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Community Programs

California Tribal Business Alliance (CTBA)

The California Tribal Business Alliance was formed in 2004 to address an array of public policy matters of importance to the diverse business interests of the founding tribes, including business, housing, transportation, agriculture and environmental issues.

The CTBA’s three members are the Pala Band of Mission Indians, the Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians, and the Lytton Band of Pomo Indians.

The member tribes view their sovereignty as a foundation from which they can build strong relationships and find common interests with state and local governments, and with civic, charitable and community organizations.

San Luis Rey Indian Water Authority (SLRIWA)

The San Luis Rey Indian Water Authority is a sovereign tribal entity, created by the La Jolla, Pala, Pauma, Rincon and San Pasqual Bands to preserve and enrich the quality of life of their people.

The Authority unifies the Tribes to protect, develop and manage the resources provided under the San Luis Rey Indian Water Settlement. The advancement and accomplishments of present and future generations will be the measure of the Authority’s success.

Nativehire is a job search engine made specifically for Native Americans looking for work on or near reservations as well as for those employers looking to hire them.  Often it is the case that jobs are scarce in more remote tribal lands and thus the unemployment rate is higher in these areas.  With so many tribes in the San Diego area and no centralized method to get job information out to those tribal members, it was a difficult task for employers to make sure their job postings were seen. Thus, the idea for a database (job search engine) was born.