California Center for the Native Nations

Welcome to California Center for Native Nations!

Upcoming Event

California Native Artists Talk on the Maloof exhibit: We Are Still Here

Please join us for our California Native Artists event. We will have a lively discussion in the Round Room with some of the artists featured in the current exhibit at the Sam and Alfreda Maloof Foundation for Arts and Crafts: E'kwa'shem Mu chemkai Towük Hiüvanyüsn We Are Still Here

Weshoyot Alvitre, Gerald Clarke, and L Frank Manriquez will share their artistic processes and discuss how the title of the exhibit, We Are Still Here, impacts, resonates, and affects their work.

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Maloof Artist Talk


UCR Student Maloof Tour and Closing Artist Reception

We also invite you to join us for a closing reception the following day, Saturday, October 29, 2022, 3pm - 5pm at the Jacobs Education Center Gallery of the Sam and Alfreda Maloof Foundation (5131 Carnelian Street, Alta Loma, CA 91701).

The first 10 students can catch a free ride to/from UCR and the Maloof for the tours and reception on Saturday. If you'd like to attend the tours but do not need a ride, please email Gretchen at

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Maloof Tour
Maloof Closing Reception

Mission Statement

The California Center for the Native Nations (CCNN) is the bridge between the University of California and California’s Tribal Nations. It is a research center at the University of California, Riverside, that strives to and is committed to preserving the rich histories, cultures, languages and sovereignty of Tribal Nations. With a special focus on California Tribal Nations, CCNN is committed to working alongside American Indians to initiate, facilitate and execute research for, with, by, and about American Indians. CCNN connects Tribal Nations with UC expertise to execute the aforementioned. The relationship CCNN seeks to achieve with Tribal Nations is reciprocal, not only benefiting and enriching the Tribal Nations in which it connects with, but also enriching Native American and American Indian Studies within academia.