California Native American Day

Join the Department of Water Resources in celebrating the 56th annual Native American Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the west steps of the State Capitol. The event honors the valuable historical and cultural contributions made by Native Americans in California.

This year, under the theme of "Protecting Our People Through Sovereignty: Past, Present and Future" the Native American community will celebrate the importance of communication and cooperation between California Native American Tribal communities and State Government. Highlights of the day are cultural performances, a Tribal Nations Flag ceremony, Tribal Leaders speaking on the topic and the Cultural Heritage Pavilion where leading California Native cultural arts practitioners will demonstrate cultural practices and Indigenous California languages, such as tule reed design and basketry art, and the gift of acorns.

Native American Day is free, open to the public, and is presented by the California Tribal Chairperson’s Association and sponsored by Assembly Member James Ramos, District 40, San Bernardino County. Representatives from state, federal and Tribal organizations will be at the event to provide information on their work.” There will be over 100 state and community exhibitors, plus an honoring of elders and veterans ceremony.  Please join your DWR colleagues and DWR Tribal Liaisons who will be an exhibitor providing information on DWR activities and programs.  More information, please contact Anecita Agustinez, Tribal Policy Advisor at

State Capitol, Sacramento, CA, 95814