calac here.

Job Announcement: Staff Services Manager I Final Filing Date: 3/22/24

Under the general direction of the Chief Counsel, the Staff Services Manager I (SSM I) – Specialist will assist the Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC) Legal Department in the management of highly confidential and complex matters, including investigations and cases under the California Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (CalNAGPRA) Assembly Bill 275 (AB) and NAHC enforcement matters (Chapters 1.75 and 1.76 of Division 5 of the Public Resources Code, Senate Bill 18 (SB), and AB-52, and processing of complaints, requests for assistance, or disputes that arise under those laws; and exercise substantial authority over the NAHC’s response to Public Records Act (PRA) requests. The SSMI – Specialist, must exercise good judgment with all interactions with the public with minimal supervision by the Chief Counsel with oversight and authority to determine which complaints and charges will be investigated further by the Legal Department.

CalCareers: JC-419626 Staff Services Manager I (Specialist)

NAHC Commission Meeting Rescheduled – May 3, 2024

The Native American Heritage Commission’s (NAHC) upcoming Commission Meeting originally scheduled for Friday, April 19, 2024 has been rescheduled to Friday, May 3, 2024. The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians have graciously offered to host the May 3rd meeting. The address and facility information will be provided on the NAHC’s homepage upon the finalization of the agenda.

For more information, please feel free to contact us at nahc@nahc.ca.gov.

Proposed Draft Contact List Regulations – Comment Period Extended to March 1, 2024

On October 20, 2023, NAHC Commissioners approved the release of the Proposed Draft Contact List Regulations to a tribal comment and consultation period. At the January 19, 2024 Commission Meeting, the Commissioners voted to extended the comment period. The deadline to submit comment has been extended to March 1, 2024. Tribes wishing to engage in individual tribal consultations will have until February 16, 2024 to request a meeting. Comments and requests for tribal consultations may be submitted to tribal.consultation@nahc.ca.gov.

For more information or questions, please contact the Native American Heritage Commission at 916-373-3710 or email us at Tribal.consultation@nahc.ca.gov. Additional information on the Proposed Draft Contact List Regulations may be found here.