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11.04.2013
The Yolo County Library will be recognizing Native American Heritage Month in November with an exhibit on display in several branch libraries from the Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation, and with related film screenings throughout the month.
 
"It is an honor to host the first Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation display," said Yolo County Librarian Patty Wong.
11.01.2013

The Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation Fire Department is a recognized and very active partner with the Forest Service. In 2013, this partnership increased as the YDFD has responded to eight different incidents to date, including the Hoag Fire on the Plumas National Forest and the Rim fire in Tuolumne County. In August, four YDFD paramedics were deployed to the Orleans Complex fire in the Six River National Forest, where two fires merged to burn 21,680 acres.

10.07.2013

Effective October 1, 2013: New Application Process

10.07.2013

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.

10.04.2013

Team Autism Tewe is proud to be among the local groups leading the “Walk Now for Autism Speaks” on Sunday October 6th in West Sacramento. The West Sacramento event is part of a nationwide effort by Autism Speaks to raise needed funds for autism research. It is also designed to raise awareness about the growing prevalence of autism. Every 11 minutes, another family learns their child has an autism spectrum disorder.

09.12.2013

The Yocha Dehe Fire Department (YDFD) has just wrapped up an intense six weeks of firefighting operations at four major fires across California: the Rim Fire near Yosemite National Park, the Orleans Complex Fire in Six Rivers National Forest near Eureka, the Swedes Fire in Butte County and the Hough Fire near Quincy.

08.29.2013

The Yocha Dehe Community Fund awarded United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) of Sacramento and Northern California a $32,370 grant. The funds will support its Woodland Community Options adult day program and in-home Yolo County Family Respite Service for people with developmental disabilities.

07.25.2013

After you build a profitable casino, luxurious hotel and championship golf course, create an award-winning wine label, manage more than 11,000 acres of farm and ranch land — including 300 head of cattle — and on top of it all, buy back your original tribal lands, what on earth do you do for an encore?

If you’re the very enterprising, 62-member Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation of California’s Capay Valley, you make 100 percent premium extra-virgin olive oil, marketed under the tribe’s distinguished Séka Hills label.

07.06.2013

Indian Country Today featured a great article about Yocha Dehe's olive oil, wine and organic product line, Séka Hills, and our journey from the rolling hills of California's Capay Valley to the Fancy Food Show in New York City. Read the article online.

05.30.2013

The Fund has provided more than $20 million in grants since 2000. 

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