NATIVE AMERICAN INDIAN COMMISSION

The Los Angeles City/County Native American Indian Commission provides support for a wide range of issues and activities for over 200,000 people of American Indian ancestry. This proactive organization consists of five members appointed by the Board of Supervisors, five by the Mayor of Los Angeles, and five elected in community-wide elections. The five community members, along with one City and one County appointee, comprise the Self Governance Board that administers the Community Service American Indian Block Grant.

Activities include:

· Intergovernmental legislative advocacy

· Grantsmanship

· Community education

· Lobbying for over $9 million annually in federal funding for local agency support

Contact: Ron Andrade (213) 351-5308

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