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02.25.2010

More Than $7 Million Awarded to 42 Native American Tribes in 16 States for a Wide Range of Conservation Work

For Immediate Release - February 25, 2010

02.12.2010

Yocha Dehe Golf Club at the Cache Creek Casino Resort recently earned LEED Silver Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council for the environmentally conscious design and features of its clubhouse.

The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System is the international standard evaluation for green building design. The 18,000-square-foot clubhouse was awarded the Silver certification for exceeding green building standards, including:

01.25.2010

On Jan. 29, 2010 at 9:30 am, the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) President, Jefferson Keel, will deliver the 9th annual State of Indian Nations address. The speech, being delivered on the same day as President Obama’s first State of the Union address, will include directives on Indian Country’s priorities for the Obama Administration and the 111th Congress; economic development; healthcare; the protection of American Indian tribal sovereignty; and homeland security.

01.20.2010

Cache Creek Casino Resort is starting an environmental analysis of its proposed events center.

Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation on Tuesday said it will move ahead with an environmental impact study for a proposed event center project at the Cache Creek Casino Resort.

This first step, a notice of preparation, lets government agencies and the public know the tribe has authorized an environmental analysis on its land.

Analytical Environmental Services, or AES, of Sacramento will conduct the analysis.

01.01.2010

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.

11.12.2009

Brooks, Calif. – Yocha Dehe Tribal Chairman Marshall McKay has been selected as a recipient of the American Indian Film Institute’s (AIFI) 2009 Eagle Sprit award. Chairman McKay will be presented with the honor at the American Indian Motion Picture Awards Show on Saturday, Nov. 14 in San Francisco.

11.06.2009

Local tribal chairman Marshall McKay met with President Obama on Thursday, along with representatives from hundreds of other Native American tribes.

'In this new era of hope,' McKay said after the Washington, D.C., conference, 'we're excited about the idea of collaboration with the administration and actually coming up with some solutions.'

McKay heads the Tribal Council for the Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation, which owns Cache Creek Casino Resort.

11.05.2009

November 5, 2009 - President Obama told hundreds of tribal leaders at an Interior Department summit today that he knows what it means to feel ignored and forgotten, pledging to work with them on issues including energy development and climate change.

11.02.2009

BROOKS, Calif. – On November 5, 2009, Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation will take part in the first-of-its-kind White House conference with federally recognized tribes. The conference will be hosted by President Obama and will take place from 9am to 5:30pm.

10.21.2009

“Indian country has been waiting for well over a decade for a meeting of this caliber with the President of the United States,” said Joe A. Garcia, National Congress of American Indians president.
 
Leaders of all 564 federally recognized tribes will be invited, an announcement said, adding that they will be given the opportunity to interact directly with the president and other top administration officials. Each federally recognized tribe can send one representative.
 

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