Regular and ongoing training helps ensure that appropriate State of California professionals gain an understanding about tribal sovereignty; become better informed about the cultural and historical backgrounds of California Native American individuals, communities and tribes; and gain a better understanding of the issues to improve our collaboration and communication.

The information provided herein is not exhaustive, but can assist in the ongoing education of those interested in California Native issues.

Some training materials created by non-State entities may be provided here for your convenience, but the views and opinions expressed in such materials are not necessarily the views of State of California.

Cultural Humility: Basics for Working with California Native Americans



Governor’s Office Native American Heritage Month Brown Bag Series Part I: Native Representation in State Leadership – Navigating Appointments to the Newsom Administration


Governor’s Office Native American Heritage Month Brown Bag Series Part II: Native Representation in Politics – Getting Your Name on the Ballot



Tribal-State Relations in California: Overview and Initiatives (March 2022)










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