Understanding Consultation and Collaboration between CalEPA and California Tribes

“The statements and conclusions contained in this online course are those of the National Indian Justice Center, Inc., and not necessarily those of the California Environmental Protection Agency, its employees, or the State of California. The State makes no warranty, express or implied, and assumes no liability for the information contained in the succeeding text.”

The Objective for the Understanding Consultation and Collaboration with California Tribes Online Course is to increase awareness of the California Enviornmental Protection Agency (CalEPA) and its Poicy on Consultation with California Tribes. This online course provides access to an asynchronous teaching environment which is self paced. To enroll in this course contact Barry Litchfield at barry@nijc.org or Carol Oliva at carol@nijc.org and request enrollment in the Understanding Consultation and Collaboration between CalEPA and California Tribes online course. You can also request enrollment by signing up on the course email list. Click here to sign up. Once you sign up on this list, please allow for 2 to 3 days for a response including your password to access the course.

Course Overview

  • California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA)

  • What is the Cal EPA Policy on Consultation with Native American Tribes?

  • The Consultation Process

  • Sample Consultation Protocols and Agreements

  • Guiding Principles for Consultation

  • Consultation Follow-Up

  • Best Practices in Consultation

  • Overcoming Obstacles and Challenges to Consultation

  • Consultation Case Studies

  • Recommended Resources

  • California Tribal Communities and Histories

  • Course Completion



This project is supported by a grant from the California EPA Environmental Justice Small Grants Program.