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.


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


The Yocha Dehe Fire Department (YDFD) recognized key individuals for their commitment to public safety and protection of the community at its annual awards luncheon at the fire station in Brooks last week.


New computers and other technology-based teaching aids are on the way to Winters High School, Winters Middle School and Wolfskill Continuation High School, thanks to a $353,720 grant from the Yocha Dehe Community Fund.

The new grant builds on an initial $239,720 grant awarded to the Winters Combined PTA by the Community Fund in November 2011.


Yocha Dehe Tribal Chairman Marshall McKay has been appointed by Governor Jerry Brown to the State Historical Resources Commission (SHRC), a nine-member state board that oversees the identification, registration and preservation of California's cultural heritage.


The Woodland Community College's Foster & Kinship Care Education Foundation received a $48,500 donation from the Yocha Dehe Community Fund to serve Yolo County youth in foster care.

Kris Stanfill, YDCF Director stated, "The Committee is excited to be a part of supporting Yolo County Foster Care and the efforts to recruit and retain local families for local children."


The Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation Tribal Council has voted to continue the grant of more than $190,000 in "gap funds" to maintain certain essential services that aid the underserved residents of the Madison-Esparto-Capay Valley region.

In these difficult economic times, the tribe has stepped forward to backfill funds that have been cut due to federal and local government budget shortfalls, according to Tico Zendejas, executive director of RISE.


Tribe’s Facilities Office Building Uses Latest Technologies


Anthony Roberts, Tribal Treasurer of the Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation has been appointed as a Director of the 40th District Agricultural Association, Yolo County Fair Board by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.


At a special tasting for restaurateurs, vendors and media in Sacramento, we introduced our new line of premium Capay Valley grown food products under the Séka Hills brand. Séka Hills means blue hills in our Patwin language.

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