52 students from 26 tribes in California and across the country completed the California Tribal College’s Certificate Program in Leadership and Governance. It was held April 25th through April 28th at Redding Rancheria in Redding, California.
The April program was the second educational offering of the new California Tribal College. The inaugural certificate program was held last July at the Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation in Brooks. 47 students from 22 took part in that program and earned certificates.
The program in Redding featured instruction by professionals in tribal law, governance, and native culture and preservation and was tailored for current and aspiring tribal leaders as well as tribal employees. Individual classroom subjects included California Indian History, Federal Indian Law, Tribal Sovereignty, and Sovereign Immunity.
The next California Tribal College Certificate Program is planned for September at the Morongo Casino Resort & Spa in Cabazon, California.