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Inventory of the State Advisory Commission on Indian Affairs/California Indian Assistance Project Records
F3716  
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: State Advisory Commission on Indian Affairs/California Indian Assistance Project Records
    Inventory: F3716
    Creator: State Advisory Commission on Indian Affairs

    California Indian Assistance Project
    Repository: California State Archives
    Sacramento, California
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Publication Rights

    For permission to reproduce or publish, please contact the California State Archives. Permission for reproduction or publication is given on behalf of the California State Archives as the owner of the physical items. The researcher assumes all responsibility for possible infringement which may arise from reproduction or publication of materials from the California State Archives collections.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], State Advisory Commission on Indian Affairs/California Indian Assistance Project Records, F3716, California State Archives.

    Agency History

    The State Advisory Commission on Indian Affairs was created by the legislature in 1961 ( Stats. 1961, ch. 2139, effective Sept. 15, 1961) but it did not actually get underway until it was funded in 1964 ( Stats. 1963, ch. 1924, effective July 24, 1963). The Commission consisted of nine members: The Director of Social Welfare, the Director of Public Health and the Director of Education; three members of the State Senate appointed by the Rules Committee and three members of the Assembly appointed by the Speaker. The chairman, usually a State Senator, was appointed by the Governor. There was also a seven member Advisory Committee made up of three Indians and four non-Indians. The Advisory Commission on Indian Affairs was to investigate Indian living conditions and complaints in California and make a report to the Governor and Legislature. The Commission went out of existence on Sept. 30, 1969, because its life was not extended by the Legislature.
    The California Indian Assistance Project came into existence under a $38,256 grant from the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development under provisions of Section 701 of the Federal Housing Act of 1968. Robert J. Keyes, Assistant to Governor for Community Relations, supervised the Project's staff of three. The project was designed to clarify jurisdiction over Indian-related programs and to expand the California Indian's knowledge of Federal and State Programs available to him.