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President’s Native American Advisory Council


Council Charge

The University of California President’s Native American Advisory Council advises senior UC leadership on a broad range of issues that affect and inform the experience of Native American students, faculty and staff at the university. This council is convened by the provost and executive vice president for Academic Affairs. Relevant areas include:

  • Treatment of Native American human remains and cultural artifacts
  • Recruitment and retention of Native American students, faculty and staff at UC
  • Academic and co-curricular issues related to UC’s Native American community
  • Opportunities for university engagement with Native American communities in California


The Council comprises educators, scholars, tribal leaders, policy makers and UC faculty and staff who can speak on issues pertaining to the Native American community. Members are appointed by the president of the university. Council members serve two-year terms and may be reappointed to a successive term, not to exceed four years.

Current Issues at UC

UC is in the process of updating its systemwide Native American Cultural Affiliation and Repatriation Policy. Through an updated policy, UC's goal is to strengthen practices and procedures to facilitate the repatriation of Native American and Native Hawaiian human remains and cultural items. 

For more information, please visit the Research Policy Analysis and Coordination website.