Our mission is to protect and restore California Indian Peoples’ cultural traditions, ancestral territories, means of subsistence and environmental health.
CIEA’s constituencies are California Tribes and Tribal members of California Indian Tribal Nations whether recognized by federal, state or local governments or non-recognized. CIEA recognizes the right to have ones heritage respected and extends our services to all Tribal members whether enrolled or not enrolled with their People.
CIEA promotes policies and actions which are respectful of Tribal sovereignty and Tribal self-advocacy. The organization does not speak for California Indian Tribes but rather empowers each to advocate on their own behalf and seeks to open for a for California Tribal Nations to advocate on behalf of their own People.
We recognize that the health of future generations is inseparable from the well-being of california’s lands, water and sky.