About Us

The Inter-Tribal Council of California, Inc. (ITCC) is a statewide association of over 35 federally recognized tribes and Tribal organizations. This non-profit 501(c)3 organization was formed in 1968 to enhance the education, health, economic, cultural, and social status of all Native Americans in California. ITCC advocates and implements policies, programs and projects to strengthen sovereignty and improve the health and well-being of our tribal communities.

"In Unity there is Strength--One tribe's voice may be a whisper, but the combined voices of many tribes can be heard as far away as Washington, D.C."

Our purpose is to unite the Tribal people of California while developing and advocating policies and designing programs to address their unmet needs. ITCC believes in including under served and under represented Tribal Groups into its design and development process. The values of our rich, diverse, and multicultural heritage will be preserved and strengthened together.

Through collaborations ITCC, Tribal governments have gained more control and support of the programs that serve their communities. Our consultation process provides respect for our culture - our guiding principle. Direct communication with Tribal communities which works to support, empower tribes as a whole and their individual members.