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.


a feeling of deep admiration for someone or something elicited by their abilities, qualities, or achievements.

Funded Tribes

We currently work with 10 funded and recognized California tribes.

For more information please visit our funded tribes page.

Funded Tribes
TCCC Funded Tribes Map
Enterprise Rancheria of Maidu Indians of California logo Hopland Band of Pomo Indians logo La Jolla Band of Luiseno Indians logo Mooretown Rancheria of Maidu Indians logo
Rincon San LuiseƱo Band of Mission Indians logo San Pasqual Band of Mission Indians logo Yurok Tribe logo Pala Band of Mission Indians logo
Picayune Rancheria of the Chukchansi Indians logo Tuolumne Band of Me-Wuk Indians logo

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

Our Staff

Calvin Hedrick (Mountain Maidu)

Project Coordinator

Carly Raasch

Media Evaluator

Crystal Mantle

Administrative Specialist

Lauren Connelly

Graphic Designer

Narinder Dhaliwal

Project Director

Seow Ling Ong


Wendy Kaplan

Material Development Coordinator