Local and Tribal Intergovernmental Consultation
State planning law requires cities and counties to consult with California Native American tribes during the local planning process for the purpose of protecting Traditional Tribal Cultural Places. OPRís consultation guidelines, background information, and training session information are all available online
- SB 18 (Chapter 905, Statutes of 2004) requires cities and counties to contact, and consult with California Native American tribes prior to amending or adopting any general plan or specific plan, or designating land as open space.
- OPRís Tribal Consultation Guidelines (November 2005) contains information on how and when to conduct consultation with California Native American Tribes.
For purposes of consultation with tribes, as required by Government Code Sections 65352.3 and 65562.5, the Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC) maintains a list of California Native American Tribes with whom local governments must consult. The NAHC's "California Tribal Consultation List" provides the name, address, and contact name for of each of these tribes; and telephone, fax and email information if available. The tribal contact list is developed and maintained by the NAHC, under authority granted in Government Code Sections 65092, 65352 and 65352.3. Prior to initiating consultation with a Tribe, the city/county must contact the NAHC for a list of Tribes to consult with. For questions about the list, please contact the NAHC at www.nahc.ca.gov.
NAHCís Tribal Consultation List Request Form
For more information contact the State Clearinghouse