Haku from the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians, Chairman Vincent Armenta and the Chumash Tribal Business Committee. We are hosting this webpage to provide information on a Cabinet level Indian Affairs Secretary in the Governor’s Office.
FUTURE MEETINGS OF CALIFORNIA TRIBES REGARDING A FUTURE GOVERNOR LEVEL INDIAN AFFAIRS CABINET SECRETARY POSITION
Please contact us if you are available and interested in hosting a meeting.
CURRENT WORKING DOCUMENTS
Proposal to Create an Office of Indian Affairs within the Brown Administration to Improve Tribal and State Relations (March 8, 2011 draft)
OTHER STATE EXAMPLES
New Mexico Indian Affairs Department Act
Also includes Indian Affairs Commission of 10 members (9 from tribes and one non-Indian). Click here for more info.
The Arizona Commission of Indian Affairs (ACIA) was established the adoption of A.R.S. § 41-541 in 1953 by the 21st Legislature to consider and study conditions among the Indians residing within the State of Arizona.
The Commission consists of 17 members, including seven Indian and two non-Indian Commissioners appointed by the Governor, and 8 Ex-Officio members who serve by the virtue of their office. Click here for more info.
The Oklahoma Indian Affairs Commission (OIAC) is governed by a Board of Commissioners comprised of nine (9) tribal members appointed by the Governor with the consent of the Senate. Appointees serve on the board for three-year terms. Click here for more info.
National Conference of State Legislatures, Government to Government: Models of Cooperation between States and Tribes, (April 2009), http://www.nijc.org/pdfs/TTAP/NCSLGovttoGovt.pdf.