Native American Heritage Commission

The California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), identifies, catalogs, and protects Native American cultural resources -- ancient places of special religious or social significance to Native Americans and known ancient graves and cemeteries of Native Americans on private and public lands in California. The NAHC is also charged with ensuring California Native American tribes’ accessibility to ancient Native American cultural resources on public lands and overseeing the treatment and disposition of inadvertently discovered Native American human remains and burial items.

Resources on the Native American Heritage Commission website include:


The California Native American Heritage Commission is a nine-member body whose members are appointed by the Governor.

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