Advancing Tribal Sovereignty and Community Health in California

Yosemite National Park

This project analyzes Tribal-state/local consultation in California. The project specifically focuses on two California laws that require state agencies and local governments to consult with Native American Tribes: Assembly Bill 52 and Senate Bill 18.

For more details on the project’s objectives and methodology, please visit here

Recent Project Updates:

  • Conducted background interviews with 37 Tribal, state, and local officials as well as with other subject matter experts
  • Held 2nd Project Steering Committee meeting on 2/28/23
  • Case study research with partner Tribes: selecting key examples of state/local consultation


Support for this project was provided by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Policies for Action program and the Henry Luce Foundation. The views expressed here do not necessarily reflect the views of either Foundation.