Tribal Affairs

Strengthening Partnerships with California Native American tribes

The California Natural Resources Agency (CNRA) is committed to early, often, and meaningful consultations with California Native American tribes with the goal of collaborative partnership and meaningful inclusion of tribal governments’ priorities and interests throughout the Agency’s work. CNRA seeks to advance programs, policies, regulations, and laws to strengthen working relations with California Native American tribes and to coordinate tribal affairs policies and programs across the Agency and with external partners. 

CNRA Tribal Affairs Resources

As Secretary Crowfoot has said, engaging Tribal governments is essential in California. Adopting true co-management strategies will enable California residents to experience the vast biodiversity held in our states for generations to come. Watch these critical conversations unfold with the Secretary and some of our California Native American tribal partners in our Secretary Speaker Series:

Speaker Series Event - Building Trust Between State and Tribal Governments

Secretary Speaker Series: Strengthening Tribal Partnerships in Our Nature-Based Solutions Work