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Santa Cruz Indian Council

Serving the educational and cultural needs of our Seventh Generation

SCIC On the Red Road


The Santa Cruz Indian Council is an inter-tribal Non-Profit 501-(c)(3) organization composed of Native American and non-native members in the Central California region.† We are dedicated to teaching respect for traditional Native American cultural values; supporting cultural enrichment opportunities that contribute to Native American identity development; advancing the quality of educational content and cultural sensitivity of educational services available to the youth of our region;† and promoting cultural understanding of Native American traditions in our communities.

Our Mission Statement

The Santa Cruz Indian Councilís purpose is to meet the Intertribal needs of Native Americans on the Central Coast, with an emphasis on our 7th Generation (youth).† We promote the empowerment, unity and healing of our community in order to preserve the traditions and values of Native Americans.† Our goal is to foster an educational resource and a cultural exchange between all people, thus strengthening the sacred circle of life.

P.O. Box 8230

Santa Cruz, CA† 95061

To contact us:

Upcoming Events

ō Honor the Elders Powwow, Mt. Madonna, hosted by our friends in the Pajaro Valley Ohlone Indian Council.

ō SCIC hosted Annual Intertribal Gathering, Louden Nelson Community Center, 301 Center St., Santa Cruz, CA

Santa Cruz Indian Council - Intertribal Gathering and Indian Market. In the park behind Lauden Nelson Center, 301 Center at Laurel. Free admission with dancing, drumming, storytelling, and children's crafts. Also Indian tacos and raffle prizes. Family friendly, no alcohol or drugs.
See our blog for more information at

Phone: 831-425-4404


Join Us!† Here is our Membership Application Form!


We welcome all Native and non-Native people who are interested in promoting Native American culture, identity development, community building, sobriety, and education.

Tax Deductible Donations

As a non-profit 501c3 organization we gratefully accept cash donations to help support our Gathering, or advance our program initiatives.