The Cher-Ae Heights Indian Community of the Trinidad Rancheria is a federally recognized tribe located near the City of Trinidad, California. The tribe’s continued growth includes social & cultural programs, business enterprises, partnerships and services for tribal members which honor the past and look toward the future.

Trinidad Rancheria




Vision Statement

Honoring the Past, Living in the Present, Looking Towards the Future


Mission Statement

The mission of the Cher-Ae Heights Indian Community of the Trinidad Rancheria is to preserve and promote our cultural and traditional beliefs; improve quality of life and self-sufficiency; uphold tribal sovereignty; create positive partnerships; and protect the environment in order to provide a healthy community, honor our elders, and guide our youth.


Guiding Principle

It is with faith in The Creator that we undertake these tasks and it shall be with a spirit of respect and cooperation that we reach these goals.


For information on the history of the Trinidad Rancheria, click here.


Member Announcements

Summer Reading Program at the Trinidad Rancheria Library


Trinidad Rancheria’s Summer Reading Program: TALK STORY will begin June 20, 2012 and continue through August 8, 2012. There will be a two week break from June 26 – July 10. Each week will focus on a different topic area relevant to our local indigenous culture. Topic areas include: culture and regalia, acorn stories, salmon stories, coyote tales and much more. For more information contact the Library at 707-825-2725.
Yurok Language Basket Class

UPDATE June 19, 2012

The first two sessions of the Yurok Language Basket Class 2012 are complete! We will be taking a break over the summer/ceremony time and will resume with a restructured class in the fall. The next session is tentatively scheduled to begin September 20, 2012. Please contact Rachel Sundberg in the Cultural Resources Department for more information. 707-677-0211.

California Tribal TANF Services

Are you in need of assistance with child care or family services or are you looking for assistance with job preparation, work or marriage needs?

The Trinidad Rancheria is a member of the California Tribal TANF Partnership and can provide referral services & assistance with TANF services and programs.

Temporary assistance programs include: cash assistance, educational activities to increase family self-sufficiency, welfare diversion assistance and supportive services.