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06.04.2014

The Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation dedicated its new fire and rescue training tower in Brooks, offering Yocha Dehe and its partner departments an important “all-risk public safety training facility developed to replicate a wide range of exercises.” 

 

05.28.2014

Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation Pays Tribute to Its Community Fund Partners

05.19.2014
Chairman Marshall McKay received the Wendell A. Chino Humanitarian Award Tuesday night at the National Indian Gaming Association’s (NIGA) 2014 Indian Gaming Tradeshow and Convention.
 
A well-known and respected leader in the Indian and non-Indian communities on the state and national levels, Chairman McKay has dedicated his career to protecting sovereignty and supporting California tribes.
 
The award was given during NIGA’s Annual Banquet during at the San Diego Convention Center.
01.07.2014

Explorit Science Center has recognized and thanked all the donors and volunteers who helped bring hands-on science fun to the community in 2013. Among the donors was the Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation Community Fund, who sponsored a variety of nature-based explorations from Nature Safaris and Discovery Lessons at Explorit to Spider Safaris and Family Science Nights throughout Yolo County. The Explorit Science Center noted that, the Yocha Dehe Community Fund investment in Explorit "has broadened the horizons of many."

01.07.2014

In an article from Native News Online, Chairman Marshall McKay speaks about the significance of cultural survival for Native nations.

11.12.2013

The Thanksgiving meal distribution is one of two holiday food distributions hosted annually by Yolo Food Bank (YFB). With generous support from Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation, YFB distributed 1,275 holiday meals in November 2012. This year, YFB will give away a total of 1,500 meals for the 2013 Thanksgiving holiday.

Yolo County households in need of food assistance for the holidays will receive one turkey, an assortment of fresh produce, and a variety of non-perishable goods.

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

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.

10.07.2013

Effective October 1, 2013: New Application Process

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