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Pomo Elder Quote

Feb 20 2017 “My grandmother was born on a gravel bed along the creek many moons ago, before this land was taken from us, the salmon were so thick in the creek you could walk across them.”  Ruth Cordova

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DCR Pomo Arrowheads

Feb. 07 2017     The Pomo of California were expert arrowmakers. Here we have a gallery of arrowheads from our archive. “The Dry Creek Phase” lasted from 500 BCE to 1300 CE. During this phase, we settled the lands at Sonoma Lake more extensively and permanently. Archaeologists believe Pomo took over the lands from the earlier…

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Dry Creek Legend – Laura Somersal

Jan. 25 2017 — Laura Somersal, well known Pomo weaver and teacher who lived among us from (1892-1990). She was known as one of the most talented Basket Weavers that ever lived. Her artistry, knowledge and passion for the spiritual practice of Basket Weaving was only rivaled by her poise and warmth as a teacher…

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Dry Creek Before The Flood

 Jan 20th. 2017 – Have you ever wondered what Dry Creek looked like before the flood and before Warm Springs Dam was built to create Lake Sonoma? Here we have an amazing gallery from our historical archives of what Dry Creek was like prior to 1982, when the Dam was completed. The vast profundity of…

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Aerial View of The Dry Creek Rancheria

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Ancestrial Fish Weir Baskets

Dec 20th, 2016 – Our tribal ancestors were expert wardens of the land. They harvested fish from the Russian River for generations without negative impact to the fragile ecosystem of ancient Salmon migrations. Creating habitat ponds that diverted the river into small controlled areas allowed our ancestors to collect fish by the ton, feed their families and have a…

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Elizabeth Cordova Dollar Circa 1920

Dec. 12th. 2016..Here is an amazing look at one of the DCR’s oldest archival photo galleries. This gallery from our private collection features the Dry Creek Rancheria in the 20’s as well as an incredible timeless look at one of our Elders, Elizabeth Lozinto Cordova Dollar. From the Book “Healdsburg” on Google Books

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Native American And Tribal Grants

Oct 2nd 2016 Qualify and Receive Funds for College Native Americans, and Native Alaskans, have a long history of being under-represented in traditional American colleges and universities. Over the years, a large number of financial aid programs have been put into place to help redress this imbalance. These programs are supported by both the private and…

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Links To Native American Resource Websites

Sept 27th 2016 – Here is a list of websites throughout the US that feature resources for Native Americans. Aboriginal Nurses Association of Canada (ANAC)  Ottawa, ON Abya Yala Fund for Indigenous Self-Development in South & Meso America (AYF)  Oakland, CA Alberta Native Friendship Centre Association  Edmonton, AB Alliance for California Traditional Arts  Fresno, CA Alliance of Tribal Tourism Advocates  Lower…

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Introducing Bellacanavineyards.com

Sept 2nd 2016 Bellacanavineyards.com is Live  

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