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California Indian Heritage Center Open House

Friday, Nov. 8

King Hall, Room 1301
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

The CIHC honors the diversity and history of California Indian people by preserving cultural and tribal traditions, nurturing contemporary expressions, and facilitating research and education, for California, the nation, and the world.

The vision of the CIHC is to partner with tribal communities, regional cultural centers and museums to present a statewide perspective on California’s diverse Indian cultural legacy. To enhance public understanding of the traditional and spiritual beliefs, practices, and contributions to promote dialogue between generations. To provide educational opportunities to research and understand California’s Indian history, cultures and impact of contemporary issues.

This project will develop the CIHC at the confluence of the Sacramento and American Rivers in West Sacramento (Yolo County). The project constitutes a decades-long collaboration and demonstrates the state’s commitment to and responsibility for partnering-with California Native American tribal governments and communities along with allied individuals and institutions to develop the site.

The  project will include approximately 120,000 square feet of building space accommodating a wide range of programmatic areas, including but not limited to:

  • Entry/Orientation center
  • Library, Display, and Interpretive Exhibits
  • Collection Storage
  • Space for Public Art
  • Community Forums
  • Outdoor Plaza
  • Exhibition and Educational Facilities
  • Outdoor Venues
  • Interpretative/ Educational Trail Connections to the Sacramento river

California State Parks engagement with tribal communities and other stakeholders will ensure the final program scope reflects shared values and priorities achieved through a collaborative process.

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