Costanoan Indian Research, Inc. (“CIR” est. 1985) is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization at Indian Canyon, Hollister, California, owned and held by the Indian Canyon Chualar Tribe of the Costanoan-Ohlone People, aka “Indian Canyon Nation”.
Indian Canyon has served as a safe haven for Indigenous peoples in need of land for ceremony and education. CIR has opened this land to visitors for Indigenous studies, rural development, culture sharing connections. Indian Canyon is the only land continuously held by the Ohlone people, the first inhabitants of the San Francisco and Monterey Bay Area. Indian Canyon is the the only federally recognized “Indian Country” for 300 miles along central coastal California from San Pablo to Santa Ynez.
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