Native American Heritage Month

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This Native American Heritage Month, the California Natural Resources Agency (CNRA) and California State Parks invite you to join us with a series of events throughout the month.

Strengthening Tribal Partnerships in Our Nature-Based Solutions Work

Collaborative Problem Solving to Barriers California Native American Tribes Face in Access and Stewardship of Lands and Natural Resources

November 15, 2022 |12:30 – 1:30
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This Speakers Series will discuss the importance of strengthen partnerships with California Native American tribes across the California Natural Resources Agency’s departments, policies, and programs and in our Nature-Based Solutions work. During this series, panelists will discuss recent tribal-state collaborations and projections for future initiatives.

We are the land: A history of native California

We Are the Land: A History of Native California

Time: November 16th, 4:00–5:30pm.

Description: Historians Damon B. Akins and William J. Bauer, Jr. will discuss their book, We are the Land: A History of Native California, which focuses on the lives and legacies of the Native people who have shaped the state. For more information and to register, visit

Department of Water Resources Hosts Film Screening and Panel Discussion

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Time: 10:00 am – Noon

Join the Department of Water Resources and the Office of the Tribal Policy Advisor in the CNRA Auditorium on November 17 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. to celebrate Native American Heritage Month with the screening of two DWR short films, Good Fire and Climate Conversations. The event will include a land acknowledgement, panel discussion on traditional ecological knowledge and climate change, and information sharing about resources available through the Office of the Tribal Policy Advisor. For questions, please contact




Celebrate Native American Heritage Month with California State Parks – Livestream

Time and location: Noon at

The live stream will feature State Parks staff and members from tribes discussing the collaboration and recent work that has been throughout the State Park System. The event will feature staff at North Coast Redwoods, Capitol and Colorado Desert districts. Viewers will see a signage installation at the North Coast Redwoods District and hear about the recent memorandum of understanding signing with the Yurok Tribe. You will hear from Capitol District staff sharing the importance of annual events held at the State Indian Museum and why these events are of significance to the local Native community. A segment of the live stream will come from the department’s largest state park, Anza-Borrego Desert, which will cover the recent Native American crew who conducted fuel reduction work as well as the Sentenac Cienega restoration.

Career Pathways for Native Americans in State Service

California Native Americans are the original stewards of the lands that now constitute California and continue to make essential and unique contributions to our state. 
This panel is designed to highlight the importance of the contributions of California Native American people in state service and to help inspire and grow the number of Native Americans who work for state service. This panel is focused on connecting with high school and college-age Native Americans with the goal to share resources and knowledge needed to plan for and achieve meaningful state careers to support themselves, their communities, and their ancestral lands. Topics discussed during this panel will include the benefits of state service, recruitment and outreach, and information on how to apply for state service.

After this panel discussion, participants will be encouraged to visit our Career Center and meet with state department recruiters who can help answer questions and provide tailored advice on how to secure a job in state service.

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Secretary Crowfoot and Asst. Secretary for Tribal Affairs Thompson on Native American Heritage Month

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