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CA Native American Day

California Native American Day, celebrated each year on the fourth Friday of September, was established in 1998 as an official state holiday to teach people of all ages about the tribal cultures, histories and heritage of California's Native American Tribes.

CA Native American Tribe Map Since 1999, the San Manuel Tribal Unity and Cultural Awareness Program partnering with Cal State San Bernardino, San Bernardino City Unified School District, San Bernardino County Superintendent of Public Instruction has conducted the highly successful California Indian Cultural Awareness Conference over the week leading up to the state holiday. Over the years, thousands of school children have come to Cal State San Bernardino to learn the traditions of Native California.

We hope you will join us in recognizing Native American Day by taking some time to learn a little about events and programs that help to recognize the contribution of our people to the State of California. Please visit our Web site at www.nativeamericanday.org for more information on events celebrating California Native American Day.

By teaching others the ways of our ancestors, we remember those who lived here before us.

Please click here to visit the California Native American Day Website.

CA Native American Day


The first explorers to California found the native people peaceful, friendly and generous. Living throughout the state there were hundreds of tribes and tribelets. Each one was a separate and independent nation with its own leaders, customs and traditions.

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