The Tribal Cultural Resources Project (Project) aims to provide training, technical assistance, advocacy support, and institutional capacity building services to California Native Nations seeking to protect, advocate, preserve, and/or repatriate their Tribal Cultural Resources.

The Project continues to  conduct outreach to determine Tribal needs and priorities. Community members wishing to provide input can contact the Project’s Policy Fellow, Nazune Menka. Additionally, community members can take the Tribal Cultural Resources Needs Survey.

Currently, a Tribal Cultural Resource Protection Law Handbook is being developed in partnership with several organizations. The Project will also host webinars on laws, policies, and advocacy strategies to assist in building Tribal capacity to protect Tribal Cultural Resources all of which will be recorded and posted to this website.

The Project is led by Professor Seth Davis, Policy Fellow Nazune Menka, and is made possible by pro bono students at Berkeley Law. Current Berkeley Law students interested in joining the Project for pro bono credit can email a cover letter and resume to Policy Fellow Nazune Menka at nazune@berkeley.edu.

UC Berkeley sits on the territory of xučyun, the ancestral and unceded land of the Ohlone people.

This Project is funded through a grant from the Native American Heritage Commission  and will run from September 2020 through June 2022.