Reclaiming the Sierra

California Heritage: Indigenous Research Project

July 8, 2019

California Heritage: Indigenous Research Project (CHIRP) was created to research, document, preserve, and protect California Indigenous Nisenan culture. CHIRP has been following the history and stories of the Foothill Nisenan people of the Nevada City Rancheria, and has played an important role in the re-introduction of the Nisenan people to the non-native community now residing in the Nisenan homelands of the Bear and Yuba river watersheds, especially in Nevada County where the Nisenan once had a federally recognized reservation.