California Indian Tribal Relations
Cal/EPA and its boards, departments, and office (BDOs) are committed to improving our communication and working relationships with California Indian Tribes. To achieve this goal and to help guide Cal/EPA and its BDOs, we have adopted the Cal/EPA Policy for Working with California Indian Tribes (PDF). Arsenio Mataka, Assistant Secretary for Environmental Justice and Tribal Affairs, is guiding this effort with the assistance of staff members Malinda Dumisani and Diane Trujillo. This policy will serve to guide Cal/EPA and all its BDOs in their daily operations to work with California Indian Tribes in a knowledgeable, sensitive, and respectful manner.