Tribal Partners

As a key component of this project, the project team is partnering with two California Native American Tribes, Pechanga Band of Indians and Dry Creek Rancheria Band of Pomo Indians. Both Tribes are sharing their substantial lived experience engaging with state/local agencies under AB 52 and SB 18 to:

  • Evaluate with ELI and NATHPO the on-the-ground effectiveness of consultation under both laws through illustrative examples
  • Co-produce Indigenous Health Indicators (IHIs) with Mr. Larry Campbell and Dr. Jamie Donatuto. The IHIs will serve as invaluable tools the Tribes can use to identify and advocate for their health/wellness priorities and interests during the state/local environmental decision-making process

Dry Creek Rancheria Band of Pomo Indians


Pechanga Band of Indians



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

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