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Social Work Research Guide

A guide to resources for social work research at Cal Poly Humboldt.

This Page is a Work in Progress

This page is a work in progress and is not a comprehensive list of resources. If you have a resource you would like included, or find a broken link or incorrect information, please email amd212@humboldt.edu. 

Tribal / Native American Indian Resources

Humboldt County 

There are 11 federally recognized and unrecognized tribes, rancherias and sovereign tribal governments within Humboldt's service area (Humboldt/Del Norte/Trinity Counties). These include: Big Lagoon RancheriaBlue Lake RancheriaElk Valley RancheriaHoopa Valley Tribal CouncilKaruk Tribe of CaliforniaResighini RancheriaBear River Band of Rohnerville RancheriaTolowa Dee-ni' NationTrinidad RancheriaWiyot Tribe, and the Yurok Tribe.


  • Northern California Indian Development Council established in 1976 to research, develop and administer social and economic development programs designed to meet the needs of Indian and Native American Communities; to provide support and technical assistance for the development of such programs, and the conservation and preservation of historic and archeological sites and resources.
  • State of California Native American Heritage Commission identifies, catalogs, and protects Native American cultural resources -- ancient places of special religious or social significance to Native Americans and known ancient graves and cemeteries of Native Americans on private and public lands in California. 
  • California Tribal Fund was created to support California-based, California-Native-led nonprofits and tribal programs in controlling and protecting their food systems, water, languages, traditional ecological knowledge, and land.  
  • Northwest Intertribal Court System (NICS) is a consortium of Native American Indian Tribes in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. It is one of the only intertribal court systems in the country. Each tribe has its own independent court and codes. NICS provides trial and appellate judges, assistance with code development, training and technical assistance.

National Organizations

State / California Resources

National / U.S. Government Resources

Policy Information Sites