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Latest Updates

Date AddedUpdate
09/19/23All Subcommittee Meeting to be held in San Diego County on December 14, 2023 – time and exact location TBD
09/19/23San Diego Quarterly Meeting moved from November to December 15—16
08/30/23September 15, 2023 - 4:00PM - 7:00PM — Regional Hearing at the Sonoma Mission Barracks Courtyard. See Eventbrite
08/08/23August 23, 2023 - 5:00PM - 6:30PM — Virtual Subcommittee Update Session on Zoom. Link
08/08/23August 19, 2023 - 10:00AM - 1:00PM — Outreach table at the Salmon Festival in Klamath, CA.
08/08/23August 18, 2023 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm — In-person listening session Weaverville, CA
Location Redding Rancheria Trinity Health Center - Yana Room, 81 Arbuckle Ct, Weaverville, CA 96093
08/08/23August 11, 2023 - 5:30PM - 8:00PM — In-person listening Session, Bishop CA
Location: Bishop Paiute Community Center, 405 N Barlow Ln, Bishop, CA 93514 (dinner provided)
07/10/23Saturday - July 22, 2023 - 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Quarterly Meeting Day 2
Redwood RV Campground
07/10/23Friday - July 21, 2023 - 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Quarterly Meeting Day 1
Cal Poly Humboldt
07/10/23All Subcommittee Meeting Sue-Meg State Park (Recording posted later)
07/10/23Virtual Subcommittee Update Session Monday, July 17th, 2023
1:00PM - 2:30PM
07/10/23Business Meeting on Friday, July 14, 2023, from 10:00AM - 1:00PM (hybrid)
05/22/23June 30 California State University, Sacramento Listening Session confirmed University Union, Green & Gold Room (3rd Floor) 1:00-4:00pm Pacificeventbrite
05/16/23TENTATIVE June 30 Sacramento State In-Person Listening Session added to meetings page
05/16/23June 23-24 Highland Listening Session Cancelled; removed from meetings page
05/16/23May 19th's tentative Trinity County Listening Session Cancelled; removed from meetings page
05/11/23Additional information about CTHC Subcommittee sign-ups now available on the Subcommittees Page

Sign-ups for CTHC Subcommittees are now OPEN. Form available here:

04/10/23 Virtual Subcommittee Planning Session April 26, 2023 4:00PM Pacific (US and Canada)
04/09/23April Quarterly Meeting moved to May 1-2. To register/follow please visit eventbrite




We are excited to announce the launch of the California Truth and Healing Fund- a new, multi-year grantmaking initiative to provide California Native American families, communities, tribes, and organizations with resources to engage in opportunities associated with the goals of the landmark California Truth & Healing Council.
The Fund was seeded with an initial $500,000 investment from our #liberatedcapital fund, The California Endowment, and The Christensen Fund, and we have a goal of raising more than $5 million.
The California Truth and Healing Council mission is facilitated by the Office of the Tribal Advisor and includes representatives from California Native American tribes, relevant state and local agencies, and other relevant non-governmental stakeholders.
More information about the fund and instructions on how to apply is available at


The California Truth & Healing Council, created by Governor Newsom via Executive Order N-15-19, bears witness to, records, examines existing documentation of, and receives California Native American narratives regarding the historical relationship between the State of California and California Native Americans in order to clarify the historical record of such relationship in the spirit of truth and healing. The Council is led and convened by the Governor’s Tribal Advisor and governed by a Governing Council of California Native American leaders, and may include additional non-voting representatives from California Native American tribes, relevant state and local agencies, and other relevant non-governmental stakeholders.

The Council works with California Native American tribes to shape the overarching focus and develop the work of the Council and will endeavor to accurately represent the diversity of experience of all California Native Americans within the State of California through ongoing communication and consultation. 

The Council is currently seeking to conduct interviews for Native oral histories, particularly from elders, and can provide you with assistance in providing submissions. Please contact us expressing your interested in submitting an oral history.

The Council will submit a final written report of findings to the Governor’s Office by 2025.

  • The final report should reflect a holistic understanding of the historical relationship between California Native Americans and the State.
  • The final report may also make recommendations aimed at reparation and restoration and consider how to prevent similar depredations and/or policies in the future.

To learn more about the Council, please visit the Frequently Asked Questions page.