We are happy to announce the California Tribal Youth Water Protector Certificate will start in November. This is open to all California Tribal high school students. Interested students call our office at (530) 661-5767. First come, first serve basis.
What drives us?
Our goal is to increase college enrollment for Native Americans in California. This will decrease unemployment, increase opportunities and economic benefits for a better standard of living for Native peoples.
California is home to almost 200 Native tribes and 12% of the Native peoples of North America with thousand-year-old cultures, languages, traditions and homelands.
Today, education is vital for Native people to sustain their language and culture, strengthen sovereign governments and build thriving businesses.
Despite the need, Native Americans are among the least represented in higher education in California and more than half drop out after their first year.
The gap starts even earlier, as they also experience low high school graduation rates; and when they do, meeting basic college requirements can be challenging.
The California Tribal College is closing higher education gaps by incorporating tribal cultures and languages and focuses on the professional needs that tribes have in governance, law, protecting culture and resources and business management.