Inter-Tribal Council Of California
Established in 1968, Inter-Tribal Council of California, Inc. (ITCC) is a statewide association of 47 tribes in California. ITCC is governed by a General Council comprised of tribal representatives designated by resolutions of tribal councils. The General Council elects the members of the Board of Directors who are responsible for over-sight of ITCC.
Over the 45 year history, ITCC has successfully created programs and services impacting health, education, economic, social, cultural, environmental, legal and tribal governance development for tribal people throughout California. Inherent in all the work of ITCC is recognition of tribal governments as sovereign nations, capable of self-governance and economic sustainability supporting healthy individual tribal communities.
ITCC efforts of effective models of systems change include but not limited to public policy, advocacy, Tribal engagement, consortia development, cultural competency, and training and technical assistance. Head Start, Elderly Nutrition Centers, health programs, employment and training services, legal services, youth programs, education centers, environmental protection, language preservation, cultural preservation are some of the programs developed and/or promoted by ITCC.
ITCC carries on a legacy of uniting tribal people in California standing together with respect for each other, caring for our families and communities, building for future generations, and by keeping our traditions and cultural practices alive and prospering.