Cultural Resources

The California Native American Heritage Commission is charged with assisting private landowners who discover human remains on their property. The Commission can assist the landowner in identifying what California Tribe the human remains are the most likely affiliated with and work with the landowner and tribal representatives in determining the disposition of the remains.

The Commission website also defines “cultural resources” and provides additional resources and state government contact information.

CILS can assist Tribes and tribally designated “Most Likely Descendants” who are contacted by the California Native American Heritage Commission, government agency or private landowner on the discovery of cultural resources affiliated with the Tribe.