BROOKS, CA (March 1, 2017) – The Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation will create a new tribal entity to allocate a pool of funding to support the community and other causes. In its new Tribal-State Gaming Compact, signed in October with Governor Jerry Brown, the Tribe requested and received the ability to redirect a significant portion of the revenue normally sent to the state. These allocations will be utilized locally to address a range of causes and initiatives, including economic development and revitalization.


As a long-term Yolo Food Bank partner, Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation gave a $2.5 million capital gift to the Yolo Food Bank for renovation of its new and expanded facility to support its mission to end food insecurity in Yolo County.


BROOKS, CA (August 4, 2016) – Governor Jerry Brown and the Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation have completed negotiations and signed a new Tribal-State Gaming Compact between the State of California and the Tribe. Following ratification by the State Legislature and posting by the Bureau of Indian Affairs in the Federal Register, the new compact will replace the current compact that was signed in 2004.

Yocha Dehe Tribal Chairman Leland Kinter issued the following statement:


The Yocha Dehe Tribal Council, tribal citizens, and leaders and guests from around the region gathered today at the Fire Station in Brooks for the Seventh Annual Recognition Luncheon to celebrate the service of the Yocha Dehe Fire Department (YDFD).


The Fire Department of the Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation has again earned accreditation by the Commission on Fire Accreditation International (CFAI). The decision was announced August 27 in Atlanta, Georgia. The Yocha Dehe Fire Department (YDFD) first earned accreditation in 2010 and is the only Native American fire department to do so. 

Event Celebrates Dedication to Public Safety and Cooperation Across the Region


Yocha Dehe Community Fund gathers to honor the achievements of its local partners .


The Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation has sworn into office new Tribal Chairman Leland Kinter and its re-elected Tribal Officers and Council Members. The five member Tribal Council will lead the sovereign nation for the next three years.


The Séka Hills Tasting Room is open and welcoming visitors, just in time to experience the flavors of the harvest season with the freshly milled olio nuovo. A very limited amount of this new extra virgin olive oil, noted for its bright, fresh flavor, is now available in the Tasting Room. 

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