Starting as an idea and a survey to tribes in 2009, the California Tribal College initiative now has the backing of 25 of the 109 federally recognized California tribes, who hope to enroll their first students as early as February 2012.

The college doesn’t have a permanent home yet, and its permanent name is yet to be determined. But it does have momentum.


National search for new leader of internationally accredited department leads to local candidate.


Coming together with the community


Historic Agreement with Vallejo provides tribes permanent access to and oversight of sensitive locations.

Yocha Dehe and Cortina Take Lead to Protect Sensitive Sites at Glen Cove


Development of a new olive press moves one step closer to Yolo County.


The Yocha Dehe Community Fund has supported more than 270 organizations in the past decade.


Yocha Dehe and Esparto High School students joined efforts in the Student and Landowner Education and Watershed Stewardship (SLEWS) program on March 17, 2011.


Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation now has authority by the US Department of Interior to manage our own cultural resources. The Tribe has designated Cultural Resources Director Reno Franklin as Tribal Historic Preservation Officer. In this role, Franklin and Yocha Dehe assume many of the functions of the State Historic Preservation Officer, giving us more authority than ever before to manage our own historic and cultural resources.


The Yocha Dehe Community Fund donated $25,000 in support of the 2010 Holiday Food Basket Program, providing holiday meals to Yolo County families in need.

The Yocha Dehe Community Fund was proud to step in and partner with the Yolo Wayfarer Center and Food Bank of Yolo County to help fulfill 650 Thanksgiving meals for families throughout the county when the program was at risk of being cut this year.


When Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation set out to build its fire department, the Tribe’s leaders were determined to build the best department possible to serve the needs of their community and their neighbors. Last week in Chicago, the Yocha Dehe Fire Department reached a historic step in attaining that goal: it became the first Native American fire department to earn accreditation by the Commission on Fire Accreditation International (CFAI).

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