Save the Date! Community Cleanup Slated for May 30th

For thousands of years prior to European contact, the Nisenan thrived alongside the watersheds, flora and fauna of their ancestral lands in Nevada County. The connection between the Nisenan and the land was brutally severed with the onset of the Gold Rush, which launched the Tribe into over half a century as a landless people. […]

Deer Creek Property Acquired for the Nisenan People

On Wednesday, November 14, 2018, the Board Chairman of the California Heritage: Indigenous Research Project (CHIRP) Niel Locke announced to the Nevada City Council that CHIRP had successfully acquired a 32-acre property on Deer Creek earlier this fall. At long last and after a multi-year acquisition process, the land has been returned to the original […]