The U.S. government officially recognizes nearly 600 Indian tribes in the contiguous 48 states and Alaska. These federally recognized tribes are eligible for funding and services from the Bureau of Indian Affairs, either directly or through contracts, grants, or compacts. The state of California is home to more people of Native heritage than any other state in the United States.
California is home to more people of Native heritage than any other state in the United States. There are currently 109 federally recognized Indian tribes in California and 78 entities petitioning for recognition. The City of Los Angeles American Indian and Alaska Native population is 28,840, or 0.73%. Los Angeles County, home to more Native Americans/ Alaska Natives than any other county in the United States, totals around 140,764 people.
Both the City and County of Los Angeles has a wealth of services available to its residents. There are Native American social service and cultural organizations in Los Angeles County that provide a range of services to the community.