Tribal Relations

Tribal Consultation Policy

In September 2011, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. issued Executive Order B-10-11 requiring all State of California agencies and departments to encourage communication and consultation with California Indian Tribes. Accordingly, the California Complete Count – Census 2020 (“CCC”) adopts the California Government Operations Agency’s Tribal Consultation Policy (attached) which memorializes its commitment to strengthening and sustaining government-to-government relationships between California Indian Tribes and the State of California. 

Open and respectful communication with tribal representatives is essential. The CCC will engage in early, inclusive and frequent communications with Tribal leaders regarding any issues that may arise pertaining to or potentially impacting Tribes.  In addition, the CCC will designate a high-level member of executive staff to serve as the CCC Tribal Liaison. This information will be maintained on the CCC’s website and the Governor’s Tribal Advisor’s website.

Tribal Liaison Office



Adriana Martinez, Deputy Director, Outreach and Tribal Liaison Connie Hernandez, Regional Program Manager and Deputy Tribal Liaison



  • Southern California Regional Consultation – October 10, 2018 at Pala Casino Spa and Resort – Invitation
  • Northern California Regional Consultation – October 11, 2018 at Trinidad Rancheria –  Invitation
  • Central California Regional Consultation – November 15, 2018 at Sacramento State Downtown School of Public Affairs – Invitation
  •  NEW! Statewide Tribal Outreach and Engagement Webinar – January 8, 2019 – Webinar Invitation




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