The Tribal Land Transfer Policy allows for the transfer of land from investor-owned utilities to Native American tribes with a historical interest in the land. When a utility begins the process of disposing of land, the policy creates an expectation that the utility will work with the California Native American Heritage Commission to identify any tribes whose ancestral territory the land is on or adjacent to this particular land. Once the utility identifies any interested tribe or tribes, the company is expected to negotiate a transfer to the tribe before putting the land on the market. This policy, which the CPUC developed after comment from utilities and tribes, furthers the CPUC's goals of recognizing and respecting native sovereignty, and of returning tribal lands to their rightful owners.

Tribal Land Transfer Policy

Tribal Land Transfer Policy Workshops

Tribal Land Transfer Policy Guidelines Workshop