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:
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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.

Public Meeting Notice and Agenda – January 19, 2024

PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE AND AGENDA

CALIFORNIA NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE COMMISSION

Office Phone (916) 373-3710

Email: nahc@nahc.ca.gov

 Location: EEC Auditorium

1500 Capitol Avenue

Sacramento, CA 95814

Friday, January 19, 2024

9:00 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/2024-01-19

Agenda items may be taken out of order.

AGENDA

9:00 AM — CALL TO ORDER

  • Welcome
  • Roll Call
  • Introduction of Commissioners, Staff, and Attorney General’s Representative
  • Traditional Opening (Sara Dutschke, Tribal Chairwoman, Ione Band of Miwok Indians, Native American Heritage Commission Secretary)

ACTION

1. Approval of Meeting Minutes

  1. October 20, 2023 – Open Session
  2. October 20, 2023 – Closed Session
  3. November 21, 2023 – Open Session
  4. November 21, 2023 – Closed Session

2. Draft Contact List Regulations (Raymond Hitchcock, Executive Secretary, Buffy McQuillen, Wayne Nelson, Contact List Sub-Committee) 

  1. Update on the progress of the Tribal Comment & Consultation Period for the Proposed Draft Contact List Regulations used to identify California Native American Tribes for various statutory purposes. [Contact List Listening Session Dates] [CCST letter to NAHC requesting extension for Contact List comments]
  2. Commissioners to consider tribal request to extend the 90-day Tribal Comment & Consultation Period beyond February 02, 2024.
  3. Commissioners to consider second round of Tribal Comment & Consultation after all comments received from the initial 90-Day Tribal Comment & Consultation Period are considered and Draft Proposed changes are incorporated into the revised Proposed Draft Contact List Regulations.

3. Draft CalNAGPRA Dispute Resolution / Mediation Regulations (Michelle Carr, NAHC Chief Legal, Reggie Pagaling, Sara Dutschke, Mediation Sub-Committee)

  1. Update on status of Draft CalNAGPRA Dispute Resolution / Mediation Regulations required by Health & Safety Code § 8016 to resolve repatriation disputes.
  2. Commissioners to consider recirculating the Draft CalNAGPRA Dispute Resolution / Mediation Regulations out to Tribes for a Second Round of Tribal Comment & Consultation for either a 30, 45, 60, or 90-day Period. [Proposed Mediation Regulations Final Draft]

4. Calendar Dates and Locations for the following Public Commission Meetings Update (Raymond Hitchcock, Executive Secretary)

  1. Commissioners to approve the following Commission Dates & Meeting Locations:
    • Friday, April 19, 2024 – Location TBD
    • Friday, July 19, 2024 – Location TBD

5. Commission Sub-Committee Update (Raymond Hitchcock, Executive Secretary)

  1. Commissioners to consider filling Sub-Committee vacancies.
    • Most Likely Descendant Regulations Sub-Committee (Commissioner Bojorquez, vacant).

6. CalNAGPRA UC Systemwide / Campus Repatriation and Oversight Committee Nominations Update (Mario Pallari, NAHC Attorney) [Outreach and Vacancies Memo]

  1. Commissioners to consider the Nomination of Dr. Brittani Orona to the UC Systemwide Committee as a UC Member (Voting Position) (Mario Pallari, NAHC Attorney, Chairman Pagaling, Commissioner Rodriguez, UC/CSU Systemwide / Campus Sub-Committee) [Dr. Orona]
  2. Commissioners to consider the Nomination of Joyce Stanfield Perry as a replacement for any upcoming (Non-Federally Recognized) Tribal Member Vacancy on the UC Systemwide Committee (Mario Pallari, NAHC Attorney, Chairman Pagaling, Commissioner Rodriguez, UC/CSU Systemwide / Campus Sub-Committee) [Joyce Perry]
  3. Commissioners to consider the provisional Nomination of Dustin Murray to the UC Berkeley Campus Committee as a Tribal Member (Federally Recognized) Voting Position (Mario Pallari, NAHC Attorney, Chairman Pagaling, Commissioner Rodriguez, UC/CSU Systemwide / Campus Sub-Committee) [Dustin Murray]
  4. Commissioners to consider the Nomination of Larissa Nez to the UC Systemwide Committee as a UC Berkeley (Non-Voting) Member (Mario Pallari, NAHC Attorney, Chairman Pagaling, Commissioner Rodriguez, UC/CSU Systemwide / Campus Sub-Committee) [Larissa Nez]

INFORMATIONAL

7. California State University (CSU) CalNAGPRA Compliance Update (Mario Pallari, NAHC Attorney)

  1. CSU Chancellor’s Office Representative Guest Speaker (Nathan Dietrich, CSU Assistant Vice Chancellor for Advocacy and State Relations)
    • Nathan Dietrich to address Commissioners on CalNAGPRA Compliance and progress.
  2. Update on AB 389 and its statutory requirements for the NAHC related to CSU repatriation (Mario Pallari, NAHC Attorney). [AB 389]
  3. Update on NAHC / CSU Systemwide & Campus CalNAGPRA Repatriation and Oversight Committee outreach and timelines for Nominations (Mario Pallari, NAHC Attorney). [CSU Outreach Timelines]
  4. Update on 2023 Audit Report findings for the CSU non-compliance of CalNAGPRA (Mario Pallari, NAHC Attorney). [Audit Summary]

8. Update on the recently amended NAGPRA Regulations (Michelle Carr, NAHC Chief Legal) [Federal NAGPRA Regulations]

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

10. 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 Thursday, January 18, 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.

*The Native American Heritage Commission complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). If you need additional information or assistance, please contact the Commission at (916) 373-3710 or via email at nahc@nahc.ca.gov. Our website address is: www.nahc.ca.gov. Follow us on Twitter: @CA_NAHC

Public Meeting Notice and Agenda – October 20, 2023

PUBLIC 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, October 20, 2023

9:00 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/2023-10-20

Agenda items may be taken out of order.

AGENDA

9:00 AM — CALL TO 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)

ACTION

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

CLOSED SESSION

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]

ACTION

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.

INFORMATIONAL

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 nahc@nahc.ca.gov 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.

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[1] City of Corona, lead agency, CEQA project: https://ceqanet.opr.ca.gov/2020060417/2 where Cal. Pub. Res. Code § 5097.98 is also applicable.

[2] City of Corona, lead agency, CEQA project: https://ceqanet.opr.ca.gov/2020060417/2 where Cal. Pub. Res. Code § 5097.98 is also applicable.

*The Native American Heritage Commission complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). If you need additional information or assistance, please contact the Commission at (916) 373-3710 or via email at nahc@nahc.ca.gov. Our website address is: www.nahc.ca.gov. Follow us on Twitter: @CA_NAHC

Rescheduled Quarterly Meeting: Public Meeting Notice and Agenda – July 14, 2023

PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE AND AGENDA

CALIFORNIA NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE COMMISSION

Office Phone (916) 373-3710

Email: nahc@nahc.ca.gov

 Location: CNRA Auditorium

715 P Street

Sacramento, CA 95814

Friday, July 14, 2023

9:00 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/2023-07-14.

The Native American Heritage Commission complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). If you need additional information or assistance, please contact the Commission at (916) 373-3710 or via email at nahc@nahc.ca.gov.

Agenda items may be taken out of order.

AGENDA

9:00 AM — CALL TO ORDER

  • Welcome
  • Roll Call
  • Introduction of Commissioners, Staff, and Attorney General’s Representative
  • Traditional Opening

ACTION

  1. Approval of Meeting Minutes
    1. January 19, 2023, Open Session
    2. January 20, 2022, Open Session
    3. May 5, 2023, Open Session
  2. City of Corona WRF Lift Station No. 3 Project (Mario Pallari, NAHC Legal Counsel)1
    1. Update on City of Corona’s progress, Most Likely Descendant (MLD) recommendations, and tribal concerns
    2. Discuss and consider Commission recommendations to landowner, City of Corona, concerning compliance with Most Likely Descendant (MLD) Statute (Pub. Res. Code, § 5097.98)
      • Commissioners to consider drafting a Letter to the City of Corona
      • Appointment of Commissioner Buffy McQuillen as Lead Commissioner for this matter
      • Commissioners to consider offering Mediation to all parties pursuant to Pub. Res. Code, § 5097.94 (k)
      • Commissioners to consider the potential for designating the Corona WRF Lift Station No. 3, Project location a Native American sanctified cemetery and burial ground
  3. Calendar Dates for FY 2023-24 Public Commission Meetings (Raymond Hitchcock, Executive Secretary)
    1. Commissioners to approve the following Commission Meeting dates:
      • Friday, October 20, 2023, Location TBD
      • Friday, January 19, 2024, Location TBD
      • Friday, April 19, 2024, Location TBD
      • Friday, July 19, 2024, Location TBD
  4. Draft Contact List Regulations Update (Raymond C Hitchcock, Executive Secretary)
    1. Commissioners to consider duration of Formal Tribal Comment & Consultation Period for the eventual release of these Draft Regulations
  5. Commission Sub-Committee Update (Raymond Hitchcock, Executive Secretary)[List of NAHC Subcommittees]
    1. Commissioners to consider filing Sub-Committee vacancies
      • Most Likely Descendant Regulations Sub-Committee (Commissioner Bojorquez, vacant)
      • UC NAGPRA Policy Sub-Committee vacancies (Commissioner Rodriguez, vacant)
    2. Commissioners to consider changes to existing Sub-Committee assignments
      • Contact List Regulations (Commissioner McQuillen, Commissioner Nelson)
      • UC Systemwide/Campus Committee Nominations Sub-Committee (Chairman Pagaling, Commissioner Rodriguez)
      • CalNAGPRA Regulations Sub-Committee, (Secretary Dutschke, Chairman Pagaling)
      • CalNAGPRA Mediation Regulations Sub-Committee (Secretary Dutschke, Chairman Pagaling)
    3. Commissioners to consider additional Sub-Committee assignments
      • Sacred Lands File Regulations Sub-Committee
      • NAHC Strategic Plan Sub-Committee
      • NAHC Budget and Contracts Sub-Committee
  6. Commissioner Officer Elections (Raymond Hitchcock, Executive Secretary)
    1. Commissioners to elect Officer positions for the following positions:
      • Chairperson
      • Vice Chairperson
      • Secretary

INFORMATIONAL

  1. Digital Atlas (Raymond Hitchcock, Executive Secretary)
    1. Update Commissioners on relocation and modification options for the Digital Atlas
  2. 2023-2027 Strategic Plan Update (Raymond Hitchcock, Executive Secretary)
    1. Review Summary of 2018-2023 Strategic Plan
  3. Executive Secretary Report, (Raymond Hitchcock, Executive Secretary) [Executive Secretary Report]
  4. 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 Thursday, July 13, 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.

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[1] City of Corona, lead agency, CEQA project: https://ceqanet.opr.ca.gov/2020060417/2 where Cal. Pub. Res. Code § 5097.98 is also applicable.

*The Native American Heritage Commission complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). If you need additional information or assistance, please contact the Commission at (916) 373-3710 or via email at nahc@nahc.ca.gov. Our website address is: www.nahc.ca.gov. Follow us on Twitter: @CA_NAHC

Rescheduled Quarterly Meeting: Public Meeting Notice and Agenda – May 5, 2023

PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE AND AGENDA

CALIFORNIA NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE COMMISSION

Office Phone (916) 373-3710

Email: nahc@nahc.ca.gov

 Location: EEC Auditorium

1500 Capitol Avenue

Sacramento, CA 95814

Friday, May 5, 2023

9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Agenda items may be taken out of order.

Notices and Agendas for Native American Heritage Commission Meetings and Public Hearings may be found at https://nahc.ca.gov.

All meeting materials will be provided at the meeting, NAHC Website – https://nahc.ca.gov or written request to nahc@nahc.ca.gov.

Confidential materials are exempt.

Live audio streaming and archived audio of this Commission Meeting may be heard at https://videobookcase.org/nahc/2023-05-05/

AGENDA

9:00 am                 CALL TO ORDER – NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE COMMISSION

  1. Welcome
  2. Roll Call
  3. Introduction of Commissioners, Staff, and Attorney General’s Representative
  4. Traditional Opening

ACTION

  1. Approval of Meeting Minutes
    a. January 19, 2023, Open Session
    b. January 20, 2022, Open Session
  1. NAHC Draft Contact List Regulations, (Raymond C. Hitchcock, Executive Secretary, Commissioners Buffy McQuillen & Wayne Nelson)[1]
    a. Update on Status of Draft Regulations
    b. Discuss and consider Tribal Consultation process, including the Schedule, Regional Meetings (In-Person, Virtual, and Webinar), and Location(s) for consultation on the Draft Contact List Regulations.
  1. Digital Atlas, (Raymond C Hitchcock, Executive Secretary)
    a. Use and purpose of the Digital Atlas.
    b. Commission discussion and determination as to whether the State Digital Atlas shall remain on the NAHC website.
  1. State Measure AB 389 (Ramos): Public resources: Native American Heritage Commission: human remains notifications: tribal contact list: public records: open meetings. (Laura Miranda, NAHC Chairwoman) [AB 389 Bill Text Amended 5-1]
    a. Discuss and Consider Commission Letter to Assemblymember James Ramos regarding State Measure AB 389. [Final Proposed Draft NAHC Letter]
  1. City of Corona WRF Lift Station No. 3 Project, (Raymond C. Hitchcock, Executive Secretary)[2]
    a. Update on City of Corona’s progress addressing NAHC 2/14/2023 letter, Most Likely Descendant (MLD) recommendations, and tribal concerns.
    b. Discuss and consider Commission recommendations to landowner, City of Corona, concerning compliance with Most Likely Descendant (MLD) Statute (Pub. Res. Code, § 5097.98). [Letter from City of Corona to Pechanga and Soboba]
    [Courtney Coyle Written Testimony]
    [Public Comment: Kara Grant]
    [Public Comment: Aurelia Torres]
  1. 2023-2027 Strategic Plan (Raymond C. Hitchcock, Executive Secretary, Laura Miranda, NAHC Chairwoman) [2018-2022 Strategic Plan]
    a. Update on the progress of Tribal Consultation
    b. Update on Strategic Plan Survey
    c. Approve Resolution containing Commission Decisions, Directives and Timelines on the Strategic Plan as discussed by Commissioners at the NAHC Public Meeting held on January 19, 2023 (Chairwoman Miranda) [Draft NAHC Resolution #2023-01] [NAHC 3780 Governor’s Budget]
    d. Review and Consider approval of Amended NAHC Tribal Consultation Policy and Draft Tribal Confidentiality Report (Chairwoman Miranda) [Chairwoman Notes for Current NAHC Tribal Consultation Policy] [Current NAHC Tribal Consultation Policy]

INFORMATIONAL

  1. East Bay Hills Website, (Mario Pallari, NAHC Legal Counsel)
    a. Update on NAHC letter to remove sacred sites from their website.
  1. Executive Secretary Report, (Raymond C. Hitchcock, Executive Secretary) [Executive Secretary Report]
  1. 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 Thursday, May 4, 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.

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[1] The contact list originally established pursuant to SB 18 (Section 65352.3 of the Government Code), and also included in CEQA (Cal. Pub. Res. Code §21074) and CalNAGPRA (Cal. H&S §8012(c)), among other State statutes.

[2] City of Corona, lead agency, CEQA project: https://ceqanet.opr.ca.gov/2020060417/2 where Cal. Pub. Res. Code § 5097.98 is also applicable.

*The Native American Heritage Commission complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). If you need additional information or assistance, please contact the Commission at (916) 373-3710 or via email at nahc@nahc.ca.gov. Our website address is: www.nahc.ca.gov. Follow us on Twitter: @CA_NAHC

Urgent Announcement: April 21, 2023 Public Meeting Cancelled

Due to unforeseen circumstances , the Native American Heritage Commission Quarterly Public Meeting scheduled for Friday, April 21, 2023, 9:00 am-4:00 pm in Sacramento will be cancelled due to lack of Quorum (5-members needed) to hold a Public Meeting and conduct business per the Bagley-Keene Act rules. We wish our Commissioners speedy recovery and safe travels to be present for the (April) Quarterly Heritage Commission Meeting to be rescheduled in the coming weeks. We thank you for your understanding and patience. If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact the Heritage Commission.

Public Meeting Notice and Agenda – April 21, 2023: Cancelled

PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE AND AGENDA

CALIFORNIA NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE COMMISSION

Office Phone (916) 373-3710

Email: nahc@nahc.ca.gov

 Location: EEC Auditorium

1500 Capitol Avenue

Sacramento, CA 95814

Friday, April 21, 2023

9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Agenda items may be taken out of order.

Notices and Agendas for Native American Heritage Commission Meetings and Public Hearings may be found at https://nahc.ca.gov.

All meeting materials will be provided at the meeting, NAHC Website – https://nahc.ca.gov or written request to nahc@nahc.ca.gov.

Confidential materials are exempt.

Live audio streaming and archived audio of this Commission Meeting may be heard at https://videobookcase.org/nahc/2023-04-21/

AGENDA

9:00 am                 CALL TO ORDER – NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE COMMISSION

  1. Welcome
  2. Roll Call
  3. Introduction of Commissioners, Staff, and Attorney General’s Representative
  4. Traditional Opening

ACTION

  1. Approval of Meeting Minutes
    a. January 19, 2023, Open Session
    b. January 20, 2022, Open Session
  1. NAHC Draft Contact List Regulations, (Raymond C. Hitchcock, Executive Secretary, Commissioners Buffy McQuillen & Wayne Nelson)[1]
    a. Update on Status of Draft Regulations
    b. Discuss and consider Tribal Consultation process, including the Schedule, Regional Meetings (In-Person, Virtual, and Webinar), and Location(s) for consultation on the Draft Contact List Regulations.
  1. Digital Atlas, (Raymond C Hitchcock, Executive Secretary)
    a. Use and purpose of the Digital Atlas.
    b. Commission discussion and determination as to whether the State Digital Atlas shall remain on the NAHC website.
  1. State Measure AB 389 (Ramos): Public resources: Native American Heritage Commission: human remains notifications: tribal contact list: public records: open meetings. (Laura Miranda, NAHC Chairwoman) [AB 389]
    a. Discuss and Consider Commission Letter to Assemblymember James Ramos regarding State Measure AB 389. [Final Proposed Draft NAHC Letter]
  1. City of Corona WRF Lift Station No. 3 Project, (Raymond C. Hitchcock, Executive Secretary)[2]
    a. Update on City of Corona’s progress addressing NAHC 2/14/2023 letter, Most Likely Descendant (MLD) recommendations, and tribal concerns.
    b. Discuss and consider Commission recommendations to landowner, City of Corona, concerning compliance with Most Likely Descendant (MLD) Statute (Pub. Res. Code, § 5097.98).
  1. 2023-2027 Strategic Plan (Raymond C. Hitchcock, Executive Secretary, Laura Miranda, NAHC Chairwoman) [Strategic Plan]
    a. Update on the progress of Tribal Consultation
    b. Update on Strategic Plan Survey
    c. Approve Resolution containing Commission Decisions, Directives and Timelines on the Strategic Plan as discussed by Commissioners at the NAHC Public Meeting held on January 19, 2023 (Chairwoman Miranda) [Budget] [Draft NAHC Resolution]
    d. Review and Consider approval of Amended NAHC Tribal Consultation Policy and Draft Tribal Confidentiality Report (Chairwoman Miranda) [Chairwoman Miranda Notes for NAHC Tribal Consultation Policy] [NAHC Tribal Consultation Policy]

INFORMATIONAL

  1. East Bay Hills Website, (Mario Pallari, NAHC Legal Counsel)
    a. Update on NAHC letter to remove sacred sites from their website.
  1. Executive Secretary Report, (Raymond C. Hitchcock, Executive Secretary) [Executive Secretary Report]
  1. 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 Thursday, April 20, 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.

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[1] The contact list originally established pursuant to SB 18 (Section 65352.3 of the Government Code), and also included in CEQA (Cal. Pub. Res. Code §21074) and CalNAGPRA (Cal. H&S §8012(c)), among other State statutes.

[2] City of Corona, lead agency, CEQA project: https://ceqanet.opr.ca.gov/2020060417/2 where Cal. Pub. Res. Code § 5097.98 is also applicable.

*The Native American Heritage Commission complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). If you need additional information or assistance, please contact the Commission at (916) 373-3710 or via email at nahc@nahc.ca.gov. Our website address is: www.nahc.ca.gov. Follow us on Twitter: @CA_NAHC

PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE AND AGENDA – January 20, 2023

PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE AND AGENDA

CALIFORNIA NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE COMMISSION

Office Phone (916) 373-3710

Email: nahc@nahc.ca.gov

 Location: Santa Ynez Chumash Casino Resort

Willows Steakhouse Private Dining Room

3400 HWY 246

Santa Ynez, CA 93460

(805) 303-7521

Friday, January 20, 2023,

9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Agenda items may be taken out of order.

Notices and Agendas for Native American Heritage Commission Meetings and Public Hearings may be found at https://nahc.ca.gov.

All meeting materials will be provided at the meeting, NAHC Website – https://nahc.ca.gov or written request to nahc@nahc.ca.gov.

Confidential materials are exempt.

Live audio streaming and archived audio of this Commission Meeting may be heard at https://videobookcase.org/nahc/2023-01-20/

AGENDA

9:00 am                 CALL TO ORDER – NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE COMMISSION

  1. Welcome
  2. Roll Call
  3. Introduction of Commissioners, Staff, and Attorney General’s Representative
  4. Traditional Opening

ACTION

  1. Approval of Meeting Minutes
    a. July 15, 2022, Open Session
    b. October 21, 2022, Open Session
    c. October 21, 2022, Closed Session
    d. December 09, 2022, Special Meeting
  1. Contact List Draft Regulations
    a. Update and Timeline
    b. Review current process for how Staff manages and adds to the Contact List.
    c. Discuss and consider potential modifications to the process in (b) above.
    d. Discuss and consider a Tribal Consultation Period on any modifications.
  1. NAHC Draft MLD Process Regulations
    a. Update and Timeline
    b. Review current Procedures for how Staff makes MLD Determinations.
    c. Discuss and consider potential modifications to the MLD Designation Process.
    d. Discuss and consider a Tribal Consultation Period on any modifications to the MLD Determination Process.
  1. City of Corona WLF Lift Station No. 3, (Raymond C Hitchcock, Executive Secretary)
    a. Updates and potential action on previous NAHC directives and recommendations
  1. CalNAGPRA Implementation and Oversight Committees, (Mario Pallari, NAHC Attorney)
    a. Commissioners to consider UC NAGPRA Committee Recruitment Process Plan
    b. UC NAGPRA Committee Substitution Process Update
    c. UC NAGPRA Committee Vacancies Update

INFORMATIONAL

  1. AB 2022 Offensive & Derogatory Names, California Advisory Committee on Geographic Names, (Raymond C. Hitchcock, Executive Secretary)
    a. Update and Information
    b. 60-day Tribal Consultation Period
    c. NAHC request for Tribal Contact Updates
  2.  Executive Secretary Report, (Raymond C. Hitchcock, Executive Secretary)
  3. 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 Thursday, January 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.

 

*The Native American Heritage Commission complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). If you need additional information or assistance, please contact the Commission at (916) 373-3710 or via email at nahc@nahc.ca.gov. Our website address is: www.nahc.ca.gov. Follow us on Twitter: @CA_NAHC

PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE AND AGENDA – January 19, 2023

PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE AND AGENDA

CALIFORNIA NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE COMMISSION

Office Phone (916) 373-3710

Email: nahc@nahc.ca.gov

Location: Santa Ynez Chumash Casino Resort

Willows Steakhouse Private Dining Room

3400 HWY 246

Santa Ynez, CA 93460

(805) 303-7521

Thursday, January 19, 2023,

1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Agenda items may be taken out of order.

Notices and Agendas for Native American Heritage Commission Meetings and Public Hearings may be found at https://nahc.ca.gov.

All meeting materials will be provided at the meeting, NAHC Website – https://nahc.ca.gov or written request to nahc@nahc.ca.gov.

Confidential materials are exempt.

Archived audio of this Commission Meeting may be heard at https://videobookcase.org/.

AGENDA

 

1:00 pm                 CALL TO ORDER – NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE COMMISSION

  1. Welcome
  2. Roll Call
  3. Introduction of Commissioners, Staff, and Attorney General’s Representative
  4. Traditional Opening

 

Informational

  1. NAHC 5-Year Strategic Plan 2018-2022
    1. Update on 2018-2022 Strategic Plan Goals and Objectives
    2. Executive Secretary’s Immediate Short-Term Goals and Objectives

 

Action

  1. Strategic Plan Modification
    1. Consider Commissioners Goals and Objectives for the current Fiscal Year and upcoming 2023-2027, 5-Year Strategic Plan, for internal operations and cultural resource priorities.
    2. Provide direction to staff for drafting a new 5-Year Strategic Plan.

 

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 Wednesday, January 18, 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.

 

*The Native American Heritage Commission complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). If you need additional information or assistance, please contact the Commission at (916) 373-3710 or via email at nahc@nahc.ca.gov. Our website address is: www.nahc.ca.gov. Follow us on Twitter: @CA_NAHC

SPECIAL PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE AND AGENDA – December 9, 2022

SPECIAL PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE AND AGENDA

CALIFORNIA NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE COMMISSION

Office Phone (916) 373-3710

Email: nahc@nahc.ca.gov

Friday, December 9, 2022

9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Commissioners will participate remotely.  The public may participate and provide public comment during the public comment periods by telephone or zoom, and otherwise observe remotely in accordance with Bagley-Keene Open Meetings Act per Executive Order No. 25-20:

“All requirements in both the Bagley-Keene Act and the Brown Act expressly or impliedly requiring the physical presence of members, the clerk or other personnel of the body, or of the public as a condition of participation in or quorum for a public meeting are hereby waived. In particular, (i) any otherwise-applicable requirements that state and local bodies notice each teleconference location from which a member will be participating in a public meeting.”

All meeting materials will be provided at the meeting, NAHC Website – https://nahc.ca.gov or written request to nahc@nahc.ca.gov.

Live audio streaming and archived audio of this Commission meeting may be heard at https://videobookcase.org/nahc/2022-12-09/.

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

https://ca-water-gov.zoom.us/j/81259503163

Or Telephone:

Dial:

USA 214 765 0479 US Toll

USA 888 278 0296 US Toll-free

Conference code: 596019

AGENDA

 

9:00 am                 CALL TO ORDER – NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE COMMISSION

  1. Welcome
  2. Roll Call
  3. Introduction of Commissioners, Staff, and Attorney General’s Representative
  4. Traditional Opening

                                ACTION

  1. UC Repatriation Committees Nominations – (UC Nominations Subcommittee, Reggie Pagaling and Stanley Rodriguez, Raymond C. Hitchcock, Executive Secretary, Mario Pallari, NAHC Attorney)
    1. Testimony on UC Systemwide Outreach for Qualified Candidates from Lourdes Demattos, Director, UC Office of the President
    2. Consider Nomination of Lauren Peters to UC Systemwide Repatriation Committee, UC Davis, Non-Voting position, (Mario Pallari, NAHC Attorney)
      1. Testimony of Megon Noble, Repatriation Coordinator, UC Davis
    3. Consider Nomination of Prof. Seth Davis to UC Berkely Campus Repatriation Committee, (Mario Pallari, NAHC Attorney)
    4. Consider Nomination of William Clarke-Kidder to the UC Riverside Repatriation Committee, (Mario Pallari, NAHC Attorney)
    5. Consider Nomination of Gerald Clarke to UC Riverside Campus Repatriation Committee, (Mario Pallari, NAHC Attorney)
      1. Testimony from Steven Mandeville-Gamble, University Librarian, UC Riverside

a. Systemwide Repatriation Committee Non-Voting Vacancies, Update & Call for Committee Member Applicants, (Mario Pallari, NAHC Attorney)

    1. UC Davis (Pending Nomination and UC Confirmation)
    2. UC Berkeley
    3. UC Riverside
    4. UC Santa Barbara

b. Campus Repatriation Committee Vacancies, Update & Call for Committee Member Applicants, (Mario Pallari, NAHC Attorney)

    1. UC Berkeley (Pending Nomination and UC Confirmation)
    2. UC Riverside (2 Positions Pending Nomination and UC Confirmation)
  1. Approval of Meeting Minutes,

a.  July 15, 2022, Open Session

      3. Set Date for Strategic Plan Review and Update, (Raymond C Hitchcock, Executive Secretary, Laura Miranda, NAHC Chairwoman)

 

INFORMATIONAL

  1. Commissioner Announcements
  2. Update City of Corona WLF Lift Station No. 3
  3. Update California State Audit on Repatriation pursuant to Health & Safety Code §8028
    1. http://auditor.ca.gov/reports/2021-047/index.html#section1

 

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 Thursday, December 8, 2022, 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.

1:00 pm                 ADJOURNMENT – At the end of Public Comment or 1:00 PM, whichever is first.

 

*The Native American Heritage Commission complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). If you need additional information or assistance, please contact the Commission at (916) 373-3710 or via email at nahc@nahc.ca.gov. Our website address is: www.nahc.ca.gov. Follow us on Twitter: @CA_NAHC

 

            

PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE AND AGENDA – October 21 , 2022

PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE AND AGENDA

CALIFORNIA NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE COMMISSION

Office Phone (916) 373-3710

Email: nahc@nahc.ca.gov

Location: Norco College

2001 Third Street

Norco, CA 92860-2600

Brenda and William Davis Center for Student Success –  CSS 217

norco map 0921 (norcocollege.edu)

Friday, October 21, 2022,

9:00 am to 4:00 pm

 

Agenda items may be taken out of order.

Notices and Agendas for Native American Heritage Commission Meetings and Public Hearings may be found at https://nahc.ca.gov.

All meeting materials will be provided at the meeting, NAHC Website – https://nahc.ca.gov or written request to nahc@nahc.ca.gov.

Confidential materials are exempt.

Live audio streaming and archived audio of this Commission Meeting may be heard at https://videobookcase.org/nahc/2022-10-21

AGENDA

9:00 am     CALL TO ORDER – NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE COMMISSION

  1. Welcome
  2. Roll Call
  3. Introduction of Commissioners, Staff, and Attorney General’s Representative
  4. Traditional Opening

CLOSED SESSION – Commissioners, Staff, and Attorney General’s Representative Only

  1. Pending Litigation

(Government Code sections 11126(e)(1), (e)(2)(A), (e)(2)(C)(i))

    • City of Corona WLF Lift Station No.3, Matter involving MLD Designation

 

INFORMATIONAL

  1. Commission Review of Staff MLD Determination Process for City of Corona WLF Lift Station No. 3.

ACTION

  1. Approval of Meeting Minutes,
    • July 15, 2022, Open Session
  2. Appointment of “Contact List” Sub-Committee Member to replace recently Retired Commissioner, Russell “Buster” Attebery, (Laura Miranda, Chairwoman)

11:30 am– 12:30 pm        LUNCH BREAK

  1. UC Repatriation Committees Nominations – (UC Nominations Subcommittee, Reggie Pagaling and Stanley Rodriguez, Raymond C. Hitchcock, Executive Secretary, Mario Pallari, NAHC Attorney)

INFORMATIONAL – CONTINUED

  1. “See Above”
  2. NAHC Trailer Bill Language, Contact List & Most Likely Descendent List APA Exemptions, Bagley-Keene Exemptions for Commission Meetings regarding Contact List & Most Likely Descendent, Update/ Commission to consider recommending NAHC Staff to coordinate with the Administration to pursue legislative fixes similar to last legislative session’s NAHC Trailer Bill in the upcoming session, Info#2_NAHC Steamlining Leg Changes Info#2_NAHC Proposed Budget Trailer Bill Lang Info#2_Entire Budget Trailer Bill (Raymond C Hitchcock, Executive Secretary, Justin Freeborn, NAHC Attorney)
  3. Draft Contact List Regulations, 60-Day Tribal Consultation, APA Process Update, Info#3_Contact List APA Timeline (Raymond C Hitchcock, Executive Secretary, Justin Freeborn, NAHC Attorney)
  4. CalNAGPRA Draft Dispute Resolution / Mediation Process Regulations, Update, Info#4_Updated Timeline CalNAGPRA Mediation Regs (Justin Freeborn, NAHC Attorney, Mario Pallari, NAHC Attorney, John Appelbaum, Deputy Attorney General, Department of Justice)
  5. NAHC Four Year Strategic Plan – 2023-2027, (Laura Miranda, Chairperson, Raymond C. Hitchcock, Executive Secretary)
  6. Executive Secretary Report, (Raymond C. Hitchcock, Executive Secretary)
  7. 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 Thursday, October 20, 2022, 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.

 

*The Native American Heritage Commission complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). If you need additional information or assistance, please contact the Commission at (916) 373-3710 or via email at nahc@nahc.ca.gov. Our website address is: www.nahc.ca.gov. Follow us on Twitter: @CA_NAHC