Community

An Important Gift to the Community for the Holidays

The Yocha Dehe Community Fund donated $25,000 in support of the 2010 Holiday Food Basket Program, providing holiday meals to Yolo County families in need.

The Yocha Dehe Community Fund was proud to step in and partner with the Yolo Wayfarer Center and Food Bank of Yolo County to help fulfill 650 Thanksgiving meals for families throughout the county when the program was at risk of being cut this year.

YDFD is First Native American Dept. to Earn Prestigious International Accreditation

When Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation set out to build its fire department, the Tribe’s leaders were determined to build the best department possible to serve the needs of their community and their neighbors. Last week in Chicago, the Yocha Dehe Fire Department reached a historic step in attaining that goal: it became the first Native American fire department to earn accreditation by the Commission on Fire Accreditation International (CFAI).

Community Fund Partners in Philanthropy Luncheon draws more than 150 guests

On April 15, 2010, the Yocha Dehe Community Fund board of directors gathered with its grantees for the 2nd Annual Partners in Philanthropy Luncheon. This year, more than 150 people representing more than 80 organizations attended the event at the Tribal Community Center in Brooks, Calif.

Four awards to honor excellence in community service were given during the lunch program. The 2010 recipients include:

Annual fundraiser takes on a country slant this year at Cache Creek

The Cache Creek Casino Resort will host its Rockin’ the Capay Valley fundraiser on May 2nd.

$1.5 million grant from Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation fuels Native American Rights Fund

BOULDER, Colo. – The Native American Rights Fund (NARF) has received a $1.5 million grant
from the Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation of Brooks, Calif., to be distributed in $500,000 allotments
over three years and used for general operating expenses and special projects.
 
“This generous grant provides the Native American Rights Fund fiscal security for the next three
years, enabling us to focus on legal advocacy and insuring the survival of tribes and their ways of

Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation contributes $15,891 to the Firefighter Burn Institute Boot Drive

Brooks, Calif. – Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation today contributed $15,892 from the Tribe’s
Community Fund to Yolo County’s Firefighter Burn Institute’s annual “Fill the Boot for Burns” fundraising drive.

9th Annual NCAI State of Indian Nations Address

On Jan. 29, 2010 at 9:30 am, the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) President, Jefferson Keel, will deliver the 9th annual State of Indian Nations address. The speech, being delivered on the same day as President Obama’s first State of the Union address, will include directives on Indian Country’s priorities for the Obama Administration and the 111th Congress; economic development; healthcare; the protection of American Indian tribal sovereignty; and homeland security.

Tribal Name Change

We are now officially the Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation.

Yocha Dehe Awards $335,853 to the Esparto School District

The donation helped the Esparto School District to close its 2009-2010 budget gap for the year.

The Yocha Dehe Tribal Council donated $335,853 to the Esparto School District in order to help close a large budget gap. 

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