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Native American Heritage Commission




  • Welcome
  • Roll Call
  • Introduction of Commissioners, Staff, and Attorney General’s Representative
  • Tribal Host Welcome, Chairman Robert Smith, Pala Band of Mission Indians
  • Traditional Opening (Wayne Nelson, Commissioner)


1. New NAHC Commissioners to take the Ceremonial Oath of Office (Reginald Pagaling, Chairman) (11:45-19:37)

  • a. Reid Milanovich, Chairman, Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians
  • b. Laurena Bolden, Tribal Councilmember, San Manuel Band of Mission Indians


2. Approval of Meeting Minutes

  • a. July 14, 2023, Open Session

3. Commission Sub-Committee Update (Raymond Hitchcock, Executive Secretary)

  • a.Commissioners to consider filling Sub-Committee vacancies
    • UC / CSU NAGPRA Policy Sub-Committee vacancies (Commissioner Rodriguez, Chairman Pagaling, TEMPORARY 7-14, 2023)
  • b. Commissioners to consider the creation of New Sub-Committees and Appointments to Vacancies.
    • Sacred Lands Inventory & Fee Regulations Sub-Committee
    • Cal NAGPRA Enforcement Regulations Sub-Committee

4. Draft Contact List Regulations (Raymond Hitchcock, Executive Secretary, Mario Pallari, NAHC Attorney)

  • a. Update on status of Draft Contact List Regulations.
  • Outline Process for receiving Tribal Comments and Consultation on Draft Regulations.
  • Commissioners to consider adopting Draft Contact List Regulations for proposed Tribal Comment & Consultation Period.

5. UC Systemwide / Campus Committee Nominations Update (Mario Pallari, NAHC Attorney)

  • a. Update on UC Systemwide / Campus Committee Vacancies (Mario Pallari, NAHC Attorney)
  • b. Commissioners to consider approving the NAHC Draft UC/CSU Systemwide / Campus Committee Nomination Process (Mario Pallari, NAHC Attorney)

6. Digital Atlas Commission Directives (Raymond Hitchcock, Executive Secretary)

  • a. Update Commissioners on Relocation and Modification Options for the Digital Atlas
  • b. Commissioners to consider which Agency Website location should host and maintain the Digital Atlas currently on the NAHC Website.
  • c. Commissioners to consider adopting revised Disclaimer Language on Digital Atlas Pages.

7. Draft CalNAGPRA Dispute Resolution / Mediation Regulations (Mario Pallari, NAHC Attorney, Raymond Hitchcock, Executive Secretary)

  • a. Update on status of Draft CalNAGPRA Dispute Resolution / Mediation Regulations.
  • b. Outline Formal Rulemaking Process Timeline for Draft Regulations.
  • c. Commissioners to consider approving Draft CalNAGPRA Dispute Resolution / Mediation Regulations to initiate the formal APA Rulemaking Process.

8. Calendar Dates and Locations for FY 2023-24 Public Commission Meetings Update (Raymond Hitchcock, Executive Secretary)

  • a. Commissioners to approve the following Commission Meeting Locations
    • Friday, January 19, 2024: Sacramento, CA
    • Friday, April 19, 2024: Location TBD
    • Friday, July 19, 2024: Location TBD


9. City of Corona WRF Lift Station No. 3 Project, Risk of Litigation (Government Code, § 11126(e)(2)(B)(i). (Mario Pallari, NAHC Legal Counsel)


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

  • a. Commissioners to consider drafting a Letter to the City of Corona
  • b. Commissioners to review Mediation procedure and framework for all disputes arising under Pub. Res. Code, § 5097.94 (k)
  • c. Commissioners to consider the potential for designating the Corona WRF Lift Station No. 3, Project location a Native American sanctified cemetery and burial ground.

    11. 2023-2027 Strategic Plan Update (Raymond Hitchcock, Executive Secretary)

  • a. Review Summary of Goals & Objectives outlined in the 2018-2022 Strategic Plan.
  • b. Discuss next steps for 2024-2029 Ongoing Strategic Plan
  • 12. Executive Secretary Report (Raymond Hitchcock, Executive Secretary)

    13. Commissioner Report



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

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