California Indian Heritage Center (CIHC)

Contact: Lisa Jelliffe



Phone: 808.339.5954

The vision of the California Indian Heritage Center (CIHC) is to honor the diversity and history of California Indian people cultural and tribal traditions, nurture contemporary expressions, and facilitate research and education, for California, the nation, and the world. CIHC will enhance public understanding of traditional and spiritual beliefs, practices, and contributions to promote dialogue between generations. CIHC will provide educational opportunities to research and understand California’s Indian history, cultures and the impact of contemporary issues.

CIHC will partner with tribal communities, regional cultural centers and museums to create a statewide perspective on California’s diverse Indian cultural legacy. Once complete, the CIHC will draw visitors from across California, the nation, and the world to this center of statewide significance for cultural preservation, learning and exchange, land stewardship based on Native American values, and a place to engage all visitors in celebrating the living cultures of California tribe communities.