Native American Affairs

Mission

The Office of Native American Affairs serves as liaison and addresses justice-related issues for California's Indian citizens who reside on reservations, rancherias and in urban communities for the overall improvement of the quality of life for Indian people.

Purpose

The Office of Native American Affairs will develop and maintain cooperative relationships between California's Indian tribes, tribal organizations, Indian citizens and the Department of Justice (DOJ). The office will coordinate the appropriate DOJ and other intergovernmental services, programs and technical assistance for Indian communities as they address the broad spectrum of justice-related issues. The Office of Native American Affairs will advise the Attorney General on matters of important to tribal governments and Indian citizens. The office will also assist DOJ with the development of Indian-related policies, positions and programs.

Vision

To achieve the establishment of permanent comprehensive services within DOJ that will maximize the efforts of Indian people strengthen their tribal justice systems, governments, organizations, communities and families.

Goals

The Office of Native American Affairs has established goals to address its mission statement, the office will:

For more information, please contact:

Olin Jones, Director Office of Native American Affairs California Attorney General's Office P.O. Box 944255 Sacramento, CA 94244-2550 (916) 445-1970