Education

California Tribal College Plans Unveiled

The Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation is working on plans to open a nonprofit California Tribal College, the tribe’s chairman announced this week.

Marshall McKay made the announcement Thursday at the 28th Annual California Indian Conference and Gathering at CSU Sacramento. He has since confirmed, through a spokesman, that 40 California tribes have endorsed the Wintun Nation’s idea, and that it could potentially serve all of the state’s tribes.

Wintun Academy students get involved with Tribal agricultural restoration efforts

Students from Yocha Dehe Wintun Academy were involved in a 2,400 ft. hedgerow planting at Ponotla Piht Ranch on Nov. 16th, 2009. The planting included a mix of native shrubs, grasses and trees. The Tribe has completed many restoration projects in the riparian areas it owns but this is the first native planting in its agricultural areas. The Tribe plans more restoration work on its farm for 2010.

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