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July 14, 2023
9:00am Pacific Time to 4pm Pacific Time

Native American Heritage Commission




  • Welcome
  • Roll Call
  • Introduction of Commissioners, Staff, and Attorney General’s Representative
  • Traditional Opening


1. Approval of Meeting Minutes

  • 1. January 19, 2023, Open Session
  • 2. January 20, 2022, Open Session
  • 3. May 5, 2023, Open Session

Motion to Approval of Meeting Minutes


2. City of Corona WRF Lift Station No. 3 Project (Mario Pallari, NAHC Legal Counsel)

  • a. Update on City of Corona’s progress, Most Likely Descendant (MLD) recommendations, and tribal concerns
  • b. Discuss and consider Commission recommendations to landowner, City of Corona, concerning compliance with Most Likely Descendant (MLD) Statute (Pub. Res. Code, § 5097.98)
    • Commissioners to consider drafting a Letter to the City of Corona
    • Appointment of Commissioner Buffy McQuillen as Lead Commissioner for this matter
    • Commissioners to consider offering Mediation to all parties pursuant to Pub. Res. Code, § 5097.94 (k)
    • Commissioners to consider the potential for designating the Corona WRF Lift Station No. 3, Project location a Native American sanctified cemetery and burial ground

Motion on Corona WRF

3. Calendar Dates for FY 2023-24 Public Commission Meetings (Raymond Hitchcock, Executive Secretary)

  • 1. Commissioners to approve the following Commission Meeting dates:
    • Friday, October 20, 2023, Location TBD
    • Friday, January 19, 2024, Location TBD
    • Friday, April 19, 2024, Location TBD
    • Friday, July 19, 2024, Location TBD

Motion to approve future calendar dates

4. Draft Contact List Regulations Update (Raymond C Hitchcock, Executive Secretary)

  • 1. Commissioners to consider duration of Formal Tribal Comment & Consultation Period for the eventual release of these Draft Regulations

5. Commission Sub-Committee Update (Raymond Hitchcock, Executive Secretary)[List of NAHC Subcommittees]

  • 1. Commissioners to consider filing Sub-Committee vacancies
    • Most Likely Descendant Regulations Sub-Committee (Commissioner Bojorquez, vacant)
    • UC NAGPRA Policy Sub-Committee vacancies (Commissioner Rodriguez, vacant)
  • 2. Commissioners to consider changes to existing Sub-Committee assignments
    • Contact List Regulations (Commissioner McQuillen, Commissioner Nelson)
    • UC Systemwide/Campus Committee Nominations Sub-Committee (Chairman Pagaling, Commissioner Rodriguez)
    • CalNAGPRA Regulations Sub-Committee, (Secretary Dutschke, Chairman Pagaling)
    • CalNAGPRA Mediation Regulations Sub-Committee (Secretary Dutschke, Chairman Pagaling)
  • 3. Commissioners to consider additional Sub-Committee assignments
    • Sacred Lands File Regulations Sub-Committee
    • NAHC Strategic Plan Sub-Committee
    • NAHC Budget and Contracts Sub-Committee

6. Commissioner Officer Elections (Raymond Hitchcock, Executive Secretary)

  • 1. Commissioners to elect Officer positions for the following positions:
    • Chairperson
    • Vice Chairperson
    • Secretary

Motion on Chairperson

Motion on Vice Chairperson

Motion on Secretary

Appointment of Parliamentarian


1.Digital Atlas (Raymond Hitchcock, Executive Secretary)

  • 1. Update Commissioners on relocation and modification options for the Digital Atlas

2. 2023-2027 Strategic Plan Update (Raymond Hitchcock, Executive Secretary)

  • 1. Review Summary of 2018-2023 Strategic Plan
  • 3. Executive Secretary Report, (Raymond Hitchcock, Executive Secretary) [Executive Secretary Report]

    4. Commissioner Reports

    Public comment will be limited to 3 minutes for each speaker, unless otherwise determined by the Commission. Please email any public comments to [email protected] by 4:00PM Thursday, July 13, 2023, to be read into the record.

    At the end of Public Comment or 4:00 PM, whichever is first.

    [1] City of Corona, lead agency, CEQA project: where Cal. Pub. Res. Code § 5097.98 is also applicable.

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