The Center focuses on

  • Engaging California Tribes to assess their readiness to work in tobacco control
  • Coordinating tobacco control learning, communication, and policy activities
  • Building the capacity of emerging tribal leaders to champion tobacco education activities

We believe the success of the TCCC is dependent on the vibrant guidance and input of our Tribal Advisory Council (TAC)

Tribal advisory council members


the arts and other manifestations of human intellectual achievement regarded collectively.


the transmission of customs or beliefs from generation to generation, or the fact of being passed on in this way.


a group of people living in the same place or having a particular characteristic in common.


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Funded Tribes

We currently work with 10 funded and recognized California tribes.

For more information please visit our funded tribes page.

Funded Tribal Projects
TCCC Funded Tribal Projects Map
Coyote Valley Band of Pomo Indians LogoEnterprise Rancheria of Maidu Indians of California logo Hopland Band of Pomo Indians logoLa Jolla Band of Luiseno Indians logo
Mooretown Rancheria of Maidu Indians logoPala Band of Mission Indians logoPicayune Rancheria of the Chukchansi Indians logoRedwood Valley Little River Band of Pomo Indians Logo
Rincon San LuiseƱo Band of Mission Indians logoSan Pasqual Band of Mission Indians logoSherwood Valley Band of Pomo Indians LogoTuolumne Band of Me-Wuk Indians logoYurok Tribe logo

a smoking cigarette in a hand

Tobacco's harm goes beyond those that use it. Native populations report more exposure to secondhand smoke at home

Our Staff

Nasbah Ben

Director of Tribal Projects

Ravena Soto

Program Coordinator

Samuel Black

Tribal Engagement/Outreach Coordinator

Treble Vasquez

Media & Communication Specialist

Windy Kahana

Web Designer

Tatiana Masters

Senior Methodologist