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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.
 

10.06.2009

The Tribal Council of the Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation has decided not to proceed with the currently proposed version of its Destination Resort Project (DRP).

09.28.2009

On Friday, Sept. 25, new recycle bins were unveiled at a press event in Woodland, Calif. announcing the program entitled "Plastics. Too Valuable to Waste. Recycle."  

The Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation was the proud sponsor of all bins in Fern Park, recognizing the importance of keeping our public spaces clean and healthy. 

The Tribe partnered with the City of Woodland, Keep California Beautiful, American Chemistry Council and PG&E in this important effort. 

09.28.2009

The Yocha Dehe tribal community and government gathered at the 42nd annual celebration of Native American Day in Sacramento.

About 300 gathered at the capitol building, including many Californian tribes, residents and legislators. 

Tribal Chairman Marshall McKay addressed the importance of the holiday and Yocha Dehe youth spoke to the crowd in their traditional dialect, Patwin. 

09.15.2009

Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation is the proud winner of WateReuse’s 2009 Project of the Year Award for our Cache Creek Desalination Facility. We are the first tribe to win an annual award from the WateReuse Association. 

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