Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians is a federally-recognized sovereign nation located in Northern California with a deep tradition of resiliency, culture, and a strong vision for the future of all peoples living in the Corning-Paskenta Tribal Community.
The Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians is part of the enduring legacy of Everett Freeman (1931-2010), an elder of the Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians who led the efforts of the tribe to regain federal re-recognition of his community in 1994. His commitment extended beyond the Nomlaki community to its surrounding neighbors and land, with a keen understanding that cooperation and mutual support would raise the standing of all.
Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians
Members of the Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians have lived in Northern California for generations, in what is now called Tehama and Glenn counties. Paskenta lands lie between Red Bluff, California, and Stoney Creek, California, west of the Sacramento River.
There were two major divisions of Nomlaki Indians in California: the Hill Nomlaki and the River Nomlaki. The Paskenta Band is Hill Nomlaki. The River Nomlaki occupied the territory east of the Hill Nomlaki in the Sacramento River Valley in present-day Tehama County.